Association of Research Libraries
Research Library Issues 290 — 2017
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) deﬁned
information literacy as the ability to “recognize when information
is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use eﬀectively
the needed information” in their Information Literacy Competency
Standards for Higher Education (Chicago: ACRL, 2000), http://www.
Martha Kyrillidou, Shaneka Morris, and Gary Roebuck, comps.
and eds., ARL Statistics 2013–2014, “Personnel and Public Services:
Summary Data,” (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries,
ACRL, Information Literacy Competency Standards.
ACRL, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
(Chicago: ACRL, 2015), http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/
For a very useful summary, see Megan Oakleaf, “The Library’s
Contribution to Student Learning: Inspirations and Aspirations,”
College & Research Libraries 76, no. 3 (March 2015): 353–358, http://crl.
The survey instrument, summary, and full results can be found on the
Cornell University Library Assessment & Communication website at
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