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Resources for faculty on information literacy, library instruction and other library services.

ACRL Information Literacy Framework

In January of 2016 the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically:

  1. Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  2. Information Creation as a Process
  3. Information Has Value
  4. Research as Inquiry
  5. Scholarship as Conversation
  6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

For a summary of each frame, please explore the following infographics by Bucknell University