How to Participate
To participate in 23 Framework Things, register and work on the 23 things at your own pace. Begin with any “thing” by clicking on it from the homepage or via the “Things” drop-down menu. Each thing presents a prompt, giving a directive or asking a big question. Take time to analyze the prompt and read any suggested articles or blog posts, ask co-workers about the ideas presented, or do your own research on the issue — whatever you need to do to wrap your head around the topic — then follow the directive or share your reaction to the big question in the Comments section of the “thing.” You can also post your reaction on your own site, but be sure to share a link to it in the Comments section of the “thing” if you want us to track your progress. Please use your full name when posting in the Comments section or create a Gravatar.
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.
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.
ALL are welcome to participate in 23 Framework Things, including those across the United States and internationally. However, due to funding, larger prizes will only be given to participants working in Minnesota. Please view the How to Participate page and fill out the Registration Form to participate.
Each “thing” is essentially a prompt to get you to think about one aspect of the Framework. “Things” will be released in waves. At the beginning of each month from May 2017 to August 2017, a new wave of “things” will be released with “things” from different tracks.
The 23 things are split into four tracks that loosely surround a theme, specifically: Pedagogy, Frame Focus, Assessment, and @ Your Institution.
Though the 23 Framework Things site will stay active for years (barring catastrophe and whatnot), progress tracking, site management, and prize eligibility will end on October 5, 2017. Those who complete all 23 things by this date will receive a certificate of completion.
Due to funding from the Minnesota Library Association, the prizes for Minnesota and Non-Minnesota participants will be different. 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.
A digital track badge for posting to your personal website will be emailed to you after the completion of each track. Completing all 23 things will earn you a digital “All the Things” badge for posting to your personal website and a certificate of completion for the 23 Framework Things program.
1st tier (completing 1 thing): A print copy of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education [First 50 Minnesota participants]
2nd tier (completing 1 track): A 1st track button, a 1st digital track badge for posting to your personal website, and entry into a drawing for your choice of a READ poster from the ALA Store [Max: $18] (1 winner)
3rd tier (completing 2 tracks): A 2nd track button, a 2nd digital track badge for posting to your personal website, and entry into a drawing for a $30 gift card to Lithographs or Out of Print (1 winner – your choice)
4th tier (completing 3 tracks): A 3rd track button, a 3rd digital track badge for posting to your personal website, and entry into a drawing for your choice of a library instruction book from the ALA Store [Max: $60] (1 winner)
5th tier (completing all things; 4 tracks): An “All the Things” button, a digital “All the Things” badge for posting to your personal website, a 4th track button, a 4th digital track badge for posting to your personal website, entry into a drawing for up to $100 off MLA membership dues (1 winner; valid for next time your membership is due), and a certificate of completion for the 23 Framework Things program
For those who elect to receive prizes via mail, prize packages will be sent out within 1 month of completion. Drawing winners will be notified by October 9, 2017.”