Event Title

Integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Legal Research Classes

Start Date

30-5-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

30-5-2019 3:00 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

As librarians, we are continually looking for new ways to teach legal research concepts to law students. This search can sometimes lead us to look outside of legal education for methods we can adapt for our own instructional setting. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, adopted in 2016, provides one such mechanism to understand and teach important information literacy concepts to students. This session will examine 1) the six Frames and the concepts they are designed to teach students, 2) the speaker’s experience integrating the Framework into an Advanced Legal Research class, and 3) ways the participants can incorporate the Framework into their own legal research sessions, including using formative assessment to test student understanding.

Speaker Bio

Deborah Schander is Director of the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library and Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ. Her areas of expertise include legal research instruction, foreign and international legal research, legal information literacy, and library outreach.

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May 30th, 2:00 PM May 30th, 3:00 PM

Integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Legal Research Classes

As librarians, we are continually looking for new ways to teach legal research concepts to law students. This search can sometimes lead us to look outside of legal education for methods we can adapt for our own instructional setting. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, adopted in 2016, provides one such mechanism to understand and teach important information literacy concepts to students. This session will examine 1) the six Frames and the concepts they are designed to teach students, 2) the speaker’s experience integrating the Framework into an Advanced Legal Research class, and 3) ways the participants can incorporate the Framework into their own legal research sessions, including using formative assessment to test student understanding.