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Perceptions and understandings of the ACRL framework for information literacy - Elizabeth Berman & Merinda Hensley


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Perceptions and understandings of the ACRL framework for information literacy - Elizabeth Berman & Merinda Hensley

  1. 1. PERCEPTIONS & UNDERSTANDINGS o f t h e elizabeth a. berman  merinda kaye hensley ACRL FRAMEWORK F O RI N F O R M A T I O N L I T E R A C Y
  2. 2. RS Elizabeth A. Berman Library Associate Professor University of Vermont @elizabethberman Merinda Kaye Hensley Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign @mhensle1
  3. 3. OVERVIEW Survey Design Demographics Engagement with the ACRL Framework Perceptions of the ACRL Framework Reflection Q&A
  4. 4. SURVEY DESIGN Online survey with open and closed- ended questions. 2 groups: • Invited respondents • Open respondents Total (N=356) • Invited, response rate 38% (n=117) • Open (n=239)
  5. 5. DEMOGRAPHIC S Demographics: • Institution • Position • Percentage workload for instruction • ACRL Immersion participation • Years as professional librarian • Year MLIS obtained • Age
  6. 6. demographics
  7. 7. demographics
  8. 8. demographics
  9. 9. ENGAGEMENT How the ACRL Framework is being used… and why it’s not.
  10. 10. framework: fall 2015
  11. 11. framework: fall 2015
  12. 12. S Attitude towards ACRL Framework and component parts. Perceptions of learning theories in ACRL Framework: • threshold concepts • metaliteracy • essential concepts
  13. 13. perceptions: framework
  14. 14. To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Final Report information literacy definition: 1989
  15. 15. Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education information literacy definition: 2015
  16. 16. perceptions: definition
  17. 17. perceptions: core concepts
  18. 18. core concepts “I think librarians become limited to 'presenters' when we stick with skills-based knowledge acquisition....helping students master concepts and their application elevates us as instructors and students as learners.” “I think they [the frames] lack a sound theoretical basis. I think there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that these are six concepts that students actually struggle with in precisely the ways they are described. I think they are intentionally vague and ambiguous. That is to say, I think you can take what you're doing locally and find a way to read into the Frames, but I don't think you can take the Frames and figure out what to do locally. In other words, they offer no guidance.”
  19. 19. learning theory
  20. 20. learning theory
  21. 21. N What have we learned about the ACRL Framework – and our profession – as a result of this survey?
  22. 22. ? Elizabeth A. Berman @elizabethberman Merinda Kaye Hensley @mhensle1