Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Sociology

Last updated June 21 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Sociology.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

ALA/ACRL/ANSS (Anthropology and Sociology Section) Instruction and Information Literacy Committee. 2008. “Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students.”

American Sociological Association. 2010. “Library Assessment Tools” (bottom of page).

2. Related Research

Atkinson, Maxine P., Ronald F. Czaja, and Zachary B. Brewster. 2006. “Integrating Sociological Research into Large Introductory Courses: Learning Content and Increasing Quantitative Literacy.” Teaching Sociology 34 (1): 54-64.

Black, Michelle, and Sue Rechter. 2013. “A Critical Reflection on the Use of an Embedded Academic Literacy Program for Teaching Sociology.” Journal of Sociology 49 (4): 456–70.

Caravello, Patti S. 2006. “Research Skills for Anthropology and Sociology Students.” Anthropology News 47 (9): 22.

Caravello, Patti S., Edward L. Kain, Triveni Kuchi, Susan Macicak, and Gregory L. Weiss. 2008. “Information Literacy: The Partnership of Sociology Faculty and Social Science Librarians.” Teaching Sociology 36 (1): 8-16. 

Dodgen, Lynda, Sarah Naper, Olia Palmer, and Adrian Rapp. 2003. “Not So SILI: Sociology Information Literacy Infusion as the Focus of Faculty and Librarian Collaboration.” Community and Junior College Libraries 11 (4): 27-33.

Doyle, Tony, and John L. Hammond. 2006. “Net Cred: Evaluating the Internet as a Research Source.” Reference Services Review 34 (1): 56-70.

Farrell, Robert and William Badke. 2015. “Situating Information Literacy in the Disciplines: A Practical and Systematic Approach for Academic Librarians.” Reference Services Review, 43 (2):319-340.

Howery, Carla B., and Havidan Rodriguez. 2006. “Integrating Data Analysis (IDA): Working with Sociology Departments to Address the Quantitative Literacy Gap.” Teaching Sociology 34 (1): 23-38.

Kain, Edward L. 1999. “Building the Sociological Imagination Through a Cumulative Curriculum: Professional Socialization in Sociology.” Teaching Sociology 27 (1): 1-16. doi:10.2307/1319241

Lee Roberts, Regina, and Mattie Taormina. 2013. “Collaborative Co-Design for Library Workshops.” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 32 (1): 46-56.

Procter, Lesley. 2006. “Supporting Legitimate Peripheral Participation: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in a First Year Sociology Course.” International Review of Modern Sociology 32 (1): 75-101.

Proctor, Lesley, Richard Wartho, and Megan Anderson. (2005).  “Embedding Information Literacy in the Sociology Program at the University of Otago.” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 36 (4): 153-168.

Ross, Susan M., and Janet McNeil Hurlbert. (2004). “Problem-Based Learning: An Exercise on Vermont’s Legalization of Civil Unions.” Teaching Sociology 32 (1): 79-93.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Gardner, Carolyn C. 2017. “Where Does Data Come From?

Gelman, Andrew. “The Candy Weighing Demonstration, Or, the Unwisdom of Crowds.”

Torres, Samuel Aaron. 2017. “Fake News or Genuine Article? Evaluating News Media Claims Using Bivariate Analyses in SPSS from TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology).”