Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

Tuesday, 4/10/2018
  • 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)

Explore threshold concepts as an approach to library practice through an in-depth introduction to the recent ACRL publication Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts. During the interactive webcast, learn about themes from the book, including common challenges and approaches to working with the frames, and gain a deeper explanation of two example chapters from disparate disciplines.The presenters will share questions and prompts to encourage deep reflection around the concepts in the ACRL Framework. Suggestions for expanding use of these concepts beyond the classroom will also be provided, as well as strategies for working with disciplinary faculty around these concepts. Gain insight into how other librarians and disciplinary faculty are engaging with the Framework and identify strategies for incorporating the Framework into your own practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore threshold concepts as an approach to library practice
  • Identify strategies for incorporating the ACRL Framework into library instruction and assessment
  • Gain insight into how other librarians in the nation and world are engaging with the Framework across disciplines.

Who Should Attend

Academic Librarians, Instruction Librarians


Samantha Godbey, education librarian and assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earned her MLIS from San Jose State University and MA in education from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction and assessment. She is also a presenter for the ACRL licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices.

Susan Beth Wainscott is the engineering librarian, formerly the STEM librarian, for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and MS in biological sciences from Illinois State University. Her current research interests include information literacy instruction and assessment, specifically the impact of student affect on learning.



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

  • 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.

Webcasts will be recorded and made available to 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.


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).