Information Literacy Through the Streets of Hollywood
Editors: Gerald T. Burke and Carol Anne Germain
Lesson Plan, "We Didn't Start the Fire in the Library – Teaching Information Literacy with MTV," co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member.
As teachers and librarians we appreciate and eagerly embrace instructional techniques and devices that engage students in the learning process.
From our experience, we have observed that students are very receptive to visual media in instructional activities. Since we teach Information Literacy courses, we know that many of these resources contain excellent examples, and we utilize these to instruct students in the fundamentals of Information Literacy.
This book strives to provide librarians and other teachers with resources and ideas to better educate our students in Information Literacy using visual media. In this publication, we discuss the use of these resources for both in- and out-of class assignments following the information literacy guidelines set forth by ACRL.
Instructors of elementary and secondary education will also find these useful since the core of the competencies overlap with the Information Literacy standards created by the American Association of School Librarians. In addition, teachers of subject-oriented courses that fulfill Information Literacy requirements will also find these resources valuable.
Library Instruction Publications
Starkey, A. & Blackburn, H. (2011). We Didn’t Start the Fire in the Library. In G.T. Burke & C. A. Germain (Eds.), Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications.