The availability of, and access to information is moving to digital (non-print) format. In our community, books, magazines, newspapers and even textbooks are becoming digital. Therefore, Centreville Layton School has combined Library and Technology classes to form an Information Literacy Lab. Information Literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information from a range of sources for problem solving, decision making, and research. Print materials hold a tremendous value and continue to encourage young readers, however, to keep up with technology we educate our students on how to use digital media to assist them with their education. Information Literacy Lab teaches both the print and non-print format uses of library materials and technology to attain the 21st century goals of: accessing, evaluating and using materials for academic work. The goal of the Information Literacy Lab is to bring technology and books together.
Lower School students visit the Information Literacy Lab two days a week. They learn about books and how to locate them. In addition, they begin to use technology to assist them in accessing resources. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards are followed. Lower School students are encouraged to borrow books to promote a love of reading. Lower School students are taught beginning keyboarding skills as well as technology skills based on the ISTE Standards for Students. Lower School students are assigned an AlphaSmart NEO 2 to use as a tool to support their education.
Middle School students visit the Information Literacy Lab three days a week to learn about physical and digital resources, and how to use them to complete assignments. The AASL standards are followed using the Big6 model. Middle School students are be encourage to borrow books to read for enjoyment. Middle School students are taught beginning keyboarding skills as well as technology skills based on the ISTE Standards for Students. Middle School students are assigned a Google Chromebook to use as a tool to support their education.
Curious to see if a we have a book, or do you need more information about a book?
Check out our online resource management system; Destiny by Follett.
Contact the Information Literacy Lab
If you have any questions about the Information Literacy Lab, please contact Denise Jarrell at firstname.lastname@example.org