Use ANCIL in your institution

  • It’s a way of thinking about learning

ANCIL aims to help undergraduates develop an advanced, reflective level of information literacy which will enable them not just to find information, but to evaluate, analyse and use academic material independently and judiciously.

Download the curriculum and explanatory notes

  • It’s a framework for evaluating the information skills training and support your students receive

Students’ information needs are complex, and they evolve over the course of their time at university. This means that they need ongoing, ‘scaffolded’ support in developing their information-handling abilities, just as they need ongoing subject teaching.

Use ANCIL tools to map your institution’s existing provision or to carry out a survey of how colleagues support information literacy development.

  • It’s a practical, learner-focused framework

ANCIL divides information literacy into 10 aspects or ‘strands’ which encompass the whole process of study and research. Students need to develop their skills, behaviour and attitudes in each strand in order to perform at their best and become autonomous learners.

Download a lesson plan template and a worksheet for mapping your own provision against the ANCIL framework


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  3. I came to your conference session at the ALDinHE Conference on ANCIL, and really got a lot from the workshop and resources you demonstrated.

    I am intending to use ANCIL here at the University of Brighton as an audit tool with our Library Services, Information Services, Student Services, and Learning Development team in terms of reviewing our Academic Skills provision. Though, having spoken with our Library Services Manager, we may need to re-title the resource as a ‘mapping exercise’ for our staff, to promote their contribution, acknowledge that they have done a lot of this type of work already (albeit in a fragmented way), and enable the best way for them to take ownership. ANCIL really is a great way that we can bring a range of work being done here together, so thank you!

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