Curriculum Mapping

This page offers examples of existing faculty/librarian collaborations in programmatic curriculum design. Learning outcomes/objectives used in curriculum maps conform to the objectives set forth in the Leddy Library's Information Literacy Policy. For further information on curriculum mapping or to request a librarian visit to your department to discuss potential collaborations, please contact Tamsin Bolton.

History Department Pilot Project

In the summer of 2003 the Leddy Library and the Department of History began an exciting collaboration attempting to tie information literacy objectives to existing and new departmental curricula. The result is still very much a work in progress, but provides an example of how the Leddy's information literacy learning outcomes can be matched to disciplinary specific needs.

Overarching Objectives

pdf icon Information Literacy Objectives For History [pdf]

Specific Course Maps

pdf iconHistory Course Maps [pdf]

Further Reading

Association of College and Research Libraries. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. 1989. Final Report. Retrieved June 21, 2004, from

Association of College and Research Libraries. 2000. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved June 21, 2004, from

DeClark, Tom. 2002. Curriculum Mapping: A How-To Guide. The Science Teacher. 69 (4): 29-31.

English, Fenwick W. 1980. Curriculum Mapping. Educational Leadership. 37 (7): 558-59.

Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke, Beth L. Mark and Lawrie H. Merz. 2003. Bridging the gap between information literacy and campus curricula: using curriculum mapping to achieve a holistic information literacy program. Conference paper, WILU 2003, University of Windsor.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. 2000. Upgrading the K-12 Journey through Curriculum Mapping: A Technology Tool for Classroom Teachers, Media Specialists, and Administrators. Knowledge Quest. 29 (2): 25, 28-29.

Koppang, Angela. 2004. Curriculum Mapping: Building Collaboration and Communication. Intervention in School and Clinic. 39 (3): 154-61.

Leddy Library. 2003. Leddy Library Information Literacy Policy. Retrieved June 21, 2004

Minkel, Walter. 2002. Charting a Clear Course: Curriculum Mapping Takes the Guesswork out of What Students are Learning-and What they're Not. School Library Journal. 48 (9): 60-61.

Shapiro, Jeremy J. and Shelley K. Hughes. 1996. Information Literacy as a Liberal Art. Educom Review. 3 (2). Retrieved December 16, 2002, from