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In the Library with the Lead Pipe

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How does the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education function in relation to the information literacy standards used with students in K-12 schools and how does it inform academic librarians’ pedagogical strategies? While these documents are strongly related, there are large differences in their theoretical approach to information literacy, which are revealed in their definitions, treatment of dispositions, and approach to measurement. This leaves gaps in instructional approaches and student learning. Understanding these differences enables librarians in higher education to leverage the Framework to teach all students and fill in instructional gaps, regardless of how much information literacy instruction they have received in the past.


The article "From the AASL Standards to the ACRL Framework: Higher Education Shifts in Pedagogical Strategies" is licensed under a CC Attribution 4.0 License. This article was originally published by In the Library with the Lead Pipe on September 6th, 2017. The original article can be found here.