Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: “Teaching for Transfer” by Kuglitsch

Welcome to our inaugural “Framework Spotlight on Scholarship” column, the first in a weekly post series highlighting scholarship that uses, builds on, critiques, or responds to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

This week’s Spotlight on Scholarship features Rebecca Z. Kuglitsch’s article “Teaching for Transfer: Reconciling the Framework with Disciplinary Information Literacy” [paywall], published in portal: Libraries and the Academy in Volume 15, Number 3, July 2015, pp. 457-470.

In this article, Kuglitsch addresses the tension between information literacy as a generalizable set of skills grounded in information science, and information literacy as a series of practices and understandings situated within the disciplines. She offers the idea of “transfer” as it is understood and defined in the education research literature as a way for us to resolve this tension as practitioners who aim to teach students to be information literate within and across disciplines.

Rebecca Z. Kuglitsch is the Interdisciplinary Science Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder.