The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently in the process of revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to meet the current informational climate. This new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education focuses on six threshold concepts, ideals to serve as "passageways or portals to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing within that discipline."
This LibGuide will bring together the latest information on the Framework, as well as shared material from PALNI member libraries in using the existing Standards and developing Framework.
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
In earlier drafts of the Framework, Information literacy was defined as a spectrum of abilities, practices, and habits of mind that extends and deepens learning through engagement with the information ecosystem. It includes