Courtesy of Library of Congress
ACRL developed competency standards for IL for higher education which were adopted in 2000. These standards are also what the AAC&U Information Literacy VALUE Rubric uses for assessment. They include these standards:
In January of 2016, the proposed revisions to the standards were adopted by ACRL. They include the following framework:
To facilitate learning and research with the framework, ACRL has created a sandbox.
For a fun way to learn about the framework, Minitex has created a narrative-based learning tool for students called Information Fallout.
If research is the objective and writing a paper isn't essential, try these alternatives!
Veritas is the College's General Education program. It consists of three levels of courses (foundations, conceptions, and integrations) and also has learning outcomes including heritage, scope of learning, personal and social responsibility, integrative and applied learning, and 10 intellectual and foundations skills of which information literacy is one.
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Libraries Association (ALA) and has created standards, frameworks, and practices for Information Literacy (IL). See their web site for more information.
Students are best positioned to become information literate when the teaching faculty member and a librarian work together to create assignments using appropriate research resources, are taught how to effectively and efficiently find and use those resources in their academic work, and know how to cite them ethically.
Librarians would appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and can offer support in the following areas: