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ERIC Number: EJ1148822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Embracing Challenges in Times of Change: A Survey of the Readiness of Academic Librarians in New Jersey for Transition to the ACRL Framework
Charles, Leslin H.
Communications in Information Literacy, v11 n1 p221-245 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 administrators in higher education institutions across the state. The advent of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education ("Framework") prompted the author to survey IL coordinators to investigate how their institutions are embracing the opportunities presented by the challenge of looking at IL through this new lens. This paper presents a snapshot of NJ librarians' readiness to adopt the "Framework": challenges, opportunities, new approaches to IL integration, and gaining buy-in from relevant campus partners. This study is timely because the "Standards" were rescinded two months following the administration of the survey.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Development, Organizational Change, Information Literacy, Standards, Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Change Strategies, Partnerships in Education, Library Research, Librarian Attitudes, Readiness, Database Management Systems, Curriculum Development, Models, User Needs (Information), Usability, Capacity Building, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey