Client-based projects and the ACRL information literacy competency standards for higher education

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Abstract

The library literature contains many discussions on problem-based learning as a means of engaging students in instruction and promoting information literacy. A related but relatively unexplored opportunity is available through client-based projects. Using examples from the business education literature, library literature, and the author's experience, the author attempts to connect the consulting processes of client-based projects to information literacy competencies, specifically, the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The correspondence in the steps reveals exceptional opportunities for librarians to simultaneously apply what they already know, stretch their own boundaries, and promote information literacy in highly-motivated students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-22
Number of pages16
JournalBehavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
Volume28
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • ACRL
  • Client-based projects
  • Information literacy
  • Instruction
  • Problem-based learning
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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