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Information Literacy: E.A.S.E. of Information Literacy Cycle

The process for achieving information literacy, in accordance with the ACRL framework, is iterative and must be applied throughout the entirety of a student’s development. As shown in the figure bellow, the Information Literacy Cycle involves four steps – explore, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate – bracketed by iterative feedback loops. Implementation of this Information literacy process requires tailored application for each school, program, and student tier: freshman through senior and graduate levels. This includes incorporation in all appropriate syllabi and integration across programs.