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Information Literacy Interest Group: IL Framework


Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

To join the conversation about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, share your thoughts on the Information Literacy Interest Group email discussion group (see Home page of this guide).




Beilin, I. (February 25, 2015). Beyond the threshold : Conformity, resistance and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Burgess, C. (2015). Teaching students, not standards: The new ACRL information literacy framework and threshold crossing for instructionsPartnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(1).

Carncross, M. (2015). Redeveloping a course with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: From skills to processCollege & Research Libraries News, 76,(5), 248-273.

Dempsey, P. R., & Jagman, H. (2016). “I felt like such a freshman”: First-year students crossing the library thresholdportal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(1), 89-107.

Jacobson, T. E., & Craig Gibson, C. (2015). First thoughts on implementing the framework for information literacyCommunications in Information Literacy 9(2),102-110.

Townsend, L., Brunetti, K., & Hofer, A. R. (2011). Threshold concepts and information literacyportal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(3), 853-869.




Harmeyer, D., & Baskin, J. J. (2018). Implementing the information literacy framework: A practical guide for librariansLanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

McClure, R., In Purdy, J. P. (2016). The future scholar: Researching and teaching the frameworks for writing and information literacy. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

McClure, R., & Kramer, M. (2016). Rewired: Research-writing partnerships in a frameworks state of mind. Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit

Companion Document and other resources from ACRL

Librarians who work with teacher education faculty and students are the primary audience for this guide. However, it contains other useful information of use to all librarians who teach information literacy.

New Literacies Alliances