Friday, June 14, 2013
ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (“the Standards”) were first adopted in 2000. Since then the Standards have become one of the most essential documents, related to the emergence of information literacy as a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education.
Now the Standards should be extensively revised by a new task force including non-librarians from university departments, higher education organizations, and an accreditor.
The aim is to
"Update the Information literacy competency standards for higher education so that they reflect the current thinking on such things as the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the changing global higher education and learning environment, the shift from information literacy to information fluency, and the expanding definition of information literacy to include multiple literacies, e.g., transliteracy, media literacy, digital literacy, etc."