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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

The Instruction Section is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop at ALA Annual, for the first time in many years. See below for details and visit the website for additional information.

Reflective Teaching: Self-evaluation to assess and improve your teaching practice

Friday, June 26, 1-4 pm

Workshop leaders: Wendy Holliday and Anne-Marie Deitering

Reflection is a central component of effective teaching practice and successful student learning. But reflection can sometimes seem fuzzy, without purpose, and lack connection to larger program goals. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn techniques and strategies for more structured and intentional reflection. Participants will learn how to identify, articulate, and diagnose teaching and learning “problems” that they encounter in the classroom, analyze their role as a teacher in that situation, and then apply techniques of reflective practice to address those learning problems and improve student learning. Participants will also explore collaborative reflective practices in order to build reflective practice into their instruction programs.


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.