This assignment was developed for a cross-listed Film & Media Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies course called "Cinema of the Southern Cone," but can be adapted to any subject area. It is intended to be assigned to students prior to an in-person library instruction session led by a librarian. The assignment asks students to describe their topic and its connection to the course content, complete some preliminary searching for sources, and reflect on the search process and credibility of the information they found. Students bring the completed assignment with them to the library instruction session and the librarian uses the responses to guide the discussion and introduce students to subject-specific search strategies.
This assignment was the product of a KU Libraries Information Literacy Mini-Grant. The mini-grants program pairs faculty with a team of librarians to redesign an assignment in an undergraduate course to meet an information literacy learning outcome. One outcome of the mini-grants program is to share information literacy assignment materials as an Open Educational Resource (OER).
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