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Spring 2022 Faculty Webinar Series

by Meghan Kowalski on 2022-01-07T09:00:00-05:00 in Information Literacy | Comments

To enhance faculty understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the library will host a series of webinars directed at explaining and connecting the Frames to classroom instruction and research assignments. 

The ACRL Framework was developed to provide direction for teaching core concepts of information literacy in higher education. Information literacy is an integral part of growing and becoming a lifelong learner. The competencies addressed in each of these frames can help faculty members provide their students with necessary skills to succeed in their classes, the workforce, and everyday life.

The webinar series will: 

  • Provide attendees with an introduction to each of the ACRL Framework’s individual frames 
  • Improve attendees understanding of how to connect the goals of the frames to their teaching 
  • Increase attendees overall information literacy skills 

To register for any or all of the sessions, fill out this formFaculty who attend the live sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

 

  • Introduction to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
    • Friday, January 14 @ 1:00pm
    • This session will provide an overview of the Framework; its history and purpose; and recommendations for adopting it in your teaching.
    • Join Here
  • Information Creation as a Process
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, January 28 @ 1:00pm
    • This session examines the iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences.
    • Join Here
  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, February 11 @ 1:00pm
    • This session explores how information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. 
    • Join Here
  • Information Has Value
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, February 25 @ 1:00pm
    • This session explores how information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world.
    • Join Here
  • Research as Inquiry
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, March 11 @ 1:00pm
    • This session discusses how research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.
    • Join Here
  • Scholarship as a Conversation
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, March 25 @ 1:00pm
    • This sessions covers how communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations.
    • Join Here
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration
    • ​​​​​​​Friday, April 8 @ 1:00pm
    • The final session showcases how searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops. 
    • Join Here

 

 

Each webinar will last for up to one hour. The sessions will be held on Zoom (access through the session links above or register here). Each session will provide approximately 30-45 minutes of content with the remaining time reserved for Q&A. Time will be given for unrecorded Q&A as well. 

All of the webinars will be recorded and registrants will receive a link to the recording. Recordings will also be posted on YouTube.

 

To register for any or all of the sessions, fill out this form. Registrants will receive log-in links and reminders for each session they select.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Kowalski, Outreach and Reference Librarian, at meghan.kowalski@udc.edu.


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