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Information Literacy Framework

A guide for academic staff

information literacy framework

Never has it been more important to ensure that our students are information-savvy – not just for successful study in the new ENABLE environment, but as confident graduates in society and the workplace.

This framework aims to make it easy for module teams to integrate information and study skills into learning outcomes. Use it during ADAPT workshops with your Academic Subject Librarian to embed these competencies into your module in new and creative ways.

Help your students learn how to discover, access, interpret, analyse, manage, create, communicate, store and share information in a legal and ethical way*.

* From the Chartered Institute of Information Professionals brochure CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018, page 3: https://infolit.org.uk/ILdefinitionCILIP2018.pdf

There are three stages of information literacy:

  • Finding information
  • Evaluating Information
  • Managing Information 

Within each stage there are three levels:

  • Introductory
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Click on the relevant stage to view the sources available to help the students achieve each level:

Finding information

managing information

Evaluating information