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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit was initially launched in 2017 by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board to support professional use and understanding of the Framework.

The Framework Toolkit is intended as a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted by both individuals and groups in order to foster understanding and use of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

You can dip into these materials on your own, set a regular time to explore them with a colleague, schedule a brown bag session with a group, or choose another approach that suits your needs. All materials that are prepared for and directly part of the toolkit are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (CC-BY-NC) license.

Want to hear what other librarians think about the Framework? Take a look at the ACRL's Spotlight on Scholarship series.

Looking for lesson plans and instructional materials to use in your classroom? Check out the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox.

You can use the Toolkit resources in a variety of ways: for your individual professional development needs; to form a community of practice with your colleagues around the Framework and information literacy; and to develop workshops and professional development opportunities in your libraries and also for local, regional, and state-level events and conferences.

All materials that are prepared for and directly part of the toolkit are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (CC-BY-NC) license.

Modules are designed to be adapted and tailored to the needs of the audience. You are free to pick and choose among the modules and the content; don’t feel that you have to start at the beginning and work through all the activities.  

The Toolkit is designed for librarians. Its content and resources provide entry to different aspects of the Framework, allowing you to work through questions and situations you may face as you integrate the Framework into your teaching practice and institutional context.

Each module has these component parts:

  • Brief Introduction
  • Essential Questions
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Active Learning Resources, which include
    • Guided Reading Activity
    • Discussion Prompts
    • Activities
    • Key Concepts
    • Key Readings
    • Handouts

This is a list of Framework-related resources published or sponsored by ACRL.

Books

Articles

Webinars

ACRL 2017 Conference Slidecasts

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