Approaches to the SUNY Information Management General Education Competency Karen Volkman SUNY-Plattsburgh Daniel Kinney SUNY-Stony Brook University Faculty Senate Operations Committee What is your library doing to meet the SUNY Information Management General Education competency requirement? Please join us for a strategy and brainstorming session. Links to national and SUNY information management standards and curricula are available at the Plattsburgh Library Curriculum Committee web page: http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/karen.volkman/libraryfaculty/curriculum.htm The new SUNY system-wide General Education Program lists a strong statement regarding the incorporation of Information Management competency into the curriculum. The Information Management competency is defined as student will: 1. Perform the basic operations of personal computer use; 2. Understand and use basic research techniques; and 3. Locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources What can we do as librarians and information specialists to assist our respective campuses in meeting this competency? What abilities or skills should a student have acquired to meet these competencies? What kind of learning outcomes should we list to evaluate whether a student has met these competencies? Should we as librarians and information specialists consider it our responsibility to teach students to meet one or more of these competencies? How can we influence the outcomes of the general education program at the campus level? The Operations Committee of the University Faculty Senate studies Library and information technology issues and seeks your assistance in brainstorming to guide SUNY libraries to determine their role in meeting the Information Management requirement. Please join our discussion as we work to define and start solving the myriad of issues surrounding the implementation of Information Management. Please bring copies of your course syllabi, campus level general education curriculum for Information Management, and descriptions of your library's involvement in general education curriculum on your campus.