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The Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries enhances the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research with respect to information literacy in higher education.

Become active by joining the Instruction Section!

Opportunities include:

  • Presentations at ALA and ACRL national conferences,
  • Discussion Groups,
  • Standards and Best Practices,
  • Networking opportunities,
  • Resource Sharing


Discussion Forum in Las Vegas: Slides Available!

We are pleased so many of you were able to join us for Thinking Like a First Year Student: Academic Librarians' Changing Educational Roles at ALA in Las Vegas. Attendees at this year’s ACRL IS Discussion Forum enjoyed a lively discussion about student abilities, institutional support for instruction, and the new IL framework.

Our conveners, Beth Tumbleson, Jessica Long, and John Burke, have have shared their presentation slides, which link to the discussion forum notes as well as a mind map of the discussion: Whether you were able to join us in person or not, you can access these, along with the reports we discussed and some supporting documentation, from the ACRL IS Discussion Forum Digest page.

Thank you for your interest in the ACRL IS Discussion Forum at ALA Annual Conference. We hope to see you at future IS discussion fora as well!

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