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The Association for College and Research Libraries defines information literacy in this way:
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.
Read more about ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and related resources here.
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
The Framework is based on interconnected core concepts with flexible options for implementation and organized into six frames each consisting of a concept central to information literacy.
Key Issues in Teaching and Learning
The annual list from EDUCAUSE includes Digital and Information Literacies: “Identifying and developing... competencies in finding, evaluating, creating, and managing digital information.”
Information Literacy in the Disciplines Guide
Features links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education.
Information Literacy as a Liberal Art
Seminal article on information literacy: "But information literacy should in fact be conceived more broadly as a new liberal art that extends from knowing how to access information to critical reflection on the nature of information itself...and its social, cultural and even philosophical context and impact."
Project Information Literacy
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts national studies on what it is like being a college student in the digital age and how college students find and use information.
Information Literacy Weblog
News and reports about information literacy from around the world.
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