Challenging the ACRL Framework

One of the Association of College & Research Libraries (2015) frames states that “authority is constructed and contextual.”  In other words, information literacy can challenge traditional authority.  Beilin (2015) challenges the authority of the ACRL Framework itself. His chief critique is that the Framework doesn’t sufficiently challenge power structures and inequalities in existing information systems Read More…

Re-conceptualizing Student Services for the Non-Traditional Learner

In the early days of online learning, institutions that embraced online education enjoyed limited competition and strong student demand, driven in large part by the convenience and access that new online programs offered. The focus was on scaling to meet student demand and building quality online programs. Targeted student services to personalize learning and help Read More…

Welcome Back Spring 2016

Image by The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my parents) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons I hope the intersession treated you well.  As always your liaison librarians are happy to work with you.  We encourage you to meet with us: find out how we can support your teaching and Read More…

Best of 2015, part 2

Image from freeimages.co.uk After a hiatus I can return to the highlights of my 2015 professional reading: 6. McGeough, D. D. (2015). Literacy in performance studies: Connecting oral interpretation, critical media literacy, and digital performance. American Communication Journal, 17(1), 1–9. Retrieved from http://www.ac-journal.org/ I have a soft spot for articles that draw from the communication field.  Read More…