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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Overview

ACRL Framework For Information Literacy For Higher Education Document. Jan.. 2016

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". (Taken from the ACARL Framework for Information Literacy Document available online at )

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
The  Frame
work for Information Literacy for Higher Education was adopted by the ACRL in January 2016 as a new approach to teaching information literacy. 

The Framework is organized into:-

Each frame consist of  one threshold concept  that is central to Information Literacy. These are the abilities or skills that the learner develops as a result of understanding the concept. The attitude and behaviors that are cultivated as a result of understanding the concepts and acquiring the practices. 

Professional Development

Teaching Threshold Concepts in Information Literacy: applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. 

March 10, 2016.  Professional Development. 

Threshold Concepts


Professional development session that Introduces the new ACRL Framework and provides an opportunity for discussion about pedagogy and the application  of the framework to current library instruction. 







The Activities

This tutorial contains the activities that were completed in the Professional Development session. 

The Presentation.
The session was held for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library Faculty  March 10th 2016. 

The Framework Details


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