Music Library Association 86th Annual Meeting
22-26 February 2017 in Orlando, FL
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Thursday, February 23, 2:00pm-2:55pm

A Framework for Collaboration: Engaging Faculty in Information Literacy through the ACRL Framework

Collaborating with faculty to develop a program in information literacy is often a challenge for music librarians. At the same time, the explosion of digital resources and platforms available for research and teaching have resulted in both new needs and new opportunities for faculty-librarian collaborations. In this session, panelists from three different institutions will present case studies exploring ways of using ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to facilitate collaboration with music faculty. A central element of the Framework is the idea of threshold concepts, deeply ingrained ways of thinking or practicing within a particular discipline; a student’s progression from novice to expert is dependent upon integration of a discipline’s threshold concepts. The Framework and its presentation of threshold concepts can be particularly useful for developing discipline-specific teaching strategies and approaches. Each case study highlights possible ways librarians and faculty can work together to design course content that helps music students build information literacy, and in some cases, metaliteracy (or digital literacy) skills. Panelists will share experiences and insights. Attendees will leave with new ideas for ways to work with faculty at their own institutions to integrate aspects of the Framework into the music curriculum.

  • Speakers
    • Erin Conor, Reed College
    • Beth Christensen, St. Olaf College
    • Theresa Burress, New College of Florida
    • Maribeth Clark, New College of Florida
  • Location
    • Salon 6-7-8
  • Live Streaming?
    • No

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