The Framework is based on a cluster of interconnected core concepts, with flexible options for implementation, rather than on a set of standards or learning outcomes, or any prescriptive enumeration of skills. At the heart of this Framework are conceptual understandings that organize many other concepts and ideas about information, research, and scholarship into a coherent whole. The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically:
The Standards documents below can help you zero in on the specific information literacy skills that you want your students to learn. Consider selecting 3-5 information literacy learning outcomes and then design assignments that facilitate students' achievement of those outcomes.