ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee invites you to the Fall 2021 program

TITLE:  Mapping K-16 Connections for Student Success: Information Literacy across the Educational Spectrum

WHO:  Heather Ball and Caroline Fuchs

WHEN: Thursday December 16, 2021, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Zoom link will be shared with all registered participants. The event will not be recorded.

Please register by Tuesday December 14th at the following link:

ACRL National colleagues Heather Ball and Caroline Fuchs discuss the work behind their recent article mapping the commonalities and intersectionalities among the CCSS, the AASL Standards, and the ACRL Framework, based on an examination of the results of the crosswalk developed by the authors. This PD session would be of interest to librarians looking in information literacy along the continuum from K-12 through higher ed.

  • Caroline Fuchs & Heather Ball (2021) “Making connections for student success: Mapping concept commonalities in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, the Common Core State Standards, and the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st-Century Learner”, College & Undergraduate Libraries, DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2021.1905577


Heather Ball is the Critical Pedagogy Librarian for Student Success at St. John’s University, as well as an Assistant Professor. She holds an MLS with a dual certificate in Preservation and Archives from Queens College, as well as an MLitt (University of Glasgow) and Bachelor’s (NYU) in Medieval Studies. She is also currently an information science doctoral student at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research interests and publications span qualitative and quantitative data analysis, assessment measures, information literacy instruction, digitization and encoding of historical manuscripts, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and twelfth-century Britain.

Caroline Fuchs serves as the University Librarian and associate professor at St. John’s University. She is a passionate advocate for providing open and inclusive access to information resources that empower student researchers to engage in the kind of scholarship that allows them to question what they know in order to create new knowledge that will be transformative in nature. She holds an MLS, an M.A. in English and an M.A. in history, and is a Senior Fellow at the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Active in the national library community, she has held key leadership and executive positions in the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and Core. She currently serves on the board of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA).

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Co-chairs, ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee