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Searching Strategy

Discovery of resources related to a topic, or the beginning stages of determining a research question. Students can use this organizer to answer critical questions about searching for resources as well as share with peers in this process, seeking input in critical/essential questions, search terms,  or authors.Possible Learning Outcomes (Authority is Constructed and Contextual):Define different types of authority through research/literature review, based on societal position, subject expertise, or special experienceUse research tools and indicators of authority to determine the credibility of sources.

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“Sunrise, Sunset”: A Reflection on Assessment and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

This is a guest post at ACRLog.org, published on January 27, 2015, in which I reflect on the relationship between the Framework and assessment of student learning in and through our information literacy programs, as well as how this relates to the eventual rescission of the Information Literacy Competency Standards (formally rescinded a year and a half later on June 25, 2016). Note that the timing of the post was about a week before the ACRL Board of Directors moved to 'file' the Framework (on February 2, 2015); a year later the Framework was formally adopted by the ACRL Board on January 11, 2016. Though the post is almost two years old (as of this writing), the ideas in it may prove valuable to those seeking to integrate the Framework into their local curricula through the cyclical program review process that all curricula undergo. 

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Collegiate Research: More than Google

Drawing on the frames "Scholarship as conversation" and "Information creation as a process," this lesson was created for students in a university-wide freshman success seminar.  An instruction librarian and writing faculty collaborated to create the lesson under the auspices of the university's Center for Academic Services and Advising, which coordinates the seminar.

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Framing New Frames: Expanding the Conceptual Space and Boundaries

PDF of PPT Slides from Presentation at LOEX Fall Focus 2015. The Framework issues an invitation to exploration and location adaptation that is worthy of attention. This presentation accepts that invitation and provides cases studies in developing additional frames/concepts - "information social justice" and "information apprenticeship in community" - as well as a process for articulating additional frames.

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Framework Elevator Speech Handout

This two-sided handout provides a brief introduction to the Framework and outlines the content and how it can be used.  The expanded definition of information literacy from the Framework document is included, along with the text for all six frames.  Examples of essential questions that can be derived from the frames are also provided.  This handout can be used by librarians for conversations with faculty and for professional development with librarians.

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