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Thursday, February 21 • 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Common Threads: Music Information Literacy as Community Practice

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Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/EMvM3G

The 2016 adoption of the “Framework for Information Literacy” by ACRL signaled an important shift from standards-based skills and specific resource types to that of practice-oriented threshold concepts situated in social context. In addition to providing a more holistic way of orienting students to research, the information literacy frames also have the potential to include librarians from all parts of the library ecosystem – beyond those who traditionally have come from instruction or public services roles. Viewing the information literacy frames as common threads has the potential to engage conversations at the intersections of various library roles, strengthening our shared values as a community of practice.

Music librarians have long recognized the discipline-specific components of information literacy, and that history provides a foundation to consider new opportunities to expand the frames beyond text-based ways of knowing. The MLA Instruction Subcommittee formed a Framework Working Group in 2017 to discuss ways to expand the understanding of music information literacy and to explore how MLA might respond to the ACRL Framework document. The working group plans to develop a stance on the Framework using survey data; a literature review; examples of other discipline-based responses to the Framework; and conversation about the distinctive social contexts of the discipline, including performance and composition.

Presentation files (Newcomer portion): https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:23259/
Nara Newcomer will discuss instruction-related intersections between technical services and public services, including aspects of the catalog and teaching through search strategy and music discovery. Andi Beckendorf will summarize the conversations of the Framework Working Group and introduce plans for an MLA response to the ACRL Framework document. Presenters will consider how to bring the audience into conversation during the session.

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Andrea Beckendorf

Research & Instruction, Music Liaison Librarian, Luther College
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Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City
I oversee all aspects of UMKC's Music/Media Library and work with our music, dance, and theatre programs on instruction, collection development, and all their library needs. My responsibilities also include: collection development for video and humanities, copyright, and discovery... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom EF
  Program Session
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Instruction Committee; Cataloging and Metadata Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/EMvM3G