This article came out in the April 2012 issue of C&RL News. “Let the faculty do it: Responsibility and collaboration in developing an information literacy program.”
Creating a stable information literacy program that can stand the test of time is challenging even when all the stars align. With a diverse, requirement-averse curriculum and a strong faculty-governance structure, the Smith College Libraries found a way to develop a multileveled program tailored to the needs of individual majors. How did we do it? We simply let the faculty do the writing. How and why we did this is the story this article tells.