Category Archives: Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks
The application deadline to become a presenter for the new Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop has been extended to 5 p.m. Central, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
ACRL is accepting applications from prospective presenters for its newest licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, which will be launched early this summer. Generally offered as a day-long workshop led by two presenters, this workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other licensed workshops that can be scheduled upon request from libraries, consortia, and other groups. In addition to the in-person workshop, the presenter team will be involved in virtual programming through ACRL’s e-Learning program and other delivery modes.
The original team of three curriculum designer/presenters will be expanded by recruiting and mentoring at least three new presenters for the launch of this new workshop.
- Evidence of understanding and use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in your instruction practice, including the underlying theories of Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy.
- Experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and leading interactive workshops and other professional development offerings.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning and teamwork.
- Experience working in information literacy instruction in academic libraries.
- Background in instructional design.
- Demonstrated effectiveness and engagement in information literacy in a higher education context.
- Ability to deliver effective interactive online instruction and professional development offerings in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Successful members of the presenter team must be:
- Available to attend one workshop in summer 2017 in order to shadow current presenters prior to co-presenting.
- Available to present the Framework workshops and online offerings during the year. These can include in-person licensed workshops, eLearning courses and webinars, and pre-conferences.
The workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a member of the presenter team involves participating in regular planning calls, design meetings, participating in all segments of assigned workshops, and development of materials, exercises and presentations as needed.
The new presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters for one workshop and then team-teach as a presenter (for an average of two workshops per year, depending on demand and scheduling). ACRL will reimburse the new presenters for travel costs for shadowing one workshop (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals). Thereafter, ACRL will reimburse for travel costs and provide an honorarium for workshops presented.
To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:
- A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all):
a. Why do you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Framework workshop and what can you contribute?
b. How have you incorporated the Framework into your instruction?
c. How does your understanding and use of the underlying theories of the Framework (Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy) affect your instructional design and teaching?
d. Describe your experience (individually and/or as part of a team) in designing and delivering interactive workshops and other professional development offerings, both in person and virtually.
- Please provide examples of your teaching/training experiences, with links to instructional materials, videos, etc., that demonstrate your abilities as a teacher.
- Your resume or C.V.
- The names and contact information for 2 references who have direct knowledge of your relevant experience and expertise.
The single PDF application must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, at hayesL45@morainevalley.edu.
A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, the Framework Curriculum Design Team, and the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. It is anticipated that additional presenters will be selected before the end of June.
If you have any questions, please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, email@example.com, 312.280.2521, or Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu, 708.974.5734.
The ACRL Instruction Section is offering the full-day preconference, “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens,” in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23, 2017.
Through panel presentations and hands-on workshops, develop strategies and approaches for teaching the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education that also incorporate a social justice lens. The transition from the Standards to the Framework has been challenging for many librarians, especially because the Framework calls for a conceptual approach to information literacy instruction, instead of relying on measurable, skills-based outcomes. Yet the Framework may provide opportunities for deeper, more transformative learning and challenge students to think more critically about their own power and privilege, as well as the lack of certain voices, within the information ecosystem.
Samantha Becker, Campus Engagement Librarian, Drake University
Alexandra Chappell, Arts & Humanities Team Leader, The Claremont Colleges
Dani Brecher Cook, Director of Teaching and Learning, University of California, Riverside
Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/ Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois Urbana
kYmberly Keeton, Lincoln University
Leslie L. Morgan, University of Notre Dame
Karen Nicholson, Manager, Information Literacy, University of Guelph
Nicole Pagowsky, Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, University of Arizona
Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, Simmons College
Maura Seale, Collections, Research, & Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University
Allegra Swift, Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator, Claremont Colleges
Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
Complete details including registration materials are available online. Contact Margot Conahan at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
An ACRL task force is seeking input on draft documents that outline potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). Provide feedback by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, May 23.
Additionally, the task force held an online open forum on May 11. A recording of that session and presentation slides are now available online.
The SLHE, adopted in 2011, are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. The SLHE is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study.
Direct any questions to the task force chair, Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.
ACRL announces its newest workshop, Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, is now available for scheduling beginning in July 2017. The Framework workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request throughout the year.
Led by two expert presenters, this one-day immersive workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and in exploring ways it may help enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives.
- Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document’s creation.
- Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
- Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
- Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
- Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
- Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.
More information about the workshop, including a full program description, sample schedule for the day, presenter biographies, and host responsibilities, is available on the ACRL website. For questions about workshop pricing and logistics, or to schedule a workshop at your institution, contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at email@example.com or 312-280-2521.
REMINDER – Register by May 10 for Forum on Proposed Revisions to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education
An ACRL task force has released draft documents that outline potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Provide feedback either by attending an upcoming online open forum or by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, May 23.
Register by May 10 to join the free online open forum Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education to be held on Thursday, May 11, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)