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The Inform Your Thinking video series introduces students to the frames of the ACRL Framework in an easy-to-understand manner by using conversational tone, approachable peer hosts, relatable comparisons, and eye-catching graphics. This video introduces students to the Authority is Constructed and Contextual frame by showing how being an authority on a topic varies by context and information need, and may shift from one situation to the next. Students will glean tips for discerning authority with academic topics by deciphering author credibility, recognizing the value of peer-review, and...
Contributor: Cristina Colquhoun
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
The Inform Your Thinking video series introduces students to the frames of the ACRL Framework in an easy-to-understand manner by using conversational tone, approachable peer hosts, relatable comparisons, and eye-catching graphics. This video introduces students to the Scholarship as Conversation frame by comparing research to conversations between different “voices” that each contribute a unique perspective on a topic. Students will explore useful tips on becoming a part of this conversation within their specific field of study, as well as how to decipher the voices in certain conversations.
Contributor: Cristina Colquhoun
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Debbie Morrow, concentrates on the value of information and the need to acknowledge that value through accurate attribution of sources, focusing not on print sources but on images and their use within the context of a presentation.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Ika Datig, addresses the search strategies and discovery tools students need to employ to recognize the possible reasons for setbacks and continue their research.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Toni M. Carter and Todd Aldridge, engages students with content in a way that compels them to consider the format of information each time they consider using it in their work.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Nancy Fawley, provides beginning students with a checklist to get them thinking critically about information’s origins, purpose, and complexity, and takes them into a deeper discussion about how to apply those evaluative criteria.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Robert Farrell, provides students with a practical analogy for scholarly inquiry using an example they are all familiar with, crime scene investigation.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Andrea Baer, introduces students to the idea that scholarship is a conversation.
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
This chapter from Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians, by Melissa Bowles-Terry and Cassandra Kvenild, uses three assessment techniques to help librarians assess students’ skill in synthesis and creative thinking. 
Resource Type(s): Assessment Material, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Framework as a Whole
This chapter from the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy and written by Rachel Gammons, demonstrates a critical assessment activity that offers an opportunity to reflect on the lived reality of learners and make purposeful and informed adjustments to teaching.
Resource Type(s): Assessment Material, Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Framework as a Whole

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