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Information Literacy

A guide for instructors integrating information literacy

Information Literacy:

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 in Higher Education

Frames:

  1. Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  2. Information Creation as a Process
  3. Information Has Value
  4. Research as Inquiry
  5. Scholarship as Conversation
  6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

Online Resources:

Open Access Journals:

  • Communications in Information Literacy: "A peer-reviewed, independently published, and open access journal devoted to advancing research, theory, and practice in the area of information literacy in higher education." 
  • Journal of Information Literacy: “Publishes innovative and challenging research articles and project reports which push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method, and which aim to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday, health, education and workplace contexts." 
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