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.

Key Words: Information; Critical Literacy

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

  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

In SIFT (The Four Moves), Mike Caulfield blogs about four critical literary perspectives: Stop, Investigate, Find, Trace.

  1. Stop
  2. Investigate the Source
  3. Find trusted coverage
  4. Trace claims, quotes, and media back to the original context

Works Cited

Caulfield, Mike (2019). SIFT (The Four Moves). Hapgood.