School Libraries Worldwide
The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the American Association for School Libraries (AASL), two major divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), both recently released new guidelines. These documents form the basis for information literacy and library skills instruction for PK-20 education. In this study, we explored the alignment between these documents to identify the continuum of knowledge and skill expectations as well as the dispositional attributes toward information literacy that learners are presented. Our findings identified where the content of the ACRL Framework and AASL Standards Framework for Learners documents is strongly aligned as well as the gaps in the teaching and learning continuum. These findings suggest areas for ongoing development in practical application for both PK-12 school librarians and academic librarians who provide information literacy instruction in colleges and universities.
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Original Publication Citation
E., Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2019). The information literacy continuum: Mapping the ACRL framework to the AASL school library standards. School Libraries Worldwide, 25(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.29173/slw8232
Burns, Elizabeth; Gross, Melissa; and Latham, Don, "The Information Literacy Continuum: Mapping the ACRL Framework to the AASL School Library Standards" (2019). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 320.