Information Literacy Standards Committee


Oversees the development of discipline-specific information literacy standards, including soliciting and selecting Information Literacy Consultants, providing guidance for groups developing standards, reviewing drafts, and updating documentation related to the process. This committee is responsible for the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education document, which includes proposing a process to the ACRL Board for how that document should be revised.


Jeanne R. Davidson (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Ted Mulvey (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Russell S. Abell (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Tabatha Farney (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Donna Witek (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Julie Ann Garrison (Board Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)

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  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Chair serves as ex-officio on the ACRL Standards Committee
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee


The Information Literacy Standards Committee was established by the ACRL Board in 2008 as a standing  committee as part of the new Information Literacy Coordinating Committee structure.

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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