ACRL Framework

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA), represents academic libraries including the University of Jamestown’s Raugust Library. In January of 2016, the ACRL adopted the Framework for for Information Literacy in Higher Education.

The ACRL identified the following 6 concepts at central to students’ information literacy:


  • Authority Is Constructed and Contextual

  • Information Creation as a Process

  • Information has Value

  • Research as Inquiry

  • Scholarship as Conversation

  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Raugust Library works to support information literacy in UJ students by aligning teaching and research with the concepts above.


For more information, please visit: Framework for Information Literacy in High Education