2017 Fall Regional Workshop:
"Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices"

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 (SOUTH) 7:45am-5pm << REGISTER FOR THIS

Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91107

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 (NORTH) 7:45am-5pm << REGISTER FOR THIS
Diablo Valley College
Diablo Room
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

No registration fee. Lunch provided by CCL.

Questions? email Gregg Atkins


The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education –
with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework’s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.


This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives. While the workshop is most relevant to academic librarians, librarians working in other types of libraries and educators who are employed outside of a library will also benefit from engaging with the theoretical concepts and practical applications explored among participants.


Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships. More specifically, participants will:

•Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document's creation.

•Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.

•Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,

•Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.

•Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians' instructional roles and partnerships.

•Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.




7:45-8:15am | Arrival & Registration (light breakfast)

8:15-8:30am | Welcome & Workshop Overview

8:30-9:30am | Segment 1: Setting the Stage: Exploring Possibilities & Challenges

9:30-9:45am | Break

9:45-10:45am | Segment 2: Foundational Knowledge: Pedagogical Theories and Approaches

10:45-11:00am | Break

11:00am-12:00pm | Segment 3: Considering Institutional & Instructional Contexts

12:00-1:00pm | Lunch

1:00-3:45pm | Segment 4: Instructional Design with the Frames in Mind

3:45-4:00pm | Break

4:00-4:45pm | Segment 5: Building Collaborations

4:45-5:00pm | Final Reflections and Closing Remarks



At Pasadena City College (SOUTH):
Andrea Baer, Instructional Services Librarian, University of West Georgia
Lindsay Matts-Benson, Instructional Designer, University of Minnesota
At Diablo Valley Colleg (NORTH):
Brittney Johnson, Head of Library Instruction, St. Edward’s University
Lindsay Matts-Benson, Instructional Designer, University of Minnesota

Biographic information can be found here:



This meeting is organized and sponsored by

  • Council of Chief Librarians California Community Colleges (CCL)