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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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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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Tewell, Eamon – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
As information literacy continues in its centrality to many academic libraries' missions, a line of inquiry has developed in response to ACRL's charge to develop information literate citizens. The literature of critical information literacy questions widely held assumptions about information literacy and considers in what ways librarians may…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Literature Reviews, Academic Libraries, Behavioral Objectives
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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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Jacobson, Trudi E.; Gibson, Craig – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Following the action of the ACRL Board in February 2015 in accepting the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" as one of the "constellation of documents" that promote and guide information literacy instruction and program development, discussion in the library community continues about steps in implementing…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Academic Libraries
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Dempsey, Megan E.; Dalal, Heather; Dokus, Lynee R.; Charles, Leslin H.; Scharf, Davida – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
This essay raises questions about the future of information literacy in higher education, given the prevalence of the "Information Literacy Competency Standards" in the library profession for the past 15 years, and the heated debate that took place regarding whether the "Framework for Information Literacy" and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Wilkinson, Carrol Wetzel; Bruch, Courtney – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
This article addresses development for information literacy (IL) practice through building internal library organizational culture. Using an analysis of relevant literature and reflection on lived experience, the authors explore issues and concepts for instruction librarians and leaders to consider as they advance and sustain IL initiatives.…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Organizational Change, Organizational Culture, Academic Libraries
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Brecher, Dani; Klipfel, Kevin Michael – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
This article provides an overview of recent literature illustrating a troubling disconnect between (a) the importance of teaching and information literacy instruction for the future of libraries and (b) the apparent lack of education training many librarians receive during library school. We argue that it is essential for the future success of…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Information Science Education, Academic Libraries
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Stewart-Mailhiot, Amy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A major responsibility of instruction librarians is to help students develop a more extensive and flexible information literacy repertoire. The teaching and learning of information literacy most often takes place in one of two ways: within the context of single 50-minute library sessions, or at the reference desk. In both cases, it usually takes…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Assignments, Skill Development, Information Literacy
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
While most disciplines have responded to the generic openness of the ACRL Standards by creating discipline-specific guidelines and competencies, there is a need for us to consider other ways to approach information literacy in the disciplines. Critical information literacy reminds us to engage ourselves and our students with what Freire described…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, English Literature, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Alabi, Jaena; Weare, William H., Jr. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
Many academic librarians who provide library instruction have never received formal training in educational theory and methods. To bridge this gap and improve the teaching skills of instruction librarians, some academic libraries have established peer review of teaching programs. Despite the recognized benefits of peer review, it may not be…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Peer Evaluation, Academic Libraries, Educational Theories
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Lowe, M. Sara; Booth, Char; Tagge, Natalie; Stone, Sean – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
The Claremont Colleges Library Instruction Services Department developed a quiz that could be integrated into the consortial learning management software to accompany a local online, open-source information literacy tutorial. The quiz is integrated into individual course pages, allowing students to receive a grade for completion and improving…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tests, Integrated Curriculum, Database Management Systems
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