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Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Rand, Allison; Collier, Jillian – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
The process of learning includes not only success in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities but also mistakes and errors that impede such success. In any domain of learning, instructors will have developed a sense of the typical errors learners make; however, there has been no systematic investigation and documentation of predictable…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Freshmen, Focus Groups, Misconceptions
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Wishkoski, Rachel; Lundstrom, Kacy; Davis, Erin – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Assignment design provides a potential niche for librarians to fill in improving research assignments and in providing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on teaching, but this can be difficult work to claim as librarians. In the 2016-2017 academic year, a team of three librarians at Utah State University, a mid-size research…
Descriptors: Librarians, Assignments, Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Effectively integrating the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy" into existing instructional models requires that librarians first understand the host of challenges that many first-year students encounter when conducting research for the first time. This study employs qualitative analysis of semi-structured student interviews to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Student Research, Freshman Composition
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Charles, Leslin H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Many academic librarians in the state of New Jersey (NJ) have successfully integrated information literacy (IL) into the curriculum using the ACRL IL Competency Standards for Higher Education ("Standards"). These "Standards" formed the underpinnings of IL curriculum mapping and assessment plans, and have been adopted by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Development, Organizational Change
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Fulkerson, Diane M.; Ariew, Susan Andriette; Jacobson, Trudi E. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In the early drafts of the "Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education," metaliteracy and metacognition contributed several guiding principles in recognition of the fact that information literacy concepts need to reflect students' roles as creators and participants in research and scholarship. The authors contend that diminution…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Multiple Literacies, Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts
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Whitver, Sara Maurice; Lo, Leo S. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
This study explores the tools and techniques used within the library instruction classroom to facilitate a conversation about teaching practices. Researchers focused on the questioning methods employed by librarians, specifically the number of questions asked by librarians and students. This study was comprised of classroom observations of a team…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Holliday, Wendy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education generated a large amount of discourse during its development and adoption. All of this discourse is rich in metaphoric language that can be used as a tool for critical reflection on teaching and learning, information literacy, and the nature and role of theory in the practice of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Figurative Language, Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education
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Gammons, Rachel Wilder; Inge, Lindsay Taylor – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Information literacy instruction presents a difficult balance between quantity and quality, particularly for large-scale general education courses. This paper discusses the overhaul of the freshman composition instruction program at the University of Maryland Libraries, focusing on the transition from survey assessments to a student-centered and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Program Administration, Information Literacy, Freshman Composition
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Saunders, Laura – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Libraries have a long, though not uncomplicated, history with social justice and social advocacy. The new ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy," which is more conceptual and flexible than the original Standards, offers an opportunity for librarians to approach teaching and learning from a social justice perspective. Indeed, the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Social Justice, Social Change, Advocacy
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Scott, Rachel E. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In this exploratory study the authors ask students enrolled in a credit-bearing undergraduate research methods course to rank and evaluate the troublesome, transformative, and integrative nature of the six frames currently comprising the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." The results indicate that students have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Honors Curriculum
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McNiff, Lindsay; Hays, Lauren – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In this paper, we share background and key considerations of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and propose introducing library and information science (LIS) students to SoTL as a way to acquaint them with the higher education teaching profession. Throughout the article, we employ reflection as the primary consideration and support…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Information Science Education
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Scott, Rachel Elizabeth – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Librarians are frequently asked to teach several databases in a one-shot session, despite findings suggesting that such database demonstrations do not lead to optimal student outcomes. The "ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" highlights the concepts of metaliteracy and metacognition. This paper investigates ways…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Librarians, Databases, Higher Education
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Cowan, Sandra; Eva, Nicole – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Librarians are stretched thin these days--budget cuts and decreasing numbers are forcing us to look at new ways of doing things. While the embedded information literacy model has gained popularity in the past number of years, it may be time for a new model of information literacy. We must arm teaching faculty with the tools they need to teach…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Budgets, Retrenchment
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Franzen, Susan; Bannon, Colleen M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
The ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" offers the opportunity to rethink information literacy teaching and curriculum. However, the ACRL's rescinded "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" correlate with the preferred research and decision-making model of the health…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences
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Nichols Hess, Amanda Kathryn; Greer, Katie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
In this article, the authors share how a team of librarians used the ADDIE instructional design model to incorporate best practices in teaching and learning into an online, four-credit information literacy course. In this redesign process, the Association of American Colleges and Universities' high-impact practices and e-learning best practices…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning
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