I developed LIS101.com as a place for academic librarians to get ideas about teaching information literacy. As we all know, the information landscape has become incredibly complex, and our students need more intensive training than a one-hour orientation session can accomplish. It is my hope that for-credit LIS courses will become the norm on college and university campuses.
Here you will find steps to take to create a for-credit course on your campus, sample syllabi, course readings, and student exercises. Please feel free to use any of the materials on this site in your own instruction sessions. I ask only that you attribute the materials to LIS101.com.
The text is an introduction to the various economic, political, cultural, and psychological forces that shape our collective relationship with information. It is not to be seen as the final word on any one topic but an invitation to study more deeply if a skim across the surface establishes interest. As with all products of human endeavor, this book cannot claim complete impartiality; however, the aims here are objectivity and fairness. All sources are cited on the Annotated Bibliography page. Should a reader wish to alert me to sources with different points of view, please do so, as a more nuanced understanding of the subject is always welcome. Moreover, if you wish to make your own materials available on this site or have suggestions about site content, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.