Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 7, No 2 (2013)

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The New ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards: Revising Reception

Benjamin R. Harris


The publication of educational standards inspires a variety of responses---from wholesale acceptance and deployment to criticism and blame. The author of this paper contends that the revision of the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education must be accompanied by a critical, conscious, and conscientious reception by librarians and information literacy advocates.

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