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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. 

Association of College and Research Libraries (2016)

Digital literacy is the ability to aggregate, analyze, synthesize, and communicate data using technology tools and sources.

(Stafford, 2015). 

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically:

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

Scholarship on Information Literacy

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An Information Literate Person

American Library Association (2018) Information literacy competency standards for higher education.

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Digital Literacy

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Digital Citizenship

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