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Information Literacy Impact Framework

Ryan, Bruce; Cruickshank, Peter; Milosheva, Marina



This paper presents findings from a scoping review of academic literature reporting on information literacy (IL) impact. It is intended to deliver considerations towards a framework for impactful IL interventions, including development of parameters to guide impact assessments. The study employed a systematic review methodology combining automatic and manual filtering elements. From an initial set of 6177 candidates, a longlist (170 items) for possible inclusion in the detailed review was developed and classified in three dimensions: geography, context and method of study. From this, a final sample of 26 items was evaluated, resulting in the identification of eight key components of impactful IL interventions. A dominance of research in the education and library context carried out in Europe is noted.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL2023)
Start Date Oct 9, 2023
End Date Oct 12, 2023
Acceptance Date Jul 31, 2023
Online Publication Date Feb 1, 2024
Deposit Date May 17, 2023
Publicly Available Date Feb 2, 2025
Publisher Springer
Pages 15-27
Series Number Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
Series ISSN 1865-0937
Book Title ECIL2023
ISBN 978-3-031-52997-9
Keywords information literacy, impact, evaluation framework, success factors
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