Integrating Government Documents into Information Literacy Instruction, Part II

The following article continues the article in DttP 32, no. 2, "The Current Information Literacy Instruction Environment for Government Documents." The previous article discussed the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Standards and commonly-perceived barriers to faculty, student, and reference staff using documents in research.1 This article examines the barriers to including documents' use in instruction and proposes solutions, some of which can be easily integrated into daily work and others that will call for more collaborative effort among librarians, meaning those who teach in the classroom, those who do not, and those who wear many hats, including that of government documents specialist. Breaking down these barriers is part of increasing information literacy skills for all concerned.