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Discussion “Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

by Sarah I. Smith on Wed, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our final 2016 discussion forum for spring.  #acrl_ismanage2016 

“Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our final 2016 discussion forum for spring.  #acrl_ismanage2016 

“Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

A key strength of the ACRL Framework lies in the potential that its concepts provide for unearthing tacit assumptions in the process of developing expertise in disciplinary information literacy. The paths from IL novice to expert within in a discipline tend to be murky and filled with assumptions about concepts, skills, and values unique to disciplinary cultures which "should have been learned” somewhere along the way. It is key for librarians in teaching positions to partner with disciplinary faculty in identifying and addressing critical issues of a discipline’s conventions and ways of constructing knowledge and to intentionally engage students with these questions. This presentation will discuss an ACRL Framework-based workshop designed for librarians and disciplinary faculty to come together to examine and discuss what information literacy looks like from a position of disciplinary expertise. Three goals of the workshop are to help facilitate conversations between librarians and disciplinary faculty, to understand specifically what is meant by information literacy within disciplines, and to identify areas of potential focus for IL instruction.

All discussion forum sessions will be recorded. See below for more information about the presenters.

Sara D. Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, supporting and facilitating the development of MSU teacher librarians and pursuing information literacy-related participation in campus initiatives. Sara works with first-year writing students in the information literacy classroom, and has previously served as MSU’s Head of Information Literacy, co-facilitated faculty learning communities focusing on writing and inquiry within disciplines, and worked with the University Committee on Liberal Learning in the development of MSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals rubrics.  Sara has published and presented internationally with librarians and disciplinary faculty on the intersections of writing, rhetoric, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on critical pedagogy and practice.

Amanda Nichols Hess is the eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian at Oakland University Libraries. In this role, she works with her colleagues to develop the Libraries' diverse and user-focused online learning offerings; she is also responsible for delivering professional learning offerings aimed at building librarians' capacity to integrate instructional design and technology into information literacy instruction. Amanda is the liaison librarian to OU's School of Education and Human Services, where she maintains an active teaching presence. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction, instructional design / technology, and the intersection of these practices into faculty development. She has shared her research on these ideas at ACRL and in journals including portal, College & Research Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

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Discussion #acrl_ismanage2016: Follow ACRL IS Discussion Forums 2016 on Twitter

by Sarah I. Smith on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:22 pm

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

  • April 28 - 11am Eastern | 10am Central

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

Often with little managerial power, instruction coordinators are responsible for leading information literacy programs that encompass diverse disciplinary needs and individual teaching styles. We will examine challenges faced by library instructors and coordinators, and explore opportunities for pedagogical development and programmatic consistency. Models of shared development, such as communities of practice, encourage library instructors to grow together as teachers and learners.

 

CANCELLED: “Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries” with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

  • May 10 - 2pm Eastern | 1pm Central

  • This event is now cancelled.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

 

“Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

A key strength of the ACRL Framework lies in the potential that its concepts provide for unearthing tacit assumptions in the process of developing expertise in disciplinary information literacy. The paths from IL novice to expert within in a discipline tend to be murky and filled with assumptions about concepts, skills, and values unique to disciplinary cultures which "should have been learned” somewhere along the way. It is key for librarians in teaching positions to partner with disciplinary faculty in identifying and addressing critical issues of a discipline’s conventions and ways of constructing knowledge and to intentionally engage students with these questions. This presentation will discuss an ACRL Framework-based workshop designed for librarians and disciplinary faculty to come together to examine and discuss what information literacy looks like from a position of disciplinary expertise. Three goals of the workshop are to help facilitate conversations between librarians and disciplinary faculty, to understand specifically what is meant by information literacy within disciplines, and to identify areas of potential focus for IL instruction.

All discussion forum sessions will be recorded. See below for more information about the presenters.

Malia Willey has focused much of her scholarship on library instructor development. She is the Humanities Librarian and liaison to History and Philosophy & Religion at James Madison University. She was formerly the Instruction Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans and a co-founder of the NOLA Information Literacy Collective. She has a MA in History from the University of Maine and a MLS from Indiana University.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.


Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr


Sara D. Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, supporting and facilitating the development of MSU teacher librarians and pursuing information literacy-related participation in campus initiatives. Sara works with first-year writing students in the information literacy classroom, and has previously served as MSU’s Head of Information Literacy, co-facilitated faculty learning communities focusing on writing and inquiry within disciplines, and worked with the University Committee on Liberal Learning in the development of MSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals rubrics.  Sara has published and presented internationally with librarians and disciplinary faculty on the intersections of writing, rhetoric, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on critical pedagogy and practice.


Amanda Nichols Hess is the eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian at Oakland University Libraries. In this role, she works with her colleagues to develop the Libraries' diverse and user-focused online learning offerings; she is also responsible for delivering professional learning offerings aimed at building librarians' capacity to integrate instructional design and technology into information literacy instruction. Amanda is the liaison librarian to OU's School of Education and Human Services, where she maintains an active teaching presence. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction, instructional design / technology, and the intersection of these practices into faculty development. She has shared her research on these ideas at ACRL and in journals including portal, College & Research Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

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Discussion 2012 Annual Meeting Minutes

by Melissa Gold on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 01:22 pm

ACRL Instruction Section
Management and Leadership Committee
June 23, 2012 1:30pm-3:30pm
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

Minutes taken by Sarah Naumann

Present:

Margaret Grotti, ch
Mark Szarko, liaison
Sara Harrington
Melissa Gold
Sarah Naumann

Excused:
Bonnie Fong

Absent:
Annette Marines

The meeting minutes from Midwinter virtual meeting were not read.

Welcome and IS updates

Members were welcomed and thanked for the work that was done throughout the year.

ACRL Instruction Section
Management and Leadership Committee
June 23, 2012 1:30pm-3:30pm
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

Minutes taken by Sarah Naumann

Present:

Margaret Grotti, ch
Mark Szarko, liaison
Sara Harrington
Melissa Gold
Sarah Naumann

Excused:
Bonnie Fong

Absent:
Annette Marines

The meeting minutes from Midwinter virtual meeting were not read.

Welcome and IS updates

Members were welcomed and thanked for the work that was done throughout the year.

Sarah reported on issues brought up at the Advisory meeting: Specifically the discussion about
moving more of ACRL IS meetings at Annual to virtual meetings.

Review data gathered via Standards surveys, discuss plans for future promotion of the
standards

-A question came up about the iSchool deans and their role within their organization: Is the
dean the appropriate person to contact regarding the Standards? Future committees may find it
more appropriate to contact individual faculty members within iSchools.

Questions to ask on subsequent surveys:

1. Do you know how the standards are used?
2. How do you expect to use them in your courses?

-The group decided to contact the librarians from ili-l survey who gave us their contact
information.

-Initial proposal for poster session at ALA Annual 2012 was rejected. The group discussed next
steps and which conferences we want to focus on for our next proposals:

1. Library 2.012 (virtual conference)
2. LOEX 2013 (possible, but might need more substantial presentation)

3. ACRL 2013

Review of communication plans and timelines for future goal setting

-The group reviewed the Standards for Proficiencies and the Workbook timelines

Review proposal for future Workbook conference program and ideas for future
promotion of the Workbook

-Publicizing the Workbook is a definite goal
-Review ili-l post that recommends using the Workbook in an Environmental Scan. *see bottom
of page for email string from ili-l post. Consider contacting folks from that discussion for
participation in future programming to further publicize the workbook.

Review the blurb generated for promotion of the Workbook, determine deadlines and
target venues for the blurb

-Blurb is ready and accepted by Exec.
-It is important to push the blurb out now to promote the Workbook; since the Workbook has
been revised, it should be promoted

Venues:
Ili-l listserv
IS Newsletter (October/November)
ACRL Facebook page

-Committee needs to decide about promoting Workbook via Poster session.
• What angle of Workbook do we want to present/focus on?
• Does the group feel that it is necessary to do a survey to get more information for our
presentation?
• Depending on who we contact of those who recently posted on the ili-l list will determine
how we will present: For example if only one person responds to our inquiries and
agrees to help with a presentation, a poster session may be the best way forward. If
multiple people are interested in talking about how they have used the workbook, it
might be possible to pull together a more robust presentation.

Immersion program letter-review draft

-Group reviewed letter. All agreed it looks good

-Mark is chair of immersion program committee

-Email will be sent to immersion faculty who are new or did not receive this letter last year.

Other new business

None.

Summarize:

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Re: The “Standards for Proficiencies…”

1. We will send an email to instruction librarians who identified themselves within the ILI-L
survey in order to gather information on what they are doing. This will help us to design
further programming to publicize the Standards.
2. Get ideas for case studies as a focus for a presentation

Re: The Workbook

1. Push out Blurb to IS newsletter and ILI-L right away.
2. Email those who posted on ILI-L (*”Environmental Scans!” posts) to learn how the
workbook has been used and to generate ideas for future programming.
3. Get presentation together

Action Items:

With Melissa Gold as the incoming Chair:

1. Continue on with Timeline for “Standards for Proficiencies…”

2. Construct a mailing list of librarians (gathered from ili-l listserv and via survey
respondents)

3. Gather ideas for a proposal: Talk with other librarians and our committee

4. Stick with plan to send blurb to Facebook and other venues.

5. ACRL News: Is this a venue we can use? ---Mark will look into this.

6. Send prepared email to the Immersion faculty who did not receive it last year.

Meeting adjourned at 3:15pm

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To promote effective leadership and management of academic library instruction programs. The committee promotes section documents “Analysis of Instructional Environments” and “Standards for Profi ciencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators,” gathers information on the uses and impact of these documents, and solicits feedback for future revisions.

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