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Framing Information Literacy Webcast Series

May 15, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

Many librarians struggle with the best methods, activities, and practices for teaching information literacy. Developing learning outcomes and activities, overcoming student and faculty apathy toward information literacy instruction, and meeting instruction and institutional goals can be difficult if you’re feeling overwhelmed with instructional jargon, or uncertain in your teaching due […]

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

March 22, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved a revision of the association’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). SLHE, adopted in 2004 and previously revised in 2011, is designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning […]

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Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

March 15, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved new Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by a joint ACRL/ RBMS and Society of American Archivists (SAA) task force,  the new guidelines articulate the range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively use primary sources and are applicable in multiple primary […]

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Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

November 14, 2017 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved new Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries. In order to support increasing demands on archival repositories and special collections libraries to demonstrate the value they provide their constituencies, archivists and special collections librarians have become […]

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit Launches

June 16, 2017 David Free 0

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board (FAB) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit is intended as a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted by both individuals and groups in order to […]

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Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians

June 1, 2017 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Director has approved Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians, a revision of the association’s 2007 ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. Authored by the Standards and Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Revision Task Force, the shift in focus in 2015 from the ACRL Information Literacy […]