May 26, 2022

Research Article: “Framing Fake News: Misinformation and the ACRL Framework” (Preprint)

The following research article (preprint) was recently posted online.


Framing Fake News: Misinformation and the ACRL Framework


Allison Faix
Coastal Carolina University

Amy Fyn
Coastal Carolina University


via portal: Libraries and the Academy Preprint Articles Webpage
Note: Article to be Published in Volume 20, Number 3 of portal.


To address the growing problem of misinformation, librarians often focus on approaches tied to the frame “Authority Is Constructed and Contextual” from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.The Framework, however, encompasses a much wider range of skills, abilities, knowledge practices, and dispositions that can be used to recognize and avoid misinformation in today’s complex media environment. This article does a close reading of the Framework to examine how librarians can apply it more fully when teaching research strategies, especially source evaluation. The authors propose that librarians take a holistic approach to the misinformation problem and promote critical thinking by incorporating concepts and dispositions from every frame in their instruction.

Direct to Full Text Article (preprint)
14 pages; PDF.

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