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Library Instruction & Information Literacy: Mapping the Framework

Information Literacy at Castleton

Mapping the Framework at Castleton

Castleton's librarians have taken the 6 threshold concepts of the ACRL's 2016 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and broken them into 13 information literacy topics, defining each topic with inquiries and mapping those topics to the Framework concepts. See our growing suite of librarian-developed activities covering these 13 topics at http://libguides.castleton.edu/integinfolit.  These activities can be delivered by librarians or faculty.

Topic

Topic Inquiry

Framework Concepts

Information Creation

What is information? How is it created?

Information Creation as a Process

Value of Information

What is the value of information? How is it useful?

Information Has Value

Information & Scholarship 

What is scholarship?  How is information used in scholarship?

Information Has Value; Scholarship as Conversation; Research as Inquiry

Authority

What is authority?  Why does authority matter?

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual

Source Credibility

What is credibility?  What makes a source credible?  What makes a source useful?

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual; Information Has Value

Integrating Sources

What is the value of incorporating the work of others into our own work?  How can we accurately represent the sources that we use?

Information Has Value; Information Creation as a Process; Scholarship as Conversation

Ethical use of Sources

What are the ethics associated with using information? How can we ethically incorporate the work of others into our own work? 

Information Has Value; Scholarship as Conversation

Research as Inquiry

Why do we do research? What role does curiosity play in research?

Research as Inquiry

Searching as Strategic Exploration

How do we find information?  How can we adapt our research strategies to different environments and research questions?

Research as Inquiry; Searching as Strategic Exploration; Information Has Value

Types of Sources

Who produces information?  How is that information shared?  How can we best use different types and formats of information?

Information Creation as a Process; Scholarship as Conversation

Locating Sources

Where do we find information?  How do we gather what we find? 

Research as Inquiry; Searching as Strategic Exploration;

Scholarship as conversation

What is the value to scholars of sharing information?  How can we share our own work? 

Scholarship as Conversation

Locating sources in the discipline and profession

How is information shared in a particular discipline or profession?  How do we locate this information?

Searching as Strategic Exploration