Members of ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force appreciate all the comments they’ve received so far on the first part of the initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. They continue to make progress and are on track to release the second part of this initial draft in early April. It will include additional threshold concepts and sample scenarios. You can read more about their work in a recent interim report to the ACRL Board, which will be discussed at the spring executive committee meeting on April 2, 2014.
We encourage you to provide feedback on both parts of the initial draft by 5pm Central on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, via an online form. Additionally, you can share your perspective on the initial draft during one of these upcoming online open forums:
- Friday, April 4, 2014, 11am Pacific/12pm Mountain/1pm Central/2pm Eastern
- Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8am Pacific/9am Mountain/10am Central/11am Eastern
Register to attend one of these free events by noon the day prior as login details will be emailed the afternoon prior to forum date. Links to the recorded forums will be posted afterwards on the task force website. Each session is limited to 500 attendees.
A second, revised draft of the Framework, incorporating comments received on the initial draft and including additional elements, will be released in June 2014, followed by hearings at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas and online. The initial draft Framework, along with additional information and questions to guide the review and feedback process, is available on the task force website.