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Threshold concepts are increasingly inescapable at library conferences and in general information literacy discourse, and this visibility will likely only increase as they figure so prominently in the Association of College and Research Libraries inchoate Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Nevertheless, very little has been done to critically consider the wider intellectual ramifications of certain assumptions fundamental to their manifestation in library/information literacy instruction. This paper is an initial attempt to promote such discussions.
threshold concepts, information literacy, information fluency, ACRL framework, ACRL standards
Repository citation: Morgan, Patrick K., "Pausing at the Threshold" (2015). Faculty Publications. Paper 1258.
Published in: portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 15, Issue 1, Winter January 1, 2015. Copyright © 2015 Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.