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Seeber, Kevin P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The development of the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy" has sparked an immense amount of conversation among academic librarians, though the profession is still far from consensus with regards to if, when, or how the document should be implemented. This essay argues that despite debates over various points within the text, the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Academic Standards
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Pagowsky, Nicole – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Library instruction continues to evolve. Regardless of the myriad and conflicting opinions academic librarians have about the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy," the debates and the document itself have engendered greater discourse surrounding how and why librarians teach. The "Framework" provides an additional push…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Library Instruction, Library Associations, Academic Standards
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Jacobson, Trudi E.; Gibson, Craig – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Following the action of the ACRL Board in February 2015 in accepting the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" as one of the "constellation of documents" that promote and guide information literacy instruction and program development, discussion in the library community continues about steps in implementing…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Academic Libraries
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Houtman, Eveline – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The new ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" brings a new emphasis into our instruction on student metacognition and dispositions. In this article I introduce self-regulated learning, a related concept from the field of education; it encompasses metacognition, emotions, motivations and behaviors. I discuss how…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Independent Study, Metacognition
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Dempsey, Megan E.; Dalal, Heather; Dokus, Lynee R.; Charles, Leslin H.; Scharf, Davida – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
This essay raises questions about the future of information literacy in higher education, given the prevalence of the "Information Literacy Competency Standards" in the library profession for the past 15 years, and the heated debate that took place regarding whether the "Framework for Information Literacy" and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Ianuzzi, Patricia Anne – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In 1999, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) convened a national task force to draft Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL has recently launched a revision to those standards. The original standards were influential because they helped advance a national need in higher education at the time: a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Associations, National Standards, Educational Change
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The current "ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Review Task Force" presents information literacy practitioners with an engaging intellectual endeavor: how might these standards be revised, rethought, re-envisioned? Regardless of what the review yields, the process is an excellent opportunity for us to think broadly and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Change, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards
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Banks, Marcus – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Academic librarians should expand our understanding of what counts as an authoritative resource, and be unafraid to challenge long-established wisdom in this domain. Wikipedia is far from perfect, but neither is the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia is updated daily, while the Britannica is no longer printed. If we cling to the Britannica as a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Higher Education, Academic Libraries
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Cordell, Rosanne Marie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Digital literacy is a more recent concept than information literacy and can relate to multiple categories of library users in multiple types of libraries. Determining the relationship between information literacy and digital literacy is essential before revision of the ACRL "Standards" can proceed.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Administration, Standards, Media Literacy
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Hofer, Amy R.; Brunetti, Korey; Townsend, Lori – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Thirteen years after being adopted, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" are due for a retrofit. The current "Standards" do not account for the post-Google information landscape in which a blizzard of emerging technologies and unprecedented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts, Review (Reexamination), Information Literacy
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
ACRL and other academic librarians are currently re-examining the tough questions of learning, literacy, and education--and the librarians' role in addressing these issues. They can use AASL's learning standards as one springboard for thought, particularly in terms of articulating learning. The result is a developmentally appropriate set of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern; Gibson, Craig; Jacobson, Trudi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The first PA Forward Information Literacy Summit was held in State College at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. This summit brought together K-12 and academic librarians from Pennsylvania to discuss current issues in information literacy. This text is a transcript of a discussion between Ellysa…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations