Happy New Year!

In December, despite the hectic pace of the end of the semester, the Advisory Board reviewed lists of knowledge practices and dispositions that we created throughout the fall.  This review was the next step in our process of defining the elements of information literacy that this new test will assess.

At our meeting on December 19, the Board discussed how the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education can guide our decisions about the behaviors, knowledge, and values we’ll ask students to demonstrate on the test.  Advisory Board members are now working in small groups to further refine our definitions and prepare the guidelines we need to have in place in order to start writing test items in February.

This month we also made a major step forward in the process of selecting a name for the new test.  Watch this space for exciting announcements!

At ALA MidWinter in Chicago we expect to hear that the Framework for IL in Higher Education has been finalized and our Advisory Board members in attendance at the conference will be meeting face to face (some of us for the first time).

We’re looking forward to having a fantastic 2015!  We hope you are, too.

--April