P15. Applying the New Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to Library Instruction
On February 2, 2015 the ACRL Board introduced “The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education”, a collection of six core concepts providing a far more complex and theoretical understanding of the nature of information and research than has previously been recognized. These concepts, in brief, are: Authority Is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as a Process, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation, Searching as Strategic Exploration. While providing a philosophically rich foundation for information literacy, questions remain about how these concepts can be applied to information literacy programs currently being offered. Discussion is going on regarding this topic. My poster presentation would define these six core concepts, and provide documentation on how they have been received in the academic community. Finally, I will offer a selection of ideas on how the framework can be applied to the information literacy programs offered in the College library setting.