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SCORE Professional Development: Information Literacy

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 was offered on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Loughman Living Room. 

This session provided an opportunity to share course-related experiences of student inquiry, discovery, and critical analysis of evidence, with colleagues.  We reviewed the ACRL Framework in preparation for developing and being able to integrate progressive activities into course work.

We hope that you found 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

Sign Up

Are you creating or revising a course for the New General Education Program?   If you would like to share your plans and receive feedback on incorporating the Complex Problems learning objective:  Reflective Discovery and Analysis of Information" into your new or redesigned Complex Problems course(s), sign up for a consultation with one of the Library Information Instruction Team members:  Oliver Zeff, Anna Boutin-Cooper, or Corinne Ebbs. 

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: 

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