Registration Open for June 1 ACRL Webinar, “Framework Freak-out: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live With the Framework”

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 28, 2017

(via Sheila Stoeckel, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Please join the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee for the second webinar in our series that focuses on how community college librarians are using and considering the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. “Framework Freak-out: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live With the Framework” will take place on Thursday, June 1, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST. To register, go here. The presenter is Meredith Farkas, Faculty Librarian at Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus). A description of the webinar’s content is below.

Librarians greeted the adoption of the Framework for Information Literacy with mixed emotions. Some discussions around the Framework make it seem like it has either doomed us all, requires a total reboot of our instruction programs, or that we need additional degrees in philosophy and instructional design to even understand it. The reality is not nearly so dire. In this presentation, Farkas, a pragmatist and long time instruction coordinator, will talk about how the Framework has enriched her work as one of many tools she relies on to inform her teaching, outreach, and assessment. She will also discuss approaches she and colleagues at Portland Community College have taken to embrace aspects of the Framework, particularly around outreach to disciplinary faculty.

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