Thursday, April 02, 2015

2 events on the ACRL Framework: webinar and seminar

Firstly, registration for the California Library Association’s California Spring Fling, Information Has Value: An Exploration, is open. The CLA’s Academic Interest Group is sponsoring a webinar April 22 2015 at 2:00pm (14:00) US Pacific time, which is 10pm UK time. It is a priced webinar led by Elizabeth Galoozis and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner. The description says "“Information Has Value” is a frame in the proposed ACRL Information Literacy Framework, and seemingly the most controversial. How is value defined? How do our professional values reinforce or conflict with current intellectual property laws, information literacy standards and practices, and collection development models? A presentation will be followed by an online discussion will allow participants a chance to explore and discuss the provocative elements of this concept." More information at

Secondly, registration is open for a workshop taking place at Capilano University (North Vancouver, Canada) on May 1 2015, on the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, presented by Capilano University and the BCLA Academic Librarians Section. Cost: $25 BCLA members; $30 non-members; $20 students. Lunch and coffee will be provided. "Through presentations, small-group work, and individual planning and reflection, the workshop will open up conversation around the following questions: What theoretical concepts guided the creation of the new Framework? How does the Framework compare to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)? What are the six “frames”? What are the first steps to implementing the Framework in our institutions? How will this impact student learning outcomes and the way we teach our classes? What new opportunities for collaboration and project work will the new Framework present? As a community of practice, what is our commitment to the Framework and its role in teaching and learning?
More information at (that post includes the registration form)
Photo by Sheila Webber: budding willow and crows, Blackheath, March 2015

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