Adopt a Common Language: Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Librarians, like teaching faculty, aspire to teach students to find, interpret, and produce information that is valued in academia. Together, we can do so by exposing students to six frames of understanding in the first-year, major, capstone, and graduate courses that you teach. Those frames are:
Scholarship as Conversation
Research matures over time and through sustained discourse amongst researchers.
Information Creation as a Process
Research is a unique iterative process, which is reflected in a person's work.
Information Has Value
Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information gathering and distribution.
Research as Inquiry
Each question in the research process builds on the previous one and paves way for the next.
Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information is judged in part based on its creator’s credibility and is applied in context.