Presentation Title

Implementing the ACRL Framework: Reflections from the Field

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation relates to the conference theme of exploring effective means of developing information literacy skills in learners through an exploration of the experiences and perceptions of academic librarians as they work to incorporate the new Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2016) into their practice. A 2015 survey administered to academic librarians in the United States gathered data about current information literacy programs, pedagogical strategies, and instructional challenges (under review). The survey data provided a snapshot of current information literacy practices in higher education in the U.S., but also raised additional questions.

In response, hour-long semi-structured interviews are being conducted with approximately 30 academic librarians in order to increase understanding of how they are implementing the new ACRL Framework.

The study seeks to address the following research questions:

  1. What pedagogical strategies are being used by academic librarians in implementing the ACRL Framework?
  2. What do academic librarians perceive to be the most successful strategies for implementation of the ACRL Framework?
  3. What do academic librarians perceive to be the greatest challenges in implementing the ACRL Framework?
  4. How are academic librarians approaching the evaluation of student learning when implementing the ACRL Framework?

This presentation will offer a brief summary of the salient findings from the survey and will focus on reporting preliminary findings from the interviews in relation to the research questions. It will conclude by discussing implications for practice as well as for further research.

Reference

Association of College and Research Libraries (2016). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework.

Presentation Description

This presentation will discuss the findings from semi-structured interviews with instructional librarians in academic libraries about their experiences with implementing ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Strategies used, successes achieved, and challenges encountered will be highlighted. Implications for research and practice will also be discussed.

Keywords

ACRL Framework, instructional practices, academic libraries

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Sep 16th, 10:45 AM Sep 16th, 2:00 PM

Implementing the ACRL Framework: Reflections from the Field

Room 212

This presentation relates to the conference theme of exploring effective means of developing information literacy skills in learners through an exploration of the experiences and perceptions of academic librarians as they work to incorporate the new Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2016) into their practice. A 2015 survey administered to academic librarians in the United States gathered data about current information literacy programs, pedagogical strategies, and instructional challenges (under review). The survey data provided a snapshot of current information literacy practices in higher education in the U.S., but also raised additional questions.

In response, hour-long semi-structured interviews are being conducted with approximately 30 academic librarians in order to increase understanding of how they are implementing the new ACRL Framework.

The study seeks to address the following research questions:

  1. What pedagogical strategies are being used by academic librarians in implementing the ACRL Framework?
  2. What do academic librarians perceive to be the most successful strategies for implementation of the ACRL Framework?
  3. What do academic librarians perceive to be the greatest challenges in implementing the ACRL Framework?
  4. How are academic librarians approaching the evaluation of student learning when implementing the ACRL Framework?

This presentation will offer a brief summary of the salient findings from the survey and will focus on reporting preliminary findings from the interviews in relation to the research questions. It will conclude by discussing implications for practice as well as for further research.

Reference

Association of College and Research Libraries (2016). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework.