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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as well as how this relates to the eventual rescission of the Information Literacy Competency Standards (formally rescinded a year and a half later on June 25, 2016).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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Information has Value and Why This Matters

Designed for an upper-division petroleum engineering seminar, this lesson attempts to use the frame "Information has value" to illuminate the process of discovering and retrieving scholarly information.  The lesson was more successful when delivered to early-stage graduate students in the petroleum engineering department.

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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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The Hip Hop Lib Guide

The Hip Hop LibGuide is a scholarly comprehensive online resource about Hip Hop Information Literacy and the artform in general. The libguide has been developed to engage novice, intermediate, and skilled learners that are interested in learning more about the culture, social issues, and artistic components of Hip Hop.

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Getting started creating an individual assessment plan related to the Framework

This resource can be used individually or as a workshop to help librarians begin to create an assessment plan for their information literacy sessions related to the Framework. 
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Thinking Through Information Literacy In Your Discipline Worksheet

This workshet is a set of reflective questions based on the six frames which are designed for librarians or disciplinary experts to intentionally reflect on their information literacy practices.

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The Blueprint for Hip Hop Information Literacy

The Hip Information Literacy Curriculum is a blueprint created to help facilitate a collaborative partnership between faculty and students, by providing the necessary research tools and knowledge practices for a scholarly academic writing career and environment.  

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Using ACRL Frames in Your Instructional Design

Slides from a webinar I gave on how to use a modified Backward Design process to incorporate the frames in curriculum design. 

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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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Flexible Frames for Pedagogical Practice: Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

These are materials from a presentation I gave called Flexible Frames for Pedagogical Practice: Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education on May 28, 2015, at the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association's 2015 Spring Conference. Materials include a blog post from my personal-professional blog, Information Constellation, that provides my slides, notes, reflection, and bibliography; a link to the slides on SlideShare; and the the slides themselves as downloadable files; note that the .pptx file is both editable and includes my presentation notes. The presentation includes a classroom example in which I used the Framework to develop instruction in a First-Year Writing course. Materials are licensed CC-BY-NC.

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