Taking time to plan

My two management courses shared one common piece of advice: take time to plan.  What does this maxim have to do with information literacy?

The ACRL Framework (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015) acknowledges “the time skills, time, and effort needed to produce knowledge” (Information Has Value: Dispositions section).  If knowledge takes time to create,  wouldn’t that time include the time to organize the information involved?

Most importantly the Framework (ACRL, 2015) describes research as iterative.  How many of us take the time to plan in some situations but still let ourselves get rushed in others?  Speaking for myself I fall into that trap.  When we learn the lesson yet again, we can apply it to yet another situation.


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