The purpose of this project is to create an information literacy rubric by scaffolding ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework, 2016. This rubric creates a common interpretation that RIO will use for the lesson plan repository and future information literacy projects. The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Library Collaborative’s purpose is to promote deep collaboration among the libraries from NCICU schools. The NLC consists of a steering committee to govern it and multiple Affinity Groups that connect librarians with similar professional responsibilities that allow them to collaborate and communicate efficiently. RIO is the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Affinity Group of the NLC.