Connected concepts


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ACRL (2014) has just released a third draft of its Information Literacy Framework.  I’m still studying it.  Overall, though, I like the emphasis on connected habits of mind (p. 1) over isolated skills.

Let’s take the frame Information Creation as a Process, for instance.  There we read about the value placed on information formats depending upon the context (p. 6).  One of the other frames happens to be Information has Value (p. 8).  Yet another frame notes that Authority is Constructed and Contextual (p. 4).  In short the frames inform each other.

I plan to write more about the Framework in the coming semester.  In the meantime we librarians are here for you as this semester winds down.


Association of College & Research Libraries (2014). Framework for information literacy for higher education: Draft 3.  Retrieved from