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Integrating Reflective Discovery and Analysis of Information into Complex Problems Courses: Harnessing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.


Welcome to Integrating Reflective Discovery and Analysis of Information into Complex Problems Courses: Harnessing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy!
This workshop is being offered on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Loughman Living Room. 

This session will provide an opportunity to share course-related experiences of student inquiry, discovery, and critical analysis of evidence, with colleagues.  Applying the ACRL Framework, participants will develop and be able to integrate progressive activities into course work.

We hope that you find our time together helpful, and that you also take a moment to peruse the resources we have assembled on this guide. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us with your questions. 

Corinne, Oliver, and Anna 

How We Can Help

Mission Statement

The Ely Instruction Program seeks to guide students in the development of critical thinking skills which will enable them to be competent and insightful users of information. In this endeavor we look to collaborate with department faculty of the University.  Faculty members who are interested in scheduling a library session are encouraged to contact us to discuss the learning objectives of their courses and we will work to tailor sessions to the students' needs.


  • Tailored information literacy sessions for classes
  • One-on-one research appointments with students
  • Embedded librarians in your courses
  • Field questions and contribute to class discussions on PLATO
  • Integrate library tutorials into your courses
  • Collaboration on assignment ideas

Our Session Objectives & Deliverables


By the end of the workshop, participating faculty will: 

  • Familiarize themselves with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Explore integrating concepts from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into a GenEd Complex Problems course assignment or exercise. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the progressive and iterative nature of information literacy and analysis. 


Use the worksheet below to write out some course-related activities and examples of student work: 

Corinne Ebbs

Oliver Zeff

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Oliver Zeff

Anna Boutin-Cooper

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Anna Boutin-Cooper
Subjects: Art, Psychology, Theatre

577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086

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