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Townsend, Lori; Hofer, Amy R.; Hanick, Silvia Lin; Brunetti, Korey – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
This study used the Delphi method to engage expert practitioners on the topic of threshold concepts--core ideas and processes in a discipline that students need to grasp in order to progress in their learning, but that are often unspoken or unrecognized by expert practitioners--for information literacy. A panel of experts considered two questions:…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Delphi Technique, Expertise
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Turnbow, Dominique; Zeidman-Karpinski, Annie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Instruction librarians want clear data showing the effectiveness of our workshops as a way of demonstrating our value in education. This article uses instructional design approaches to show how to make specific changes when writing and measuring our learning outcomes to capture what we are doing in our sessions. Unlike instructors with classes…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Workshops, Librarians, Models
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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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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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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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Kuhlthau, Carol C. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
I propose three "rethinks" to consider in recasting the ACRL Standards for information literacy for the coming decades. First, rethink the concept of information need. Second, rethink the notion that information literacy is composed of a set of abilities for "extracting information." Third, rethink the holistic process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Information Needs, Information Skills