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ERIC Number: EJ1089100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Continuing the Conversation: Questions about the "Framework"
Dempsey, Megan E.; Dalal, Heather; Dokus, Lynee R.; Charles, Leslin H.; Scharf, Davida
Communications in Information Literacy, v9 n2 p164-175 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 "Standards" could harmoniously co-exist. We do not have answers to these questions, but we offer our perspectives on how the "Standards" have served academic librarians in the past and on how we envision the "Framework" and the "Standards" working together to further information literacy instruction. Our conclusion is that the "Framework" and the "Standards" serve different purposes and have different intended audiences and are thus both valuable to the profession.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Academic Standards, Models, Advocacy, Organizational Development, Student Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Workplace Literacy, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
Communications in Information Literacy. Director, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Library, Schusterman Center, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135. Tel: 918-660-3222; Fax: 918-660-3215; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.comminfolit.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey