DeSales University                                                        TREXLER LIBRARY

Library Instruction

This guide provides assistance for faculty members who want to include library research tools in their courses.

Meet the Librarians

Library Director




Debbie Malone Library Director   (610)282-1100 ext. 1253


Loretta Ulincy   Public Services Librarian (610)282-1100 ext. 1346

Michele Mrazik Public Services Librarian   (610)282-1100 ext.1612

Katie Manwiller  Public Services Librarian   (610)282-1100 ext. 1443


What is the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education?



In 2016, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to meet the current informational climate.  This new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education focuses on six threshold concepts, ideals to serve as "passageways or portals to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing within that discipline."

"This new approach to teaching and learning can show that collaboration - within and across disciplines- can lead to uncovering enduring understandings that lead to deep learning and the emergence of students as creators of information, not just consumers. To complete this learning circle, faculty can look to librarians as partners in the academic mission."  from Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Executive Summary.


Frameworks for Information Literacy in Higher Education Big Questions


Information Literacy Frames and Big Questions

Information Literacy Frames and Sample Learning Outcomes

Information Literacy Frames and Sample Learning Outcomes


Students with a documented disability who require alternative format media may contact Disability Services (Dooling Hall, Room B19,, or x1239)