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Student Learning and Information Literacy

ACRL Framework

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, adopted January 11, 2016 by the ACRL Board, is ACRL's guiding document on information literacy. The resources on this page are aimed at helping librarians to use and implement the Framework in student learning.

ACRL Framework Sandbox

The ACRL Framework Sandbox: is accepting contributions!

The Sandbox is a place of discovery and sharing of information literacy resources related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This openly accessible platform and repository provides opportunities for collaboration and innovation in approaches to the Framework, both in the classroom and for professional development.

Searching is freely available to everyone – you don’t need a login to start searching. To contribute your Framework-related materials, create a contributor account.

Newest features of the Sandbox:

  • Download count – for each of your contributed resources in the Sandbox, you can see how many times the resource has been downloaded
  • Share button on resources – allows the user to share the URL of the resource to social media platforms and email

Jump into the Sandbox to share and learn from others!

–Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board

ACRL Framework 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.

ACRL Roadshows

ACRL offers a variety of traveling workshops that can be brought upon request to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Led by expert presenters, these one-day immersive workshops are designed to engage participants and help academic librarians strengthen competencies in multiple areas of concentration. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at or (312) 280-2521 to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.