EBSS Current Topics Discussion: Thoughts on Implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Thoughts on Implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
- Samantha Godbey, Education Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a member of the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee and Vice-Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section's Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee.
- Ericka Raber, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries. She is the liaison to the Communication Studies Department and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also recently began working with the UI’s College of Education. Ericka is a member of the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee.
- Joyce Garczynski, Communications & Development Librarian, Towson University. She teaches communication students about the research process, manages publicity and social media for the library, and writes grants. She also has served as the chair of EBSS’ Communication Studies Committee since July 2013.
With the adoption of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, many questions have arisen about how this document will be put into practice within particular subject areas. Many committees within ACRL, including the Communication Studies Committee, had created subject-specific information literacy standards based on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and now these committees are faced with the question of how to adapt or modify their standards to fit with the new framework. Joyce will talk about how the Communication Studies Committee that she chairs is attempting to modify their Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals so that it reflects the new framework and the values of the discipline. Ericka will talk about beginning efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into the pre-service teacher curriculum at The University of Iowa, and how language from the IL Framework is helping to shape discussions with faculty and instructors. Ericka will also briefly share the efforts of the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee to create a model libguide for education librarians. Samantha will share specifics about her work with threshold concepts within first-year courses within the College of Education and other departments at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will discuss how her understanding of the new framework fits in with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as well as campus-wide undergraduate learning outcomes.