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These standards were reviewed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas. These standards were also endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004)
SCF Library Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy
In order to assess information literacy teaching and learning, the SCF Library has established this set of Student Learning Outcomes.These are applied by SCF Librarians across multiple instructional formats, face-to-face and online.
ACRL Framework & Dearing Assessment
In 2018-2019, the Academic Assessment Committee and Academic Assessment Work Group at SCF proposed a reorganization of the structure for assessment in the College, with the goal of creating a unified system for organizing and reporting assessment across all programs.
This new organization is based on a super-structure according to four Dearing Categories.
In order to align library instruction with the new system, the SCF Librarians created a crosswalk between the academic libraries' assessment rubric (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education) and the new structure of Dearing Categories.
A potential alignment between these two frameworks is explained in the following document:
To learn more about the Framework, and how it can be implemented, please visit our Framework page.
In 2015, the Association of College & Research Libraries established a new Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. The Framework includes six core concepts, or frames, also known as “threshold” concepts. These concepts act as gateways to understanding information literacy. The six frames are: