Skip to main content

Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Home

When & Where

Sultan Qaboos University

Muscat, Oman

January 9, 2017

9am - 12pm


Past Events

Library Ground Floor Conference Room (LIB 011) 
American University of Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
pril 23, 2015

New York University Abu Dhabi - Saadiyat Island Campus
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

January 14-15, 2015

Event Details

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has recently adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework emphasize threshold concepts and this workshop will familiarize participants with threshold concepts as a general learning theory, along with their development and application in the subject discipline of information literacy. Participants will have the opportunity to consider strengths, weaknesses and implications of the new framework and its relevance and utility to their own teaching contexts. Learning will take place through discussion and peer exchange, facilitated group work, and presentations. 

#thresholdconcepts #iln


Monday, 9 January 
Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 9:00 am - 12:00pm

9:00: Welcome and introduction to threshold concepts and revised ACRL framework

10:15 Lesson planning with the revised framework

11:20 Round-table discussion and closing remarks

Information Literacy Network, Gulf Region

For more information about the Information Literacy Network of the Gulf or this workshop, please contact us at:

Workshop Facilitators

Alicia Salaz, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University


Meggan Houlihan, First-Year Experience and Instruction Librarian at New York University Abu Dhabi