Colleges and university libraries in Canada adhere to a Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The Framework fosters the understanding that information literacy is essential to educational reform offering educators and learners opportunities to reach their education potential.  The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information integrity in the context of "extending the arc of learning throughout students’ academic careers. . .  to emphasize dynamism, flexibility, individual growth, and community learning" (Framework, ACRL)

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.


Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration