Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices

Consider information literacy perspectives to avoid being duped by manipulative authors.

Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices are

  • critical points of view, theoretical lenses, that shape one’s perceptions about consuming and producing information.
  • core competencies associated with identifying, finding, evaluating, applying, and acknowledging information.

The ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) has identified six perspectives, which it calls Frameworks (and, at times Threshold Concepts):

  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
Source: The Council of Writing Program Administrators