Brooklyn Public Library
Log Number: RE-246442-OLS-20
Brooklyn Public Library, along with its partners Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and the New York Library Association, proposes to design and implement an online professional development course to train library staff to teach information literacy skills to the public. Over a two-year period, the project will offer a 12-session online course that focuses on three foundational competencies: 1. the research process, 2. information literacy, and 3. instructional strategies and techniques. Course topics include reviewing research and inquiry fundamentals; organizing database and other information; using tools to navigate the open web; introducing participants to archives, primary sources, and digital collections; exploring media, health, and data literacy; and other practical teaching and presentation strategies.