The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has recently adopted the newly developed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015). The Framework seeks to address some of the limitations of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) and offers a revised and expanded definition of information literacy:
“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.”
The Mount A Libraries Information Literacy pages will soon be revised to reflect the transition from the ACRL Standards to the new Framework.
Librarians strive to assist students in increasing their information literacy skills. Most commonly, this is through in-class presentations in courses. However, for students who want to learn more on their own, the library offers a number of guides designed for self-directed learning. Students are also always welcome to talk to a librarian, either at the research help desk or by making a one-on-one appointment.
Additional guides are available on the Research Tips page.