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:

  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”

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. (Accessed March 31, 2015)