Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Justice faculty present on embedding information literacy in courses

L to r: Prof. Deb Periman and Prof. Page Brannon
explain how the revised course increased student
engagement with technology and library resources.
Dr. Marny Rivera and Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, recently presented the results of embedding information literacy into a course to increase students' understanding of technology. The faculty members had each received a Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) Information Literacy minigrant to assist them in revising a course to be taught in the 2013-2014 academic year with the goal of embedding the use of technology resources.

Another objective of the process was to encourage collaboration between discipline faculty and library faculty. Dr. Rivera revised her JUST 200 Research Methods course and Prof. Periman focused on her LEGL Legal Ethics & the Role of the Legal Professional course in partnership with Prof. Page Brannon, Justice Librarian.  The presentations were made on April 11 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

 Both Justice faculty working on information literacy are also program coordinators. Dr. Rivera is the Justice Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Prof. Periman is the Legal Studies Program Coordinator.

L to r: Dr. Marny Rivera and Prof. Page Brannon discuss how they determined
the best ways to include technology resources in the course curriculum.