Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Episode 15: IL Standards

The regular crew goes in-depth with information literacy standards. They declare the ACRL standards dead and look at other possible models for SUNYLA and how collaborating with the K-12 community in these efforts is needed.

Download episode 15 (mp3: 49:52 min)

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Music attribution: Dancing On My Bed (The Pleasure Kills) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0


  1. Just found this: IFLA's Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy (June 2012):

    Excerpt: "Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a prerequisite for the sustainable development of open, plural, inclusive and participatory knowledge societies, and the civic institutions, organizations, communities and individuals which comprise these societies."

  2. Great show. I thought ACRL just revised their standards, so I'm confused. Also--it is overwhelming to me to consider adding a whole new bag of skills to teach students (transliteracy). It occurs to me that some of those skills are computer literacy skills. Anyways, lots of food for thought, thanks.

  3. Hi juliec, thanks for you comment. ACRL hasn't revised their standards yet. What they did do was form committee whose charge was to discuss whether or not they should revise the standards. The result was yes, they should be revised. They actually used the word "rescinded" suggesting that they felt the current standards needed to be revoked completely and that a whole new set of standards should be formed from scratch.