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Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians
Edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, Gayle Schaub for ACRL
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8771-1
 
Publisher: ACRL
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264 pages
6” x 9”
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8771-1
Year Published: 2015
AP Categories: E, P
Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians is a collection designed by instruction librarians to promote critical thinking and engaged learning. It provides teaching librarians detailed, ready-to-use, and easily adaptable lesson ideas to help students understand and be transformed by information literacy threshold concepts.  The lessons in this book, created by teaching librarians across the country, are categorized according to the six information literacy frames identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (2015). This volume offers concrete and specific ways of teaching the threshold concepts that are central to the ACRL Framework and is suitable for all types of academic libraries, high school libraries, as well as a pedagogical tool for library and information schools.
Table of Contents

Editors’ Preface………………………………………………………………………..
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………    

Chapter 1 Scholarship as Conversation.....................................................................
    The Conversational Nature of Sources………………………………………..                Andrea Baer
    Using Information as a Springboard to Research……………………………..
        Emily Frigo & Jessalyn Richter
    Mapping Scholarly Conversation……………………………………………..
        Kathleen Anne Langan
    Crafting a Credible Message………………………………………………….
        Debbie Morrow
    Starting Points: The Role of Blogs in Scholarly Conversation………………
        Brandon West

Chapter 2 Research as Inquiry……………………………………………………...
    Flawed Questions: Tools for Inquiry…………………………………………
        Smita Avasthi    
    Crime Scene Investigation as an Analogy for Scholarly Inquiry…………….
        Robert Farrell
    The Research Discussion…………………………………………………….
        Charissa Jefferson
    Developing a Research Question: Topic Selection Lesson Plan…………….
        Kevin Michael Klipfel
    The Connection between Personal and Academic Research………………..
        Sarah Naumann & Sami Lange

Chapter 3 Authority is Constructed and Contextual…………………………….
    Evaluating Information Sources…………………………………………….
        Robert Farrell
    Determining the Relevance and Reliability of Information Sources……….
        Nancy Fawley
    Establishing Evaluation Criteria……………………………………………
        Steven Hoover
    Non-Scholarly Formats as Research Tools…………………………………
        Rachel M. Minkin    
    Scholarly/Non-Scholarly…………………………………………………...
        Jo Angela Oehrli & Emily Hamstra

Chapter 4 Information Creation as a Process…………………………………..
    Using Sources to Support a Claim…………………………………………
        Dani Brecher
    Information Life Cycle…………………………………………………….
        Toni M. Carter & Todd Aldridge
    Tracing Information over Time……………………………………………
        Xan Goodman

Chapter 5 Searching as Strategic Exploration………………………………….
    From Nothing to Something: Transforming the “Failed” Search…………
        Ika Datig
    Context through Citation………………………………………………….
        Jenny Fielding
    What is a Database?....................................................................................
        Samantha Godbey, Sue Wainscott & Xan Goodman
    Who Cares?  Understanding the Human Production of Information…….
        Rebecca Kuglitsch
    Password: Keyword Edition……………………………………………...
        Melissa Langridge
    Approaching Problems Like a Professional……………………………...
        Melissa Mallon
    Databases vs. Search Engines Game……………………………………..
        Elizabeth Martin & Rebecca Daly
    Keywording………………………………………………………………
        Cate Calhoun Oravet
    Framing a Topic for Library Research…………………………………..
        Melissa Browne, Caitlin Plovnick, Cathy Palmer, & Richard Caldwell
    Systems of Organization………………………………………………..
        Pete Ramsey & Stephen “Mike” Kiel

Chapter 6 Information Has Value…………………………………………….
    Gray Areas in Plagiarism Cases…………………………………………
        Smita Avasthi
    The Who, What, and Why of the Creative Commons…………………..
        Rebecca Bliquez & Jane Van Galen
    Recognizing Plagiarism…………………………………………………
        Patricia Bravender & Gayle Schaub
    Plagiarism v. Copyright Infringement………………………………….
        Patricia Bravender
    Louder than Words: Using Infographics to Teach the Value of
        Information And Authority……………………………………..
        Hazel McClure & Christopher Toth    
    Ethical Use of Information in Presentations……………………………..
        Debbie Morrow

Lessons with Overlapping Information Literacy Threshold Concepts………
Appendix………………………………………………………………………….
    Lesson Handouts………………………………………………………….
    ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education………
About the Editors…………………………………………………………………
Contributors……………………………………………………………………………
Recommended Reading………………………………………………………
About the Editors

Gayle Schaub
is the liaison librarian to the Art and Design, Modern Languages, and Psychology departments at Grand Valley State University Libraries.  She holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo. Gayle’s other research interests include library services to international students and information literacy in K-12 education.  

Hazel McClure is the liaison librarian to English, Writing, and Environmental Studies at Grand Valley State University.  She holds an MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MLS from State University of New York at Buffalo.  Her research interests are collaboration with disciplinary faculty, threshold concepts, and poetry publishing models.

Patricia Bravender is a professional programs librarian and liaison to Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.  She is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice at GVSU where she supervises the internship programs in legal studies.  She holds an MLIS from Wayne State University.  In addition to threshold concepts, her research interests are information privacy and censorship.
 
 

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