Author Archives: Meredith Knoff

Message from IS Executive Committee

The Instruction Section Executive Committee endorses the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)’s statement on the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers within the Minneapolis Police Department. We stand with BCALA and ACRL in condemning violence and racism towards Black … Continue reading

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Changes to the ACRL Framework Sandbox

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox is getting a new look! Over the summer, the IS Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox Committee is working with contracted developers from the Cherry Hill Company to upgrade the site from Drupal 7 to … Continue reading

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2020 Innovation Award Winners: OER Textbook for Composition and Information Literacy

The ACRL IS Innovation Award Committee chose Sarah LeMire, Kathy Anders, and Terri Pantuso from Texas A&M University for this year’s Innovation Award. Their project, OER Textbook for Composition and Information Literacy, used an existing OER English Composition textbook and … Continue reading

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ACRL IS Teaching Methods Virtual Event: Let’s Get Visual, Visual!: New Instructional Approaches for Visual Literacy

In this presentation, three members of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, Dana Statton Thompson, Sara Schumacher, and Maggie Murphy, will share teaching ideas and methods for instruction that utilize images or visual information. Attendees will learn more about the … Continue reading

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ACRL IS Membership Office Hour: Orientation to the Instruction Section

Are you new to academic librarianship, ACRL, or the Instruction Section (IS) and wondering where your professional home might be — or how to navigate and be involved in IS? Please mark your calendars for 4p EST/3p CST/1p PST Wed., Feb. 5, for … Continue reading

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Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Survey

The Diversity & Inclusion Task Force has produced a survey to identify needed diversity & inclusion resources related to information literacy and instruction, and gather recommendations for the future of the Instruction Section regarding supporting diversity and inclusion within instruction … Continue reading

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New Resources from the Teaching Methods Committee

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee has added new committee-recommended sources to their Selected Resources for Teaching Methods and Instructional Design in Library Instruction and their Selected Resources for Assessment in Library Instruction Lists. The committee updates these lists … Continue reading

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2019 Special Certificates of Recognition & Appreciation: Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium

Nicole Pagowsky and the organizing committee comprised of Scott Buchanan, Jessica Calderwood, Jen Nichols, Anthony Sanchez, Maribeth Slebodnik, and Niamh Wallace, received the Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for creating the Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium (CLAPS) held at … Continue reading

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2019 Innovation Award Winner Interview: Undergrad Research & Writing Studio

Chris Ervin (Undergrad Research & Writing Studio Coordinator), Jane Nichols (Head, Teaching & Engagement Librarians), Beth Filar Williams (Library Experience & Access Department Head), Hannah Gascho Rempel (College of Agricultural Sciences Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator), Dennis Bennett (Writing … Continue reading

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2019 Rockman Award Winner Interview: Stefanie R. Bluemle

Stefanie R. Bluemle won the 2019 Ilene F. Rockman Award for her article “Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election,” published in 2018 by portal: Libraries & the Academy. The 2018/2019 Awards Committee conducted an interview with Stefanie … Continue reading

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