About

Welcome to 23 Framework Things, an exploration of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  This academic librarian-focused, self-paced program encourages participants to read, reflect, and respond to prompts and big questions surrounding the implementation of the Framework at their institutions.

Rationale

In response to the call for more support and resources surrounding the Framework, we, the current and former chairs of the Instruction Round Table of the Minnesota Library Association, decided to make 2017 the year we focus on the Framework.  Through this program and the workshop and conference session that preceded it, we are engaging academic librarians in learning more about the Framework and putting it into practice at their institutions.

Participants

ALL are welcome to participate in 23 Framework Things, including those across the United States and internationally.  Please view the How to Participate page.

Things

Each Thing is essentially a prompt to get you to think about one aspect of the Framework.  Things were released in waves. Each month from May 2017 to August 2017, a new wave of Things was released with Things from different tracks.

Tracks

The 23 Things are split into four tracks that loosely surround a theme, specifically: Pedagogy, Frame Focus, Assessment, and @ Your Institution.

Timeline

Though the 23 Framework Things site will stay active for years (barring catastrophe and whatnot), registration, progress tracking, site management, and prize eligibility ended on August 31, 2018.  Those who completed all 23 Things by this date received a certificate of completion.

Prizes (Ended August 31, 2018)

Thank you to our generous funders: the Minnesota Library Association and Minitex! Due to funding stipulation, eligibility for prizes varies.  See below for specifics.  We encourage Minnesota librarians to join and participate in MLA in order to explore additional opportunities for professional development and make connections within the Minnesota library community.

Prize Tiers
  • 1st tier (completing 1 Thing): A print copy of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education [First 50 MN participants]
  • 2nd tier (completing 1 track): A 1st track button and entry into a drawing for your choice of a READ poster from the ALA Store [Max: $18] (1 winner selected from all participants, 1 winner selected from MN)
  • 3rd tier (completing 2 tracks): A 2nd track button and entry into a drawing for a $30 gift card to Litographs or Out of Print (1 winner selected from all participants, 1 winner selected from MN)
  • 4th tier (completing 3 tracks): A 3rd track button and entry into a drawing for your choice of a library instruction book from the ALA Store [Max: $60] (2 winners selected from all participants, 1 winner selected from MN)
  • 5th tier (completing all things; 4 tracks): An “All the Things” button, a 4th track button, entry into a drawing for up to $100 off MLA membership dues (1 winner selected from MN; valid for next time your membership is due), $100 Visa gift card (2 winners selected from all participants) and a certificate of completion for the 23 Framework Things program

Badges/Buttons

Pedagogy

@ Your Institution

Assessment

All the Things

Frame Focus #1

Frame Focus #2

Frame Focus #3

Frame Focus #4

Frame Focus #5

Frame Focus #6

3 comments

  1. we are using this tool for our upcoming summer planning sessions for information literacy classes in the fall 2018, I shared the website and we will be going through the ACRL webcast in a planning session. Great tool for our planned changes to the way we do instruction!

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