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Library Instruction

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

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