ACRL Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices

In an era where almost anything can be digitally manipulated or "spoofed," from audio to even making visuals that deceive, you need to discern genuine sources from misleading or false sources. Learn about information literacy dispositions, behaviors, and conventions to avoid being duped by manipulative authors.

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What Are the Core Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices of Literate People?

Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices refer to the dispositions and practices academic and professional writers as they strategically locate, evaluate, and use information judiciously.

The ACRL (Association of College and Research Librariees) contends that there are six dispositions or practices you need to survive and thrive in an information ecology:

  1. Authority is Constructed & Contextual
  2. Information Creation as a Process
  3. Information Has Value
  4. Research as Inquiry
  5. Scholarship as a Conversation
  6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

Key Words: Information; Critical Literacy


Source: The Council of Writing Program Administrators

FAQs

What is The ACRL?

The Association of College and Research Libraries is a professional organization that serves librarians and researchers across academic disciplines. They are a division of The American Library Association: https://www.ala.org/acrl/

What is the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education?

The “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” was published by The Association of College and Research Libraries. The Framework theorizes information literacy to be composed of six foundational perspectives or practices:

  1. Authority is Constructed & Contextual
  2. Information Creation as a Process
  3. Information Has Value
  4. Research as Inquiry
  5. Scholarship as a Conversation
  6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

Taken together, these core perspectives, these mindsets, reflect the values, dispositions, and behaviors of scholars – and anyone else engaged in the act of making or meaning or dialoging with others in the pursuit of knowledge. These frameworks reflect the competencies you need to survive and prosper in our information ecology.

To create arguments and texts that others will find to be understandable and authoritative, writers need to engage in these core foundational practices and dispositions.

References

Caulfield, Mike (2019). SIFT (The Four Moves). Hapgood. https://hapgood.us/2019/06/19/sift-the-four-moves/.

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