Source: Implementing the Framework
In 2000, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The standards stated that:
An information literate individual is able to:
In 2015, ACRL revised these standards into the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to reflect the changing nature of information and higher education over the last 15 years. Students are now more involved with creating knowledge and understanding the complexities of information.
The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are:
The new Framework does not necessarily replace the older Standards, but can work alongside them. The concepts of both the Standards and Framework are the guiding principles for Information Literacy instruction at Polk State College.