Information Literacy Toolkit
The Toolkit for Success is designed to help teachers/faculty and librarians work together to address the information literacy needs of their at-risk high school and community college students.
Note: The Information Literacy Toolkit will be available here on the NILRC website until May 2016. The toolkit will be removed from the site at that time. NILRC plans to develop other resources to replace the toolkit.
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NILRC News and Announcements
14th Annual Information Literacy Summit
"Revising, Refreshing, Reframing our Practice: Information Literacy, Threshold Concepts, and the New ACRL Framework"
This year's theme is "Revising, Refreshing, Reframing our Practice: Information Literacy, Threshold Concepts, and the ACRL Framework," and will feature a keynote presentation by
Amy R. Hofer, Reference & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor at Portland State University
Silvia Lu, Reference and Social Media Librarian and Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College, a CUNY institution
Lori Townsend, Learning Services Coordinator for the University Libraries at the University of New Mexico
When introduced to threshold concepts, librarians usually ask “How do I use them?” Yet this question hopscotches another: “Do I understand threshold concepts and how they relate to information literacy?” Threshold concepts are themselves a threshold concept. They are transformative, integrative, irreversible, bounded, troublesome, and – importantly – they take time to traverse. With ACRL’s shift toward more conceptual teaching in the new Framework for Information Literacy, our profession needs to take time to deeply understand what this kind of teaching and learning is all about. We’ll talk about the theory of threshold concepts and making incremental moves towards conceptual teaching and assessment, including how to incorporate the work that instruction librarians already do in this arena and why traditional bibliographic instruction still has a place in our teaching repertoire.
For more information and to register, visit the Calendar page.