Category: Spotlight on Scholarship

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: Gregory and Higgins’ “Reorienting an Information Literacy Program toward Social Justice” and Saunders’ “Connecting Information Literacy and Social Justice”

This month’s Spotlight on Framework Scholarship features two articles from the latest issue of Communications in Information Literacy, both focused on the Framework and social justice. Both articles discuss the ALA core value of social responsibility and emphasize the contextuality and flexibilty of the Framework. The articles diverge in their approaches toward

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: Corrall’s “Crossing the threshold”

Corrall, S. (2017). Crossing the threshold: reflective practice in information literacy development. Journal of Information Literacy, 11(1), 23. https://doi.org/10.11645/11.1.2241 Welcome back to the ACRL Framework Spotlight on Scholarship! This week’s featured article comes to us from Sheila Corrall, Professor, Department of Information Culture & Data Stewardship at the University of Pittsburgh’s School

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: Shields and Cugliari’s “Scholarship as Conversation”

Shields, K., & Cugliari, C. (2017). “Scholarship as Conversation” Introducing students to research in nonprofit studies. College & Research Libraries News, 78(3), 137–141. http://crln.acrl.org/content/78/3/137 The April Spotlight features a practical and specific example of Framework theory and application which touches upon disciplinary particulars, conversations between librarians and teaching faculty, and instructional design.

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship Returning in April 2017

The Spotlight on Scholarship post series is returning after a brief hiatus. Sara Miller will be taking over the post series from Donna Witek. Many thanks to Donna for her thoughtful development of this column. If you have any suggestions for scholarship that you would like to be considered for the Spotlight

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: Monograph Round-up

This week’s Spotlight on Scholarship offers something a bit different: a round-up of recently published monographs that offer studies, essays, and creative approaches to the Framework. As we find ourselves in a season of gift-giving, consider giving one of the following books to your favorite librarian, faculty collaborator, or library; full information

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship on Two-week Hiatus

The Spotlight on Scholarship post series will be on hiatus the week of Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The series will resume in two weeks on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. If you haven’t done so yet, please visit the Contact/RSS tab to subscribe to the Framework website for updates, including future Spotlight on

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: Witek’s “Becoming gardeners”

Today’s Spotlight on Scholarship features the article “Becoming gardeners: Seeding local curricula with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy” by Donna Witek, published in College & Research Libraries News in Volume 77, Number 10, November 2016, pp. 504-508. This article proposes a way to use the Framework to integrate information literacy at

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship on Hiatus

The Spotlight on Scholarship post series will be on hiatus the week of Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The series will resume in two weeks on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. If you haven’t done so yet, please visit the Contact/RSS tab to subscribe to the Framework website for updates, including future Spotlight on Scholarship

Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: “Equipping Academic Librarians to Integrate the Framework into Instructional Practices” by Hess

Today’s Spotlight on Scholarship features the article “Equipping Academic Librarians to Integrate the Framework into Instructional Practices: A Theoretical Application” [paywall] by Amanda Nichols Hess, published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 41, Issue 6, November 2015, pp. 771-776. This article considers how adult learning theories might aid librarians in developing