By Kenya Flash and Raymond Pun
Thinking of creative ways to teach the ACRL Frames using Credo? We began our discussion of Credo and the ACRL Frames, here. In this piece, we’ll cover three additional frames that will assist you in diving deeper into the complexities of research for your students. The three frames we will explore through this post:
- Research as Inquiry
- Scholarship as Conversation
- Searching as Strategic Exploration
In the last blog on the ACRL Framework, we explored how integral the three presented frames are to the learning process. The frames indicated within this blog are as essential to the process as the others. The previous blog highlighted the interconnected nature of the frame, and while this post may do the same, it is important to note that each frame can also be explored independently.
- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit
- 23 Framework Things
- Community of Online Research Assignments - CORA
- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox
The adaptability of the ACRL framework is quite evident. It works with many of the learning activities we traditionally use. Overall, we encourage you to reexamine your current teaching practices and how they support the frames or use the frames to guide your instruction to engage your students to think about their research topics and information critically.
Kenya Flash recently began work as the librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information at Yale University. Previously, she served as the Political Science and Sociology Liaison, as well as Diversity Resident Librarian and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a role she held for two years. Before then, Kenya worked as a Circulation Supervisor at Kings College, as an Adjunct Reference Librarian at Wilkes University, and in several other academic institutions, both in libraries and in residential life/student services. Kenya earned her MLIS from Drexel University, her MA in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University, and her BA in Government and Law from Lafayette College. She has written and presented on a number of topics in librarianship, including uses of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, assessing the needs of graduate students, and diversity and cultural initiatives led by academic libraries.