Professional Activity

This section of the web site provides numerous resources for professionals who are currently active in Information Literacy as well as those who would like to start a program or simply learn more about how our colleagues bring the standards of Information Literacy into their own institutions.

ACRL Initiatives
Find out about ACRL's programs in Professional Development, Assessment, Instructional Development, and Partnerships

Advocate for IL
Important points to consider when speaking out about libraries and about information literacy.

Consultants for Subject-Specific Information Literacy Standards
Information Literacy Consultants work with ACRL units in the creation of discipline-specific information literacy standards that complement the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Electronic Lists
Find out how to join listservs and newsgroups populated by others interested in information literacy.

Grants [this section in the process of being updated - June 2011]
Information about grants that are available to support information literacy initiatives.

Institute for Information Literacy
Home of the Institute, with information on its annual immersion program; best practice strategies for developing information literacy programs; and the Institute's Community Partnerships program for academic, school, and public libraries.

Instruction Section
The Instruction Section of the ACRL enhances the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research with respect to information literacy in higher education. The Instruction Section maintains and develops this site.

Peer Consultants and Speakers Directory
The Directory is intended to help librarians and others find information literacy consultants and speakers. An individual’s inclusion in the directory is voluntary and does not represent an endorsement of the speaker/consultant by ACRL or ALA.