“ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” moves forward another step…

The ACRL Board of Directors met on Saturday, January 31, 2015, to discuss the proposed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This agenda item was coupled with an open microphone session. We were very pleased that about 60 guests were present for this conversation, 12 of whom opted to speak with the Board during open mic. Comments continued to be thoughtful, thought provoking, impassioned and very helpful.  Many thanks colleagues, for your full participation through a variety of options for giving input.

The Board met again on Monday, February 2, 2015, to take action. Following careful consideration of the comments and perspectives contributed by librarians over many months, the Board engaged in thoughtful discussion about the role of the Framework and the existing Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, the expectations of the membership, and how best to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of stakeholders while at the same time moving the profession forward in its thinking about information literacy.

The Board voted to recognize the excellent work of the Task Force in producing a document that will forge new directions in information literacy research and practice, and, in accordance with parliamentary procedure, we took the official action of ‘filing’ the Framework document in order to foster its intended flexibility and potential. This positive action allows the Framework to move forward as a dynamic, living document that can be changed in the future without needing a vote and full Board approval. In plain English, this means that we have accepted the Framework and it will assume its place among the constellation of documents used by information literacy practitioners.

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