If you teach or plan to teach, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework threshold concepts will help you promote deep learning for your students. Threshold concepts are the ideas in any discipline that are passageways to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing in the discipline.
Xan Y. Goodman, AHIP, is the coeditor of the ACRL publication, Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, and the author of a chapter on the social determinants of health as a threshold concept. Goodman works at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas Libraries, where she supports three schools in the Division of Health Sciences: the School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing.
Samantha Godbey is the coeditor of the ACRL publication, Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts. She has presented on the ACRL Framework to regional, national, and international audiences. Godbey is an experienced educator and facilitator of professional development for instructors and librarians. She is currently part of the presenter team for the official ACRL-licensed workshop, “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices.” Godbey is an education librarian and assistant professor at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas Libraries, where she serves as the library liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- use strategies to integrate threshold concepts into one class they are teaching or wish to teach.
- use best practices for the development of learning outcomes.
- identify appropriate classroom assessment techniques in order to assess student progress with information literacy concepts
- Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
- Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.