Engaging with ACRL Framework Preconference Description

Tuesday, November 6

Preconference Workshop

9:00 – 16:30

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships. More specifically, participants will:

Who Should Attend

This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives. While the workshop is most relevant to academic librarians, librarians working in other types of libraries and educators who are employed outside of a library will also benefit from engaging with the theoretical concepts and practical applications explored among participants.

Participation is limited to 35.


Brittney JohnsonBrittney Johnson is Head of Library Instruction at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where she develops programmatic curriculum in information literacy and leads the library instruction team in implementing the curriculum.