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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

Call for Proposals: ALA Annual Discussion

Do you have interesting and exciting ideas about information literacy instruction that you’d like to share and discuss with others?

If so, then consider submitting a proposal for the ACRL IS Current Issues Discussion Forum.

The Discussion Forum Steering Committee welcomes proposals from individuals interested in convening this discussion in-person at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference located this year in beautiful San Francisco, CA.

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2015
For more information and to submit a proposal online, visit:

Need inspiration? Read the digests of past discussions.
Questions? Contact Veronica Arellano Douglas, Chair, ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee


Session Recording Available!

2015 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion

Couldn't make it to this year's virtual discussion forum? The session recording is now available online, along with the presentation slides, handouts, and discussion digest. Take a moment to learn more about Applying Design Thinking to Information Literacy Instruction with convener Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, Oklahoma State University.

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