Library professional organizations for years had defined information literacy as a set of sequential standards used to identify need, access information, evaluate critically, integrate effectively, and use information ethically and legally.
Over the past two years, the library profession has been working to update this definition. What has resulted is the new Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. This is a cluster of "conceptual understandings that organize many other concepts and ideas about information, research, and scholarship into a coherent whole." Here are the six frames:
Developing the conceptual understandings of the Framework is necessary in ensuring students meet Butler University student learning outcomes.
Butler Libraries adheres to the standards and guidelines developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries: