INFORMATION LITERACY RESOURCES
The following information is for Quest I and II and Quest Speaking and Writing Courses.
Instruction librarians at Polk Library are actively involved in assisting instructors and students with concepts related to information literacy. The library offers both synchronous and asynchronous resources to help students meet information literacy outcomes.
ANVIL: Active iNstructional Videos in Information Literacy
ANVIL is an interactive trivia-style game which teaches students concepts associated with information literacy, all integrated through D2L. ANVIL is divided into six categories, with each category explaining a different information literacy concept via short (~5 minute) videos. In total, there are 10 videos, covering content about: the information cycle; understanding academic assignments and developing research topics; searching for information; locating information; evaluating information; and, citing and using information.
After watching the videos, players can test their understanding of a concept by playing the game, in which they’re given ten random questions (related to the concept) to answer before time runs out. Scores are automatically entered into a course’s D2L dropbox. To get this set up for your course, contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Ted Mulvey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Homepage of ANVIL for additional information.
Library Instructional Support in the USP
Librarians also play an important role on campus in the development of skills associated with information literacy, via face-to-face meetings.
Research Support for Students
Students may also meet with a librarian directly for assistance, through Polk Library’s Research Advisory Program. Through this program, students meet one-on-one with a librarian, where they will receive individualized and in-depth assistance with their research. Follow this link to schedule research help with a librarian.