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Assessing Information Literacy Instruction

Methods librarians can use to assess and improve their teaching.

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On this page you'll find resources to support your work to integrate and apply assessment to your teaching. There are lots of great resources out there, these websites, articles and books are just starting places.

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education replaces the Competency Standards for Information Literacy, reflecting changes in the field and in student engagement with information processes. It provides us with a structure and context through which to approach our curriculum, learning objectives, and instructional practices. The Framework is built upon six core concepts, each with an associated set of knowledge practices and dispositions.

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Check out the links below to learn more about the Framework and how colleagues throughout the field are using it to guide curriculum and instruction.

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