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Accreditation Agencies

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
CUNY’s accrediting body. 
Information Literacy and Accreditation Agencies (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Reviews the presence of information literacy in various accreditation standards.

Information Literacy Standards — Middle States

Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education
Middle States’ standards for accreditation, revised 2011. They require information literacy embedded and assessed in the higher education curriculum. See standards 11 and 12 in particular.
Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum
A publication from Middle States offering guidelines and specific suggestions for integrating information literacy throughout the curriculum.  Download the executive summary. Of particular use: “Profile of an Information Literate Student,” a list of student learning outcomes (p. 8), and Learning Goals across Academic Levels, a rubric for information literacy assessment (pp. 11-12).

Information Literacy Framework and Standards

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
The Framework was filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015. Download the Framework as a .pdf)

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
These standards were reviewed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas. These standards were also endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004). A  PDF of this document is available.

Information Literacy Standards in the Disciplines

ACRL maintains guidelines, standards, and frameworks by topic area, including information literacy and instruction guidelines, standards, and frameworks by discipline.

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