The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation is a collection of 18 case studies , carefully chosen by accomplished members of the field, that contribute to the literature on how stakeholders can use the ACRL Framework to enhance student learning. This book will be of interest to anyone who has a role in teaching information literacy and it contributes to the literature by presenting effective examples of how practitioners have adopted the ACRL Framework.
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework), put forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), can be either challenging to integrate or easily molded to conform to specific disciplines in teaching. In three sections, contributors offer unambiguous and concise approaches on how to overcome barriers and interpret and engage with the Framework. The first part explores essential preparation tools for using the Framework, such as curriculum mapping and collective professional development workshops. The next section presents exploratory case studies of the Framework being applied in various teaching environments, accompanied by astute reflections on redesigning an online tutorial, organizing a first-year-experience program, and using the Framework as a pedagogical tool in information literacy instruction. The final section discusses virtual course offerings for information literacy instructors, the expansion of "metaliterate" learning processes, and an online professional development certification in teaching. Most helpful are the diverse scenarios presented throughout illustrating how to support the Framework in more traditional learning environments, such as workshops, online class professional development, or a pedagogical component in library school. This is recommended reading for all librarians, at any level and within any library environment, and for other educators in information literacy instruction. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, and professionals.