First of two library sessions provided to a introductory writing course. This session focuses on conducting research.
Posted on June 20, 2017
Contributor: Justina Elmore
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process, Scholarship as Conversation
This lesson is intended as a single session within a major’s research methods course. Rather than using a shorter “scholarly vs. non-scholarly” comparison worksheet, this activity asks students to work in groups to systematically examine a scholarly article in depth, identify and evaluate its various components visually and in writing, and then compare it to a non-scholarly article on the same topic. Groups then report back to the entire class. Discussion is guided so as to touch on the processes by which sources are created, what these methods say about their authority, and to consider...
Posted on June 19, 2017
Contributor: Krista Bowers Sharpe
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as Process
Frame: Scholarship as Conversation Context: Lesson presented in the context of a one-shot, 50-minute library instruction session, with course libguide containing the multimedia presentations used for the lesson, organized in either boxes or tabs. Appropriate supplementary instructional content can be added to the libguide as needed.Lesson:Librarian overview of the frame of “Scholarship as Conversation” and why it is relevant to the students and their academic work. Focus on regarding scholarship as not a static “truth” frozen in time, but a process whereby researchers are in a continuum...
Posted on June 13, 2017
Contributor: Jenny Innes
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
The three rubrics here were designed for an introductory course for English majors, but the ways in which the ACRL Framework is used could be replicated for any discipline and could be extended to program assessment. Each rubric addresses one ARCL Frame. The ACRL "dispositions" are treated as desired learning outcomes; the ACRL "knowledge practices" play the role of descriptors. The rubric is intended to be used not simply on a student-produced project or activity, but on a project and a structured student reflection taken together.
Posted on June 12, 2017
Contributor: Terry Riley
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process, Information Has Value, Searching as Strategic Exploration
This handout provides a crosswalk between the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Librarians using this handout are prompted to describe their past instruction and service experiences that are related to each frame for the purposes of sparking ideas for programming and learning activities related to the Framework. The handout is designed to ease the transition from using the Standards to embracing the Framework in instruction and programming. The FIU Information Litearcy Framework combines...
Posted on June 9, 2017
Contributor: Ava Brillat
Resource Type(s): Instruction Program Material
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as Process, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation, Framework as a Whole
The assignment prompt and description, Exploring Expertise, is attached. It is a writing prompt for a short assignment. The prompt can be adapted to fit different non-writing performance tasks, however, including discussion or in-class individual/ small group activities. Students are provided a scenario wherein they must research the names of experts quoted in different online news articles (topic: prescription drug abuse). They must show that they have researched the "expert." Learning Outcome - Explore a source of information in order to determine the validity and credibility...
Posted on June 8, 2017
Contributor: Cristy Moran
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
This matrix was developed as a result of conversations with the writing department faculty, FYS coordinator, and general education committee. I condensed the language of the Framework as well as the learner/dispositions, and led the workshop with faculty and librarians on how to begin to look at their specific courses as well as across the program on how they might incorporate the FW at each level, for each course, and drill down to the classroom instruction, partnering with the librarian on activities, assessment, and outcomes. More work and a journal publication about this process and...
Posted on June 5, 2017
Contributor: Rhonda Huisman
Resource Type(s): Activity, Conference Presentation, Curriculum Map, Instruction Program Material, Learning Outcomes List, Professional Development Material, Rubric
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Framework as a Whole
I wrote "How Information Works:ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Lay Language" for a faculty workshop we held at Ohio University called, "Reimagining the Research Assignment." Later, the Learner-Centered Teaching team took the "Actions" and/or "Attitudes" from that restatement and wrote "Gateway Scales:" almost-rubrics for each frame. Our intention here is to greatly simplify the language so faculty can more easily understand our purpose. I have linked to our page, where several versions can be accessed: simple (b/w), color handout, long color version with attitudes...
Posted on May 25, 2017
Contributor: sherri saines
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as Process, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation, Searching as Strategic Exploration, Framework as a Whole
For a performance task/ assignment, students will be expected to find evidence to investigate a pseudoscientific claim or conspiracy theory. They will be submitting a two-page paper to their Chemistry professor in which they make a case that either supports the claim or rejects it. They will be expected to use both library and credible online sources for support. The performance task will follow a full 75-minute library instruction session in which students will learn to:construct various search phrases for use in online and library search tools use certain evaluation criteria...
Posted on May 15, 2017
Contributor: Cristy Moran
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration