Building on information needs

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Last year I downsized my work office.  Now I am downsizing my home office.  The project makes another point about info lit.

When I found that the existing shelves did not hold books very well, I adjusted my initial plan to include a bookcase.  To make room for the bookcase I need to haul out some furniture.  That process, in turn, will mean calling my helpers.

The ACRL Information Literacy Framework (2014) describes information seeking as “non-linear and iterative” (p. 10).   I am describing environmental information (the size of my study, the weight of the furniture, etc.), instead of academic information.  Still, information needs change, and one need builds upon previous needs.


Association of College & Research Libraries (2014). Framework for information literacy for higher education: Revised draft.  Retrieved from