Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FREE GLA Webinar: Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Trudi Jacobson and Craig Gibson, co-chairs of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force, will identify the ideas underpinning the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, which creates new opportunities for collaboration on campuses around student engagement with the information ecosystem.  The Framework draws on metaliteracy, theories about threshold concepts, and the “backward design” model of Wiggins and McTighe. It promotes knowledge practices and habits of mind as learning goals, and emphasizes the evolving role of the student as creator as well as consumer of knowledge. The presenters will identify principles for instructional design supporting the Framework, as well as assessment methods that address developmental aspects of learning the information literacy concepts and practices comprising the Framework.

About the Presenters:
Trudi Jacobson is the Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany Libraries. She co-chaired the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force. She received the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year award in 2009. Her current research involves metaliteracy, including badging for metaliteracy abilities. Her most recent book, written with Tom Mackey, is Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacies to Empower Learners (Neal-Schuman, 2014).

Craig Gibson is Professor and Head of the FAES (Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science) Library at The Ohio State University.  He has also been Associate Director for Research and Education at Oho State, with responsibilities for reference and research services, outreach and engagement, the libraries’ instruction program, and departmental libraries. His current research interests focus on threshold concepts for information literacy, research and learning commons and their relation to student success, and engagement measures for academic and research libraries.  He has taught in the ACRL Immersion Program since 2000, was editor of the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series 2008-2013, and was co-chair of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards Revision Task Force. He was recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award in 2008 and the ACRL President’s Special Recognition Award for Immersion Faculty, in 2009.

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