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Information Literacy Instruction: Frameworks, Pedagogies, and Practices (July 2020): Conclusion

Conclusion

The adoption of the ACRL Framework has led to a surge in publishing around the topics of threshold concepts, information literacy instruction, and pedagogical theory for librarians. Providing inspiration, roadmaps, and practical applications, these studies will elicit thought-provoking discussion on the parts of librarians and library school students thinking about their instructional practices and the larger goals of information literacy instruction. What is more, the variety and abundance of works on this topic reveal the increasing prominence of the academic librarian as instructor in higher education, and the tremendous potential and importance of information literacy instruction in colleges and universities. With more and more authors examining the role of the instruction librarian in higher education and the contributions of librarians to the scholarship of teaching and learning, information literacy as a discipline and area of study will only continue to grow