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ALA Annual Program on Discovery Tools and the ACRL IL Framework (1:00-2:30 on June 24)

(via David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University)

Please join us at ALA Annual in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, in MCP W179a, for the ACRL Instruction Section/Distance Learning Section/Community and Jr. College Library Section panel discussion program. The session, “To Teach or Not To Teach Discovery Tools: Balancing Practical Instruction with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework”, will cover using discovery tools (Summon, Primo, EDS, etc.) in instruction utilizing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. A more-detailed description is below.

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

To put the session on your ALA Conference schedule, click here. For information, contact the Instruction Section Program Committee Chair David Oberhelman, at d.oberhelman@okstate.edu.

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