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ACRL Information Literacy Framework: Resources

This page will provide you with information and resources regarding the ACRL Framework.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The ACRL Framework is centered around six frames, each frame is centered on a threshold concept that is a component of information literacy: 

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual 
  • Information Creation as a Process 
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry 
  • Scholarship as Conversation 
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration 

Each frame is associated with knowledge practices (abilities and skills developed as a result of understanding the concept) and dispositions (attitudes and behaviors acquired as a result of understanding the concept and knowledge practices).

Instructional Resources at Highline

This information from Highline College will provide you with information and resources regarding the ACRL Framework.

Activities Related to the Framework

The concepts outlined in the Framework require more time to engage with and are most meaningful when applied to specific activities. Below are resources that include activities related to specific frames:

Further Reading

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