ACRL/IS Teaching Methods Committee
To identify and promote effective teaching methods of instruction librarians. The committee researches and reviews new information literacy textbooks for their publication "Teaching and Learning Information Literacy Skills Textbooks" and researches and reads books and articles related to the first-year experience for their "First-Year Experience and Academic Libraries: A Select Annotated Bibliography." The committee promotes and annually updates these publications, and updates the associated "Tips" documents as necessary.
View planning documents such as annual goals, measuring success reports, or annual reports by selecting the appropriate report from the Planning Documents Archive page.
View minutes from committee meetings on ALA Connect.
Committee Members & Contact Information (member login)
Current Projects & Resources
The First-Year Experience and Academic Libraries: A Select, Annotated Bibliography
A listing of the literature on the first-year experience and information literacy instruction. Originally written and compiled by Scott Walter as part of the ACRL First-Year Experience Task Force; now updated annually by the Teaching Methods Committee.
Teaching and Learning Information Literacy Skills: Textbooks for Students and Books for Instruction Librarians
See our listing and reviews of textbooks for students and books for instruction librarians. Updated annually by the Teaching Methods Committee.
Brainstorming Session summaries
The Committee sponsored a series of exciting brainstorming discussion sessions on topics related to teaching methods at ALA conferences, 1994-2006.
Share Your Teaching Tool Kit: Best Practices in Library Instruction
ACRL Instruction Section Midwinter Discussion Forum, co-sponsored by the Teaching Methods Committee and the Education Committee. Held Sunday, January 16, 2000, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Instruction Section Committee Volunteer Form
Use this form to volunteer for any of the Instruction Section committees.