Framework Spotlight on Scholarship: “Applying the Framework for Information Literacy to the Developmental Education Classroom” by Garcia

This week’s Spotlight on Scholarship features Larissa Garcia’s article “Applying the Framework for Information Literacy to the Developmental Education Classroom” [paywall], published in Community & Junior College Libraries in Volume 20, Issue 1-2, 2014, pp. 39-47.

This article considers the Framework’s applicability to the developmental education classroom in the community college context. Garcia connects the ideas of metaliteracy and the specific threshold concepts proposed in the November 2014 draft Framework to a series of integrated information literacy sessions and activities developed in collaboration with the instructor of an introduction to college reading course. By making these connections, Garcia illustrates how we can use the Framework to highlight the ways information literacy practices were already being shaped by complex digital information environments prior to the Framework’s development. That the article does this while also addressing the developmental education context makes this a valuable contribution to the scholarly conversation surrounding the Framework.

Larissa Garcia is Information Literacy Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries.

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