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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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.


  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


Framework Crib Sheet by Lisa Campbell

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox: Librarian submitted resources (lesson plans, handouts, activities, etc.).

ACRL Framework Listserv: Librarians discussing all things framework.

23 Framework Things: Self-paced program encourages participants to read, reflect, and respond to prompts and big questions surrounding the implementation of the Framework at their institutions.

Books at UF:

Framing information literacy : teaching grounded in theory, pedagogy, and practice 

Disciplinary applications of information literacy threshold concepts

Teaching information literacy reframed : 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners

Teaching information literacy threshold concepts : lesson plans for librarians

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