Framing Information Literacy Webcast Series

Wednesday, 6/13/2018 - Thursday, 8/2/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice

Many librarians struggle with the best methods, activities, and practices for teaching information literacy. Developing learning outcomes and activities, overcoming student and faculty apathy toward information literacy instruction, and meeting instruction and institutional goals can be difficult if you’re feeling overwhelmed with instructional jargon, or uncertain in your teaching due to no formal training. The Framing Information Literacy webcast series shares lesson plans grounded in theory and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This six-part webcast series provides approachable explanations of the ACRL Frames, various learning theory, pedagogy, and instructional strategies, and how they are used to inform the development of information literacy lesson plans and learning activities.

Individuals and groups who register for the full six-part series receive a complimentary set of the Framing Information Literacy ebooks and a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the final webcast.


Webcast 1: Research as Inquiry: It Starts With a Problem

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
The webcast series kicks off with an examination of constructivist learning theory, two pedagogical approaches that employ it, and their connections to the frame Research as Inquiry. The presenters will discuss their lesson plans that empower students to work in groups to create a research plan using historical news media and determine a solution to a real-life public health problem.
Presenters: Maoria J. Kirker, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator, George Mason University; Janna Mattson Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian, George Mason University; Mary K. Oberlies Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian, University of Oregon

Webcast 2: Information Creation as a Process

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
The presenters will discuss and explain a lesson plan developed to expand students’ view of scholarly outputs and the process of information creation. Based on constructivist learning theory, the lesson includes a group activity and class discussion where students analyze a diverse set of documents to determine the relationships between them and discuss their roles in the research and scholarly publication process. Adaptations of the lesson plan used in various disciplines will also be shared.
Presenters: Nicole Juve, Agricultural Sciences Librarian, North Dakota State University Libraries; Beth Twomey, Head of Research and Instruction, North Dakota State University Libraries

Webcast 3: Information Has Value

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
The presenters will discuss the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, we will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.
Presenters: Nora Belzowski, Assistant Professor of Library Services/Science Librarian, Valparaiso University; Kristi Bugajski, Valparaiso University

Webcast 4: Searching for Strategic Exploration - Guiding Students on Their Research Quest

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
How do we motivate student researchers to go beyond Google? As librarians and composition teachers, we serve as guides for student writers on their research quests. To find a variety of articles, students need to search in a variety of places and prepare a variety of search terms. During this interactive webcast, the presenters will explore the frame Searching as Strategic Exploration.
Presenters: Laura Brady, Eberly Professor of Outstanding Teaching, West Virginia University; Kelly Diamond, Head of the Libraries’ Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support, West Virginia University

Webcast 5: Scholarship as Conversation

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
Scholarship IS a Conversation, and one our students can discover and join. This webcast features lesson plans in which students identify, reconstruct, and engage specific scholarly conversations. Learn to develop these lesson plans, adapt them to different student populations, and tailor them to reflect different pedagogies.
Presenters: Helen McManus, Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, George Mason University; Andrea Wright, Furman University

Webcast 6: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
Undergraduate students who are new to academic research may struggle to navigate an ocean of diverse sources. In particular, they may struggle to move beyond good/bad dualistic inclinations when choosing authoritative sources. In this webcast, participants will gain active learning strategies grounded in theories of constructivism and discovery learning in order to help students begin to engage with the idea that Authority is Constructed and Contextual.
Presenter: Maggie Epstein, Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Olaf College

Learning Outcomes

This six-part Framing Information Literacy webcast series aims to:

  • address the teaching anxiety and insecurity librarians often experience by providing insight into the work involved in developing a polished lesson plan;
  • begin filling the teaching and learning knowledge gap for librarians in the context of information literacy;
  • explore how teacher-librarians use the ACRL Framework in conjunction with educational theory and pedagogy to help attendees form their own approaches to teaching information literacy.

Who Should Attend

Information literacy librarians, instruction librarians, academic librarians

Presenters

  • Nora Belzowski is an Assistant Professor of Library Services and the science librarian at Valparaiso University. She also coordinates the library's information literacy program.
  • Kristi Bugajski is the Assistant Professor of Biology at Valparaiso University. She specializes in the area of forensic entomology.
  • Laura Brady is an Eberly Professor of Outstanding Teaching within the English department at West Virginia University. She currently co-directs a communication-across-curriculum program that includes support for undergraduate- and graduate-level student writing.
  • Kelly Diamond is the Head of the Libraries’ Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support at West Virginia University. She directs information literacy and instructional initiatives and oversees the design, management, and support of for-credit instruction at WVU Libraries.
  • Maggie Epstein is a Research & Instruction Librarian at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She specializes in information literacy instruction for students in writing, history, economics, education, and interdisciplinary programs.
  • Nicole Juve is the Agricultural Sciences Librarian for the NDSU Libraries. Her current research focuses on the information needs of agriculture professionals, including Extension and Experiment Station faculty and staff.
  • Maoria J. Kirker is the Instruction and Assessment Coordinator at George Mason University. She received her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is completing an MS in Educational Psychology at George Mason University. She received a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Janna Mattson is the Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian at George Mason University. She received her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and graduate certificate in eLearning from George Mason University,, a MLS from Queens College - City University of New York, and a BA in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Helen McManus is the Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian at George Mason University, where she also teaches for the Schar School of Policy and Government.
  • Mary K. Oberlies is the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian at the University of Oregon. She received her MAIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a MA in Violence, Terrorism, and Security from Queen's University at Belfast, and a BA in International Studies from Berry College.
  • Beth Twomey is Head of Research and Instruction for the NDSU Libraries. Her research interests include authentic assessments, critical information literacy and feminist pedagogy, and libraries as feminized work spaces.
  • Andrea Wright has over 10 years of experience as an academic librarian. Her work focuses on outreach and instruction with a special emphasis on science information issues, scholarly communication, copyright, and all the ways those concerns intersect.

Registration

Cost

Full series

Register for the full series and save money! Discounted rates are available with a full series registration. In addition, individuals and groups who register for the full six-part series receive a complimentary set of the Framing Information Literacy ebooks and a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the final webcast.

Registration fee for full series
ACRL member: $225
ALA member: $350
Nonmember: $425
Student: $175
Group*: $895

Individual webcast

Registration for individual webcast(s) is also available.

Registration fee for individual webcast
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to Register

Register for the full series

  • Locate the webcast series under the June 2018 header
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast series title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Register for an indiviudal webcast(s)

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Archive
Webcasts will be recorded and made available to all registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.

Contact

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).