Information literacy is more than knowing how to use library resources. The Association of College & Research Libraries’ “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” encourages collaboration between faculty and librarians throughout all levels of a student’s education. Librarians can help you create meaningful research assignments that take advantage of the resources the library offers and the librarians’ areas of expertise.
We recognize that class time is limited and valuable. Working with a librarian in class demonstrates the significance you place on research and can lead to better student work.
To schedule an instruction session for your class, contact your department's Library Liaison.
Ensure your students get the most out of their research instruction session. These requirements apply to all sessions beyond the "Library Intro."
According to ACRL, 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."
The Framework is organized into six frames (see below), each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions.
Appendix 1 includes recommendations for faculty on using the Framework. Please contact Jennie Callas or your department's library liaison to discuss how you can implement the Framework's conception of information literacy in your work with students.