"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." - ACRL. (2015). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from ACRL website http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
Working with Librarians
Many librarians have deep expertise in information literacy, and are well versed in addressing information literacy through teaching, programming, consultation, and course-integrated foci such as workshops, curriculum development, and assignment design.
Contact the librarians at your institution. They will be able to point you in the right direction to discuss opportunities for addressing various information literacy needs.
This page contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education. The resources listed were identified by contacting accrediting agencies, conducting literature reviews, and searching the web. Suggestions for additional materials that meet the "criteria" for inclusion are welcome. The web site and criteria will be revised and updated by the "Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee" of the ACRL Instruction Section.
We have just released a revised draft of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education ( http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archfroives/8911) and I need your help in reaching out to the most appropriate contacts at the association to which you are liaisons.
Please adapt as appropriate the message below and send to your contacts asking them to help spread the word within their associations. Or, if you can post directly to the most appropriate email lists for committees, discussion groups, etc. for your target organization, please post your own announcement asking for members to read and comment on the new Framework.
I’m writing to you today about the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, first adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000. This document has become an essential document related to the emergence of information literacy as a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education. The ACRL Board of Directors has appointed a task force to significantly revise the standards in order to address the changing information climate and information needs of students.
We recently announced that a draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is available for your review and feedback. While we have promoted this to academic librarians through our channels, information literacy is a campus wide concern, and we want to be sure we reach the widest possible audience, including higher education stakeholders.
As you are able, help us promote this on your lists/newsletters/blog/social media outlets. Feel free to copy and paste the full press release, or amend if you think there is better language to use in communicating with your members so they see the connection to their issues and work.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you questions or concerns. I appreciate your helping us spread the word on this important work of ACRL.
“Seeing the world through adult eyes: The ACRL Framework and continuing education students” by Carrie Ludovico (C&RL News, May 2017)
“’Scholarship as Conversation’: Introducing students to research in nonprofit studies” by Kathy Shields and Christine Cugliari (C&RL News, March 2017)
“Sharing the ACRL Framework with faculty: Opening campus conversations” by Troy Swanson (C&RL News, January 2017)
“Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries” by Heidi Julien, Melissa Gross, and Don Latham (C&RL preprint, accepted January 2017)
“Becoming gardeners: Seeding local curricula with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy” by Donna Witek (C&RL News, November 2016)
“Turning inward: Reading the Framework through the six frames” by Emily Drabinski (C&RL News, September 2016)
“Facing the frames: Using the Framework as a guide for a credit-bearing information literacy course” by Zoe Fisher (C&RL News, July/August 2016)
Implementing the ACRL Framework: Reflections from the field by Don Latham, Melissa Gross, & Heidi Julien (College & Research Libraries, April 2019)