Information Literacy and Student Learning

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ACRL strives to advance equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices and environments for libraries to support student learning. To achieve this, the Association actively works to empower libraries to build sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and responsive information literacy programs, and to collaborate with internal and external partners to expand understanding of the impact of information literacy on student learning.

Student Learning and Information Literacy LibGuide


Maintained by the Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee, these resources will help you advocate for, develop, and apply information literacy instruction and programming, to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community.

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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education


ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond.

Take a deeper dive into the Framework and advance your skills in information literacy instruction with the below resources. You can also browse other ACRL information literacy and instruction-related documents on our Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks page.


Get training in using the ACRL Framework for your library or organization with our new virtual workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework.

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Discover ways to use the Framework in instructional settings, as well as share your own activities and teaching resources related to the Framework, with ACRL's Framework Sandbox.

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Information Literacy and Student Learning Publications

Edited by Maggie Murphy, Stephanie Beene, Katie Greer, Sara Schumacher, and Dana Statton Thompson

ACRL publishes a wide variety of titles related to information literacy and student learning. Browse a selection of titles above, and visit our publications catalog for complete details on ACRL books.

Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

ACRL's work in student learning and information literacy is primarily carried out by the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Learn more about SLILC.