Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood
information literacy, documentary shorts, filmmaking, credit course
Provides an overview of a credit-bearing information literacy course that utilizes documentary filmmaking as the vehicle to teach concepts like social constructs of information, how technology impacts the dissemination, creation, retrieval, and storage of information, utilization of technology for finding, managing, synthesizing, evaluating, and sharing information. The overview includes the following sections: Circumstances of the Instruction; Objectives of the Instruction; Components of the Instruction (Preparation, Presentation, Evaluation); Supplementary Materials (Syllabus sample, Homework assignment sample, Grading rubric sample); and Recommended Resources.
Sharkey, Jennifer. 2011. “Creating Documentary Shorts in a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course.” In Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood, 91–95. Active Learning Series 10. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications.