Students are more likely to learn the concepts and skills in the context of an academic course when they have an information problem to solve. For that reason, information literacy best practices recommend integrating the teaching of information literacy into the curriculum. Ideally, information literacy competencies are sequenced and integrated into the curriculum of an academic department. As students move through their major, they master increasingly sophisticated competencies.
On a programmatic level, librarians are available to map information literacy competencies onto an existing departmental curriculum, or to work with departments to build those sequenced competencies into a revised curriculum.
Librarians are available to assist faculty in teaching information literacy skills to their students in a number of ways. These methods, which can be combined, include:
Completed exercise results are measured individually against library student learning outcomes after instruction session. Group results and student feedback are compiled annually in order to evaluate program effectiveness, and identify areas for improvement. Faculty are encouraged, as well, to apply class credit to students based on results of library exercise.