The new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy has been inspired by threshold concepts, an emerging theory that urges instructors to engage students in the Big Ideas that guide their discipline. Threshold concepts represent a strikingly different approach to information literacy than has previously been widely implemented by most librarians. This webinar will provide an introduction to the theory, with a focus on how threshold concepts can shape information literacy instruction. We will discuss the form and function of the ACRL Framework as well as offer some examples of what teaching with Threshold Concepts looks like in the library classroom. For more information, publications, and past presentations, please visit ilthresholdconcepts.com.
Lori Townsend is an Assistant Professor and the Learning Services Coordinator for the University Libraries at the University of New Mexico. She holds a BA in History from the University of New Mexico and a MLIS from San Jose State University.
Silvia Lu is a Reference and Social Media Librarian and Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College, a CUNY institution. Silvia holds a BA in Literature and Government from Claremont McKenna College, a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a MA in English Literature from the University of New Mexico.
When: Thursday, 6 November 2014, 6:30-8:00am US Mountain time
Where: Online - Adobe Connect