Microsoft Word – Doc 13.1 IL Standards Recommendation 6-2-2012.docx.pdf

    • Grounded in the scholarly literature and professional experience, members of the Task Force believe that the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education should not be reapproved as they exist but should be extensively revised

    • The Standards] also [extend] the work of the American Association of School Librarians Task Force on Information Literacy Standards, thereby providing higher education an opportunity to articulate its information literacy competencies with those of K-12 so that a continuum of expectations develops for students at all levels.

    • however, changes in technology, scholarly communication, and the information life cycle have contributed to the changing face of information literacy in higher education.

    • college students are tasked with navigating a much wider world of information than ever before—online and in print. Students are not only information users, they are information creators, contributing online content that lives outside the print format, and may take the shape of videos, podcasts or other online multimedia works.

    • Helping students become information literate is more critical than ever before

    • The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) released in October 2007 the Standards for the 21st Century Learner.[ii] These standards replace the AASL and Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning, published in 1998.[iii]

    • The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed. Information literacy has progressed from the simple definition of using reference resources to find information. Multiple literacies, including digital, visual, textual, and technological, have now joined information literacy as crucial skills for this century.

    • 2008 the Center for Media Literacy published the second edition of Literacy for the 21st Century: An Overview and Orientation Guide to Media Literacy Education thatexpanded and redefined media literacy, stating that it provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms – from print to video to the Internet.

    • October 2011, ACRL approved the Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

    • meant to complement the Information Literacy Competency Standards

    • Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy

    • we see information literacy as the essential framework that informs and unifies additional literacy types.

    • The Standards must move beyond an implicit focus on format , Information literacy is not just about learning text (print) literacy, visual literacy, or digital literacy in isolation from each other, but about the interactions between all these literacies (formats).

    • 6. The Standards must address the role of the student as content creator.

    • ACRL AC12 Doc 13.1 6 7. The Standards must address the role of the student as contentcurator.

    • provide continuity with the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner.

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