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Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners


This book offers a starting point to understanding and teaching the six threshold concepts listed in the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, an altogether new way of looking at information literacy.

Bestselling author and expert instructional librarian Burkhardt decodes the Framework, putting its conceptual approach into straightforward language and offering more than 50 classroom-ready Framework-based exercises.

Teaching Information Literacy Reframed:

  • discusses the history of the development of the Framework for Information Literacy and briefly deconstructs the six threshold concepts
  • thoroughly addresses each threshold concept, building from the beginner level to the intermediate level
  • includes exercises that can be used in the one-shot timeframe as well as others designed for longer class sessions and semester-long courses
  • offers best practices in creating learning outcomes, assessments, and teaching tricks and tips
  • looks at how learning, memory, and transfer of learning applies to the teaching of information literacy.

This book will assist librarians in creating and running effective information literacy instruction for students of all levels.

List of Exercises Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Decoding the Framework for Information Literacy 2. Scholarship as Conversation 3. Research as Inquiry 4. Authority 5. Information Creation as a Process 6. Searching as Strategic Exploration 7. Information has Value 8. Creating Exercises, Rubrics, Learning Outcomes, and Learning Assessments Appendix: The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Bibliography Index
Joanna M. Burkhardt is professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett. She coordinates the branches' information literacy program and teaches sections of URI's course in information literacy. She is also an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Rhode Island Library Association.

Teaching Information Literacy Reframed begins with an action verb and will be well suited for librarians and other instructors of information literacy who are looking for real-life practicum for best lessons and actual use with The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Recommended.


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