The ACRL Framework Sandbox

Sand play
By Kristina Walter (Mit herzlichem Dank an Sabine Beckmann im Stephansstift Hannover, die für die Fotos freundlicherweise ihr Therapiematerial zur Verfügung stellte.) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
One of the greatest strengths of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is its big-picture orientation (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015, Introduction section).  One of its greatest challenges is its big-picture orientation.  How can the frames play out in the real classroom?  At last the Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox (ACRL, 2016) can help address this question.

I invite you to explore the Sandbox.  Since the Sandbox is new, I also invite you to explore the Plattsburgh Tip Sheet (Heller-Ross, 2004).  The Tip Sheet predates the Framework, yet still contains information literacy assignment ideas


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015).  Framework for information literacy for higher education.  Retrieved from ACRL website:

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox. Retrieved from

Heller-Ross, H. (2004). Reinforcing information and technology literature: The Plattsburgh Tip Sheet. College & Research Libraries News, 65(6), 321-325. Retrieved from

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