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Thursday, March 10 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Reshaping Library Instruction within Art & Design Education: Experimenting and implementing the Info Lit Framework

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Reshaping Library Instruction within Art & Design Education: Experimenting and implementing the Info Lit Framework
The Academic and College Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy, released in February 2015, gives instruction librarians a new opportunity to emphasize the natural connection between the library and the creative and academic work  of art students, artists, and scholars. This panel will explore the ways that instruction librarians are experimenting with and implementing the new Framework and threshold concepts in the art school/program environment.  It will ask: How are art and design librarians interpreting this document within the context of their community and connecting the conceptual Framework to their pedagogical practices?

Presenters will share their unique approaches to working with the new ACRL Framework, which includes emphasizing visual literacy, developing teaching tools and resources, and creating learning opportunities, in hopes that attendees will find valuable takeaways and ideas. This session will be particularly relevant to art librarians with an interest in information literacy instruction in higher education.

Chizu Morihara, UC Santa Barbara, Teaching SIG partner

Nicole Beatty, Weber State University
Adventures in Librarianship and Interdisciplinary Instruction

Larissa K. Garcia, Northern Illinois University
Using Threshold Concepts as Metaphors for the Creative Process in an Advanced Studio Photography Class

Amanda Meeks and Teresa Burk, Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Making Sense of Threshold Concepts Through Graphic Design Collaboration and the Student Lens

Ashley Peterson and Darin Murphy, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Searching as Serendipitous Exploration: Information and Visual Literacy in Studio Art Courses

Ellen Petraits, Rhode Island School of Design
Connecting the Dots to Form a New Constellation: Supporting Studio Learning Environments for Graduate Students through Instruction, Threshold Concepts, and Qualitative Assessment


Chizu Morihara

Art Librarian, UC Santa Barbara

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Nicole Beatty

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Stewart Library, Weber State University
Weber State University

Teresa Burk

Head Librarian, SCAD Atlanta
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Amanda Meeks

Arts and Humanities Librarian, Northern Arizona University
I'm interested in critical visual and information literacy practices, critical and feminist pedagogy.
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Darin Murphy

Director of SMFA Library Services and Visual Resources, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Ashley Peterson

Research & Instruction Librarian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ellen Petraits

Research & Instruction Librarian, Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction, Rhode Island School of Design

Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Elliot Bay Room The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

Attendees (162)