We are excited to announce that the panel entitled “Reshaping Library Instruction within Art & Design Education: Experimenting and implementing the Info Lit Framework” was accepted for the 2016 ARLIS conference. Here is the submitted description and our enthused line-up of panelists:
Art and design teaching librarians understand the complexity of the various research practices our students use for their academic and creative work. As a result, flexibility and creativity often inform library instruction and outreach activities in the art library environment. The Academic and College Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy, released in February 2015, gives teaching librarians a new opportunity to emphasize the natural connection between the library and the community of students, artists, and scholars. This panel will explore the ways that instruction librarians are experimenting with and implementing the new Framework and threshold concepts. It will ask: How are art & design librarians interpreting this document within the context of their community, creating teaching tools and resources, and connecting the conceptual Framework to their pedagogical practices and visual literacy?
Speakers & Topics:
Adventures in Librarianship and Interdisciplinary Instruction
Larissa K. Garcia
Using the threshold concepts as metaphors for the creative process in an advanced studio photography class
Amanda Meeks and Teresa Burk
Collaboratively developing a physical artifact and research guide with and for art and design students at SCAD as a way of sense-making within our unique context
Searching as Serendipitous Exploration: Information and Visual Literacy in Studio Art Courses
Connecting the dots to form a new constellation: Supporting studio learning environments in an emergent culture of research by connecting graduate students, library instruction, threshold concepts, and qualitative assessment
Chizu Morihara, Teaching special interest group partner
We look forward to an exciting discussion with many inspiring ideas and takeaways! See you in Seattle!
-Amanda Meeks, RISS vice-moderator