Framing our info lit conversations

Reflection in window of Green Dot Cafe
By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans) [GFDL (, CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
In December I started the 23 Framework Things challenge.  At press time I’ve completed nearly half of them.  Overall the experience is reminding me of the many places where we can talk about information literacy.

I’ve been thinking of potential collaborators and initiatives.  An example of the latter would be the National Survey of Student Engagement, where USM already takes part.  The NSSE has an optional information literacy module.  After all, why shouldn’t we work with what USM is already doing?

I’ve thought of how information literacy relates to other literacies.  The February 8 post came from readings on the topic.  Exploring these other literacies can help us clarify what we mean by information literacy.

I’ve also thought of classroom conversations.  Even in a one-shot session we can work relevant parts of the Framework into discussions or activities.

I’ll keep you updated as I continue the challenge.  Let’s keep the conversations going.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *