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EDEC 262 • Foundations in Literacy K-9: Introduction

Library resources, information, and instruction for EDEC 262 with Professor McDaniel


Library Guide • EDEC 262

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Welcome! This library guide supports your literacy based topics research, lesson planning and teaching strategies, for Professor McDaniel's Foundations in Literacy K-9 course.

Here you will find information and handouts used during your library instruction session, as well as links to Archer Library and Instructional Resource Center resources.

What's Here? Guide Overview

This library guide includes:

  • Introduction: A guide overview
  • Standards & References: Citations, identified ACRL Information Literacy Standards, image attribution, additional information.
  • Welcome to the IRC: Archer Library 2nd floor and The Instructional Resource Center.
  • Library Instruction: Active learning session, research and evaluating information
  • Evaluating Information: Explore how to apply the CRAAP test to help you evaluate information resources. Download the infographic for later use.
  • Evaluating Journal Types: An overview of three journal types, criteria to help the identification process, and basic characteristics of each.
  • Course Readings: Exploring the Science of Reading.

Using this Guide

Navigate the guide from left to right using the tabs at the top of the page. We will use different tabs during our three schedule library sessions:  Library Instruction • Jigsaw, Finding Your Book, and Welcome to the IRC. A tab with information pertaining to Exit ticket Q & As will be added at the conclusion of each instruction session.

This guide will remain available at the conclusion of the session and, like all Archer Library guides, accessible online 24/7.  Feel free to explore; select a tab to review page contents. 

Questions? Need help?

If you have questions about any of the Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at

During IRC operating hours, Ask the IRC chat is available for general questions; a chat widget is located on this page. Stop in the IRC, Archer Library second floor, for help.

Archer Library's reference librarians are also available to help with your research project.  Email a reference librarian at - or schedule a reference appointment online.




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Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.
Curriculum Librarian
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