Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
The Framework is structured around a set of six interconnected concepts, or frames. These frames reflect the core concepts of information literacy for higher education:
Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) has developed a series of VALUE Rubrics that correspond to key learning outcomes for college students. The Information Literacy VALUE Rubric provides another framework for evaluating and discussing student learning.