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ACRL Off-RoadShow: Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

ACRL Off-RoadShow: Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices Online

This workshop takes place over three days: Monday, June 12 from 9 am – 12 pm; Wednesday, June 14 from 9 am – 12 pm; and Friday, June 16, from 9 am – 12:30 pm. When you register for the event you will be registered for all three days. Please do not register for this event if you are unable to attend all sessions.

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective, lifelong learning and conceptual understandings of information, research, and scholarship - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. This online workshop supports library workers seeking to engage more deeply with the Framework and explore ways it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.

Participants will reflect on how their prior knowledge of and attitudes towards information literacy instruction can influence their understanding of, approaches to, or attitudes towards the Framework; explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work; and apply their learning and reflection by creating instruction plans with the Framework as a guide, with the opportunity to receive feedback from the presenters and learn from one another.

This online workshop is for any library worker who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives. While the workshop is most relevant to academic librarians, librarians working in other types of libraries and educators who are employed outside of a library will also benefit from engaging with the theoretical concepts and practical applications explored among participants.

About the Presenters:

Jenny Dale (she/her/hers) is the Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI) at UNC Greensboro University Libraries. In this role, she supervises liaison librarians and other ROI personnel and provides leadership on research, student success, and information literacy initiatives. She also serves as a liaison to several academic programs. Prior to taking on this role, she served as the Information Literacy Coordinator at UNCG Libraries. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kim Pittman (she/her) is the Research and Learning Team Manager at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), where she leads a team that is responsible for information literacy instruction, archives and special collections, digital services, and research support. In a previous role as UMD's Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian, she coordinated the library's instruction program and led assessment efforts. With Amy Mars and Trent Brager, Kim helped develop 23 Framework Things, an online professional development program that was recognized with the 2018 ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award. She holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending this online workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the major components of the Framework and theories influencing the document's development.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work.
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore strategies for integrating diversity, equity and inclusion principles into information literacy instruction, with reference to the Framework.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians' instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.
Monday, June 12, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual Workshop
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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