Teaching Information Literacy Reframed

Jul 2016 | 160pp

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Teaching Information Literacy Reframed
50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners

Joanna M Burkhardt

This book offers a starting point to understanding and teaching the six threshold concepts listed in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, an altogether new way of looking at information literacy.

Bestselling author and expert instructional librarian Burkhardt decodes the Framework, putting its conceptual approach into straightforward language and offering more than 50 classroom-ready Framework-based exercises.

Teaching Information Literacy Reframed:

  • discusses the history of the development of the Framework for Information Literacy and briefly deconstructs the six threshold concepts
  • thoroughly addresses each threshold concept, building from the beginner level to the intermediate level
  • includes exercises that can be used in the one-shot timeframe as well as others designed for longer class sessions and semester-long courses
  • offers best practices in creating learning outcomes, assessments, and teaching tricks and tips
  • looks at how learning, memory, and transfer of learning applies to the teaching of information literacy.

Readership: This book will assist librarians in creating and running effective information literacy instruction for students of all levels.

List of Exercises
1. Decoding the Framework for Information Literacy
2. Scholarship as Conversation
3. Research as Inquiry
4. Authority
5. Information Creation as a Process
6. Searching as Strategic Exploration
7. Information has Value
8. Creating Exercises, Rubrics, Learning Outcomes, and Learning Assessments
Appendix: The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education


Joanna M. Burkhardt is a full professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Director of its branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett.  She coordinates the branches’ information literacy program.  She helped design URI’s program in information literacy and has taught sections of the introductory course.  She also teaches webinars and short courses on Information Literacy for ALA and ACRL.  

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