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Information Literacy Resources for Faculty

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

-ACRL, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Getting Started

This guide is designed to provide resources for disciplinary faculty to understand information literacy in higher education classrooms.  Here, you can find:

  • the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
  • reflective questions about IL in disciplinary contexts
  • the IL rubric for assessment at Adelphi University
  • information literacy resources available at Adelphi University Libraries.

Framework for Information Literacy Basics

The Framework, adopted by ACRL in 2016, replaces the earlier Information Literacy Competency Standards.  The Standards were a useful document that delineated a clear space for information literacy, but they were a product of pedagogical thinking of the late 1990s.  The Framework modernizes the concept of information literacy and provides a new context for thinking about teaching research skills.

Resources for learning more about the Framework: