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English 609: College Composition Pedagogy: Web Sources Composition & Rhetoric

RESEARCH RESOURCES FOR COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

 

WAC LogoCompPile is an inventory of publications in writing studies, including post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse analysis.

 

The WAC Clearinghouse, in partnership with the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, publishes open-access journals, books, and other resources for teachers who use writing in their courses.

 

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. Welcome to our community. You'll find the field's leading resources and, more important, expert scholars and teachers eager for you to join us. 


RESEARCH RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION LITERACY

 

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a national and ongoing series of research studies that investigates what it is like being a college student in the digital age.  We seek to understand how college students find and use information -- their needs, strategies, practices, and workarounds -- for course work and solving information problems that arise in their everyday lives.

 

College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official, bi-monthly, online-only scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

 

College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) is the official newsmagazine and publication of record of the Association of College & Research Libraries,  providing articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries.


ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES (ACRL): FRAMEWORK & STANDARDS

 

Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework) grows out of a belief that information literacy as an educational reform movement will realize its potential only through a richer, more complex set of core ideas. The dynamic and often uncertain information ecosystem in which all of us work and live require new attention to be focused on foundational ideas about that ecosystem.

The Framework offered here is called a framework intentionally because it is based on a cluster of interconnected core concepts, with flexible options for implementation, rather than on a set of standards or learning outcomes, or any prescriptive enumeration of skills. It consists of threshold concepts, knowledge practices, and dispositions that mark the transition into information literacy.

 

The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (originally approved in 2000) were rescinded by the ACRL Board of Directors on June 25, 2016, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, which means they are no longer in force. 

The Standards consist of measurable information literacy learning outcomes and standards; they are useful for writing learning objectives.


RESOURCES FOR ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSON PLANS

Project CORA: An open access resource for faculty and librarians. Filtered searching for lesson plans and assignments.

 

Information Literacy Sandbox: Open Access lesson plans / assignments from the Association of College & Research Libraries. To get started searching, click on the Resources tab to browse for resources or use the search box at the top of the page. For further information, see “Searching and Browsing” in the Help Center.

 

PRIMO (Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) - PRIMO is a means to promote and share peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The Committee hopes that publicizing selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies.