Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee


To oversee and implement ACRL’s Student Learning Initiative as described in the strategic plan. Work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units to create a comprehensive approach to student learning and information literacy efforts including a) promote and facilitate professional development, publications, research, and advocacy related to information literacy and student learning; b) support the development of the ACRL student learning/information literacy website; and c) monitor and assess  the effectiveness of the ACRL Student Learning Initiative.


Dr. Debra L. Gilchrist (Chair, January 31, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Mrs. Ellysa Stern Cahoy (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Jennifer L. Dorner (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Keith Gresham (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Sarah E. McDaniel (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Stephanie Sterling-Brasley (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Ann Campion Riley (Board Liaison, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)

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  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • One member selected by the Instruction Section Executive Committee (always the Instruction Section past-chair)
  • One member selected by the Communities of Practice Assembly chair
  • One member selected by the Community and Junior College Libraries Section
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee


In 2008, the Information Literacy Coordinating Committee was reconstituted by the ACRL Board as a standing committee from the former Information Literacy Advisory Committee with a coordinating committee structure. In 2013, the committee shifted from a coordinating committee to a standalone committee and is one of ACRL’s three goal-area committees as part of the Plan for Excellence.

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Volunteer applications for ACRL division-level committees are accepted through February 15 for service the following committee term, which begins July 1. Visit for more information and a link to the volunteer form.

Staff Liaison

Mary Jane Petrowski
Associate Director
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2523