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Information Literacy

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as "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 ACRL's 2016 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education offers six threshold concepts that encompass information literacy and can help librarians and educators structure outcomes, activities and curricula:

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

Learn more on our Information Literacy Guide:

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Charlotte Gerstein
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Calvin Coolidge Library
Castleton University
178 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735

(802) 468-6409 (office)
(802) 468-1257 (reference desk)
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