Information Literacy Integrated Assignment Design (ILIAD)

The goal of ILIAD is to facilitate collaboration between faculty and librarians in creating assignments which integrate information literacy skills required for academic success and life-long learning. ILIAD-based assignments take students on a "journey" where they not only gain knowledge through investigation of a specific topic, but also "learn how to learn" by developing the skills needed to identify, access, evaluate, organize and use information effectively through the research process. A positive research experience reduces student frustration, contributes to student success and retention, and develops transfer skills.

Information Literacy Initiative<link to information literacy initiative> site provides information on standards and guidelines, assignment design, assessment, tutorials, and other pertinent issues.

Assignment Design Resources

Spangler Library Services to Faculty

In addition to collaborative assignment design, librarians can provide general library orientation, class sessions in specific subject areas, and one-on-one instruction. Librarians can also customize instructional resources, such as pathfinders, Web pages, electronic reserves, and multimedia tutorials to meet curricular needs. Please contact Grant Wilinski or Ellen Parker for more information on these and other library services.

Faculty Assistance

Faculty members Lynn Lessie, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan, and Amy Shelton have been involved with faculty/librarian collaboration for several years and have presented on the topic at national conferences. They welcome the opportunity to assist both adjunct and full-time faculty with assignment design.

Spangler Library Resources

  • Birks, J. and Hunt, F. (2003). Hands-on Information Literacy Activities. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. (ZA3075.B575 2003)
  • Burkhardt , J. M., MacDonald, M.C. and Rathemacher, A. J. (2003). Teaching Information Literacy. Chicago: American Library Association. (ZA3075.B87 2003)
  • Grassian, E. S. and Kaplowitz. (2001). Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. (ZA3075.G73 2001)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2003). Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for the Information Literacy in the Curriculum. Philadelphia: Author. (LB2361.M62.D48 2003)
  • Young, R. M. and Harmony, S. (1999). Working with Faculty to Design Undergraduate Information Literacy Programs. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. (Z711.2.Y68 1999)