In this course, we will explore the fascinating and deceptively complex topic of information literacy through the variety of definitions, teaching approaches and meanings that constitute this field. This course provides an introduction to the principles of library instruction and information literacy including a historical overview of their place within the profession. Emphasis is on instruction within an academic setting, but students will learn important educational theories that can be applied to a variety of settings. Information literacy standards and frameworks will be examined as well as types of instruction, instructional design, collaboration with faculty, various competencies, assessment, and lifelong learning. The class has a strong emphasis on public speaking, communication skills, and the practical application of educational theory. 3 credits.