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American Association of School Librarians
The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field. AASL works to ensure that all members of the school library media field collaborate to: provide leadership in the total education program, participate as active partners in the teaching/learning process, connect learners with ideas and information, and prepare students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and the use of information technologies.

Association for Educational Communications & Technology
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

The California Clearinghouse for Library Instruction (CCLI) facilitates the sharing of information about library instruction.

The mission of EDUCAUSE is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

IFLA Information Literacy Section
Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (formerly the Round Table on User Education). Focuses on all aspects of user education including information literacy, learning styles, the use of computers, networked resources, and media in the development of instructional programmes, distance education, and the training of librarians in user education.

Instruction Section
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.

LIRT - Library Instruction Round Table
A roundtable of the American Library Association advocating library instruction as a means for developing competent library and information use as a part of lifelong learning. LIRT membership represents all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) committed to this goal.

LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
An educational clearinghouse for materials used in library instruction.

National Forum on Information Literacy
Through its member organizations, the Forum examines the role of information in our lives and integrates information literacy into their programs.

sCIL (formerly CCLI South)
The Southern California Instruction Librarians organization, or SCIL (pronounced "skill"), is dedicated to providing continuing education and discussion opportunities for library professionals from all types of institutions.

SIMILE A new online journal
The aim of Simile is to provide a venue for scholarly articles which will bridge the subject
areas of bibliographic instruction, information literacy, and media literacy.

TLT Group: Teaching and Learning and Technology
The TLT Group's mission is to motivate and enable institutions and individuals to improve teaching and learning with technology, while helping them cope with continual change.


Resource Pages

Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians
A companion statement to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, written by a Task Force of the Instruction Section and approved by the ACRL Board in January 2001.

Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy
A document written by the ACRL Instruction Section Research and Scholarship Committee that outlines important research questions related to instruction programs in academic libraries and poses questions in order to encourage research in four main areas.

PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database
PRIMO promote and shares selected peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians for a variety of instructional audiences.

S.O.S. for Information Literacy
A "virtual idea factory" for K-16 (K-12 and college) educators integrating teaching tips, lesson plans, and information literacy-focused multimedia.

Share Your Teaching Tool Kit: Best Practices in Library Instruction
A Discussion Forum held in San Antonio in 2001, sponsored by the Teaching Methods and Education Committees of the ACRL Instruction Section.

Information Literacy Community Partnerships Toolkit
An initiative of ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy and one of ALA President Nancy Kranich's initiatives for her 2000 - 2001 presidential term. The overall goal of the effort is to build information literacy community partnerships. These partnerships will bring together librarians from school, academic, public and special libraries and community members/organizations to help prepare the public to utilize information efficiently and effectively.

Instruction Section: Annual Conference Programs, 1978-Present
Includes a number of programs of direct relevance to Information Literacy, including the 2001program "Partners in Progress: Using Campus Partnerships to Promote Information Literacy."

Library Instruction Courses Offered by ALA-Accredited Library Schools
A list of programs in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Think Tank III
A series of live, online events developed by ACRL's Instruction Section which took place in October and November of 1999. Think Tank III brought together a small group of librarians and educational technologists from around the country to present papers on critical information literacy issues and reflect on the future direction of library instruction in higher education.