"There are several good books out there but the least expensive costs a few lunches or a couple months’ trolley budget. The need seemed obvious for an Information Literacy OER for our students, so we wrote one....
The overarching approach:
- keep it at the community college level
- keep it short
- stick with the basics assuming the content would be supplemented by the depth of the class work and assignments
- write it as the class is taught in that it would cover transferable skills and not be San Diego City College specific
- write it as a text book in that it does not follow my class schedule, but makes sense as a book
- do not use a single theme or research question for all the examples in the book, but rather use a variety in hopes that variety would hold interest and/or in hope at least one might resonate with each student
- create a title that says what it is and would be easily found by librarians as opposed to some creative title such as 'It isn’t Rocket Science: what you need to know about research.'"
See full article here: "OER for Information Literacy," CCL Outlook, February 2019.