acrl framework

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Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to advancing research, theory, and practice in the area of information literacy in higher education.

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The “Framework Spotlight on Scholarship” column is a weekly post series written by Donna Witek highlighting scholarship that uses, builds on, critiques, or responds to the Framework for

Information Literacy Concepts

What do the “information literacy concepts” listed on the assignments mean?

The “information literacy concepts” listed on the assignments refer to five sets of documents. The first document is the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education published in 2000. The following information literacy concepts correspond to standards from this document and are designated as (ACRL No. ) in CORA:


This assignment is designed to help students develop a thoughtful research topic. Students go through a series of steps, questions, and background reading to help them better understand and refine a research topic.

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Since 2013, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Instruction Showcase has offered academic librarians from Illinois the opportunity to share tips, tricks


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