In 2001 the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL
) published the Standards of Information Competency for Higher Education (Association of College and Research Libraries Institute for Information Literacy, 2000), the results of many years of labor by instruction librarians--the ACRL
category of teaching librarians.
recommends that information literacy be taught within problem-based learning courses, where students are "required to become skilled users of information sources in many locations and formats, thereby increasing their responsibility for their own learning" (5).
The Web site for the ACRL
Institute for Information Literacy can be found at http://www.
PAC reaffirmed its endorsements given in the May primary to the following candidates:
Conference-goers could take full advantage of Portland highlights, including local craft beer samples passed out by vendors in the exhibit hall and dozens of food trucks that pulled up alongside the Oregon Convention Center specifically for the ACRL
, Lessig focused on three areas: corruption in America, Net Neutrality, and open access (OA).
is a division of the American Library Association.
The handouts include: (1) a brief bibliography; (2) a survey of LIS (Library and Information Science) program BI (Bibliographic Instruction) courses from the ACRL
(Association of College and Research Libraries) Instruction Section Education Committee; (3) a brief description of the LIS programs with BI courses in New York State; and (4) a sample syllabus for a BI course from the University at Buffalo (New York) that includes a course description, assignments, relevant Web sites, topics covered in each session, and bibliography.
"Guidelines for Extended Campus Library Services" (Association of College and Research Libraries, 1990) emerged from the belief that most libraries were not offering support for their distance education programs (Kascus, 1994).
is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals.
, LITA, PLA, and RUSA are divisions of the ALA.
recently announced the recipients of several awards.