ACRL IS/DLS/CJCLS Program at ALA Annual: “To Teach or Not To Teach Discovery Tools: Balancing Practical Instruction with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework”

Please join us at ALA Annual in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00-2:30 at MCP W179a for our panel discussion program on using discovery tools (Summon, Primo, EDS, etc.) in instruction utilizing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.


As academic libraries began using discovery tools, a debate arose regarding when, where, and how to teach students to use discovery tools and incorporate the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. Depending on the type of institution (2-year vs. 4-year+), mode of instruction (online vs. in-person), and learning outcomes (practical skills vs. theoretical modeling), librarians face challenges when teaching a discovery tool. This panel discussion will explore these challenges and discuss potential best practices.

Joe Brewer (Pima County Community College), Elyssa Stern Cahoy (Pennsylvania State University), Sarah Clark (Rogers State University), and Nancy Fawley (University of Vermont)

Program on the ALA Conference Scheduler

For information, contact David Oberhelman,


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