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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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Seeber, Kevin P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The development of the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy" has sparked an immense amount of conversation among academic librarians, though the profession is still far from consensus with regards to if, when, or how the document should be implemented. This essay argues that despite debates over various points within the text, the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Academic Standards
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Pagowsky, Nicole – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Library instruction continues to evolve. Regardless of the myriad and conflicting opinions academic librarians have about the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy," the debates and the document itself have engendered greater discourse surrounding how and why librarians teach. The "Framework" provides an additional push…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Library Instruction, Library Associations, Academic Standards
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Ianuzzi, Patricia Anne – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In 1999, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) convened a national task force to draft Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL has recently launched a revision to those standards. The original standards were influential because they helped advance a national need in higher education at the time: a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Associations, National Standards, Educational Change
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The current "ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Review Task Force" presents information literacy practitioners with an engaging intellectual endeavor: how might these standards be revised, rethought, re-envisioned? Regardless of what the review yields, the process is an excellent opportunity for us to think broadly and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Change, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards
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Hofer, Amy R.; Brunetti, Korey; Townsend, Lori – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Thirteen years after being adopted, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" are due for a retrofit. The current "Standards" do not account for the post-Google information landscape in which a blizzard of emerging technologies and unprecedented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts, Review (Reexamination), Information Literacy
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Harris, Benjamin R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The publication of educational standards inspires a variety of responses, from wholesale acceptance and deployment to criticism and blame. The author of this paper contends that the revision of the ACRL's "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" must be accompanied by a critical, conscious, and conscientious…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern; Gibson, Craig; Jacobson, Trudi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The first PA Forward Information Literacy Summit was held in State College at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. This summit brought together K-12 and academic librarians from Pennsylvania to discuss current issues in information literacy. This text is a transcript of a discussion between Ellysa…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations