A new star in the info lit sky

Map of the constellation Andromeda

By Orthogaffe at fr.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Looxix at fr.wikipedia. [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) , from Wikimedia Commons

The Association of College & Research Libraries (2015) has added the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to its “constellation of information literacy documents (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework).”  It is not meant to be prescriptive (Introduction, para. 2), nor is it replacing the Standards.  As a constellation of stars guides navigation, these documents can guide our discussions of research.

I invite you to read the Framework.  Then let your liaison librarian know what you think of it.  What aspects of it are useful?  Where are the Standards (2000) more useful?  How can each shed light on research and learning?


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000).  Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Chicago, IL: Author.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015).  Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website : http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework