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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Information Creation as a Process

Interconnected concepts and ideas about information, research and scholarship.

FRAMEWORK FOCUS: Information Creation as a Process

   Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences. Research is a unique iterative process, which is reflected in a person's work.
 

Key Sentence: Novice learners begin to recognize the significance of the creation process, leading them to increasingly sophisticated choices when matching information products with their information needs.

Knowledge Practices:

Learners who are developing their information literate abilities

  • articulate the capabilities and constraints of information developed through various creation processes;
  • assess the fit between an information product’s creation process and a particular information need;
  • articulate the traditional and emerging processes of information creation and dissemination in a particular discipline;
  • recognize that information may be perceived differently based on the format in which it is packaged;
  • recognize the implications of information formats that contain static or dynamic information;
  • monitor the value that is placed upon different types of information products in varying contexts;
  • transfer knowledge of capabilities and constraints to new types of information products;
  • develop, in their own creation processes, an understanding that their choices impact the purposes for which the information product will be used and the message it conveys.

We Teach:

  • The information cycle in response to events 
  • The nature of different types of internet sources 
  • Matching the information need with the assignment

Works Cited

Select information on this LibGuide used with permission from https://library.campbell.edu/information-fluency/framework

ACRL Framework

“Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” Association of College and Research Libraries, 11 Jan. 2016, https://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework. Accessed 07 June 2017.