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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

This is the libguide version of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as laid out by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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​Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015. Adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016.

Introduction
Frames

These six frames are presented alphabetically and do not suggest a particular sequence in which they must be learned.

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration

Appendix 1: Implementing the Framework

Suggestions on How to Use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Introduction for Faculty and Administrators
For Faculty: How to Use the Framework
For Administrators: How to Support the Framework

Appendix 2: Background of the Framework Development

Appendix 3: Sources for Further Reading