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Information Literacy Tools @ Pitt: Curriculum Mapping

This guide takes an advanced look at integrating information literacy into library instruction sessions for students.

What is a Curriculum Map?

A curriculum map:

  • Is a grid for subject-specific information literacy instruction
  • Includes a scope and sequence of skills
  • Can be customized to the needs of a particular department or major

Components of a Curriculum Map

  • Courses offered
  • Rubric level (novice, developing, proficient, accomplished) [See Rubrics page]
  • IL concepts and skills [See IL page]
  • Progression (basic skills in novice-level course, advanced skills in an accomplished course)

The Library Instruction Cookbook

PowerPoints and Documents

The information in this guide is based on information in a series of presentations and documents associated with an Information Literacy Workshop presented by the ULS Information Literacy and Assessment Working Group.

Example: Engineering Library

This is an example of a curriculum map for the Engineering Library.

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Example: Greensburg Campus

This is an example of a curriculum map for a communication major at the Greensburg campus. 

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