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Framework for Information Literacy: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

This guide is an introduction to the Framework for Information Literacy and how it can impact our understanding of the information environment.

Reflection Questions

How do we know that someone is an expert? 

What are some indicators of authority? 

Why are some individuals considered authoritative and others are not? 

What might be missing from authoritative sources in your discipline?

Library Resources Relevant to Authority

What expertise does Rudyard Kipling have on Kodak? Is it clear that he is an authority in this ad? 

Are there other authorities who could give more information about Kodak?  


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