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Information Literacy Instruction

Work with a Librarian

 CMU instruction librarians can help develop research instruction for your course assignments and goals

Project Information Literacy

Nonprofit institute that “conducts ongoing, scholarly research about how young adults conceptualize and carry out information tasks in the digital age.”  Much of PIL research considers college students and/or recent graduates. 

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

Adopted by the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Framework includes 6 Threshold Concepts:

Research as InquirySearching as Strategic ExplorationInformation Creation as a Process

Information Has ValueScholarship as ConversationAuthority is Constructed and Contextual

Within the Framework, each threshold concept is accompanied by recommended knowledge practices and dispositions.

Discipline-based Standards and Guidelines for Information Literacy

Information Literacy in the Disciplines - A guide to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education

Information Literacy Activities, Assignments, and Curricula


ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox

A platform and repository for sharing Framework materials