ACRL IS Preconference at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Interested in developing strategies and approaches for teaching with the Framework that incorporate a social justice lens? Register for the ACRL IS Preconference at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens

Date and Time: Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: McCormick Place, Room W178a


Participants in this preconference will learn approaches that focus on social justice in teaching with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Presentations will focus on specific frames, such as Information Has Value and Research as Inquiry, using contexts that range from one-shots to credit-bearing courses to curriculum design at a variety of university and college settings. Examples from presentations will include a lesson that engages student using popular culture and a classroom exercise that incorporates religious primary sources. A hands-on workshop will walk participants through all the frames and, through a reflective method, help them connect their personal vision of social justice to at least one frame. Finally, the Framework Advisory Board will present information about and share tools from the Framework Sandbox, a database of tools and lesson plans for teaching the Framework.

Questions? Contact the ACRL IS Preconference Committee Chair for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Robin Ewing ( 

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