“The question is how each of us, as consumers and citizens, will make sense of information about the next crisis. And how will we understand even the day-to-day events that play out more incrementally? How will we decide what information to believe and what source to trust? […] The most fundamental change is that more of the responsibility for knowing what is true and what is not now rests with each of us as individuals.” (6-7)
—Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload
Understanding information and research is a crucial learning outcome in today’s dynamic and often uncertain information ecosystem. However, what does information and research mean in today’s society - for students and for faculty? Why does it make sense to pause about both terms and reflect on them?
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, published in 2015 by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) tries to give answers to those questions and the new information landscape replacing the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from 2000. It focuses on a set of six key concepts (or frames) about information that faculty members and librarians can use to enrich their teaching and foster deeper learning and critical thinking.
The aim of the workshop will be to think about these issues with the Framework in mind and to develop a faculty-librarian collaboration in order to co-design embedded library instruction activities for one course.
Questions may be directed to the AMICAL Information Literacy Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.