Call for Curriculum Designers for ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 21, 2016

(via ACRL)

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective curriculum designers/presenters to create professional development offerings to provide support for librarians as they incorporate the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their practice. The curriculum designers will plan and develop learning experiences for face-to-face and virtual learning contexts. The in-person workshops will be offered upon request on a licensed basis and may also be offered at ALA and/or ACRL Conferences. Online offerings would be part of ACRL’s regular eLearning program and could include a multi-week asynchronous course and one or more topical webcasts of 60-90 minutes each in an interactive online classroom. Collaborating with the ACRL Framework Advisory Board in the development of a free online toolkit for the Framework will also be a responsibility of the curriculum designers.

Required qualifications include demonstrating evidence of understanding and use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; having experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and leading interactive workshops and other professional development offerings; and possessing a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning; and experience working in information literacy instruction in academic libraries. It is also strongly preferred that candidates possess a background in instructional design, have demonstrated effectiveness and engagement in instruction in a higher education context, and hold the ability to deliver effective live webcasts in an interactive, online classroom environment. Selected individuals must be available to attend a curriculum design meeting in November 2016, attend a curriculum design meeting in November 2016, and present the Framework workshops/online offerings during 2017. The training sessions may take the form of preconferences, eLearning courses and webcasts, and in-person licensed workshops.

Applicants must submit a statement (two pages maximum) addressing all of the following questions.

  • Why do you want to become a curriculum designer/presenter for ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy workshops? How does your experience qualify you for the role?
  • What contributions could you make to the design/presenter team?
  • Can you provide examples of your teaching/training experiences, with links to instructional materials, video, etc., that demonstrate your abilities as a teacher?
  • Are there relevant experiences of which you would like us to be aware?

Applications must also include a resume or C.V., in addition to the names and contact information for two references who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s relevant experience and expertise. The single-PDF document must be submitted via e-mail by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, September 16, to Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development, at mconahan@ala.org.

A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Framework Advisory Board and the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. Applicants will be notified by Monday, October 24. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Mader, at smader@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5241; or Margot Conahan, at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

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