The Association for College and Research Libraries has released the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education1 “which is based on a cluster of interconnected core concepts … [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:
- Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
- Information Creation as a Process
- Information Has Value
- Research as Inquiry
- Scholarship as Conversation
- Searching as Strategic Exploration”
The Framework updates Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education which was published in 2000. The Framework reflects expanding notions of information literacy and offers a flexible approach designed for a rapidly changing higher education landscape.
1 “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education”, American Library Association, February 9, 2015.
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework (Accessed March 31, 2015)