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Information Literacy Instruction Toolkit

This guide provides resources, tips and support for Mines instructional librarians

Other Standards

Sometimes a frame from the ACRL Framework is not the most appropriate standard to base a lesson or collection of lessons on.  Other standards, especially related to Scholarly Communications, may align better to the instructor goals and learning outcomes for the class.

Scholarly Communications Standards

There is some overlap between scholarly communications related competencies and information literacy competencies.  These frameworks provide additional criteria and guidance for scholarly communications topics:

ABET Criterion 3.7

Information Literacy instruction at Mines is most closely aligned to ABET criterion 3.7:

Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


As described in the FAQs for EAC C3 and C5 Criteria Changes:

"Student Outcome #7 requires that students be able to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. The ABET Industrial Advisory Council indicated that it is important for students to take responsibility for their own learning. There are many ways a student can demonstrate this ability. For example, students could engage in such activities as identifying needed information for a project, examining sources for the information, determining an appropriate source and applying the information."


For more information on ABET Criteria 3.7 see: