Resources for Addressing Information Literacy as Part of Institutional Accreditation

Institutional accreditation can seem daunting, but becoming involved in your school’s accreditation process is a great way to demonstrate how information literacy initiatives support institutional student learning outcomes. If you’ve ever tried to find a library self-study or institutional report, you know that locating these documents can be challenging and time consuming.

To solve this problem, the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee has collected a set of resources and examples to aid librarians in documenting and reporting their information literacy work for inclusion in self-study reports that serve as the basis for accreditation (and re-accreditation).

Resources are grouped by regional accreditation agency, and include links to accreditation documents submitted by various institutions and, in some cases, contact information for individuals who are willing to answer library-related accreditation questions. By providing examples and support, we hope to inspire instruction librarians to use the accreditation process to showcase the alignment of library and institutional missions.

Please help the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee expand this collection of resources. If you have documentation to contribute or would like to be listed as a resource, please contact Sharon Holderman at