The ACRL/RBMS-SAA Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (hereafter “Task Force”) is responsible for the development of guidelines (hereafter “Guidelines”) that will provide competency standards for primary source literacy Guidelines will consider and address students’ ability to interpret and analyze primary sources and students’ understanding of and ability to apply effective research skills across multiple disciplines. The Guidelines might also address ethical uses of primary sources, the understanding of legal and social implications of records, the cultivation of historical empathy, the contextualization of documents into broader historical frameworks, and the curiosity and appreciation for the past.
The Guidelines will be submitted for approval by the appropriate standards review committees and executive bodies of SAA and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and ACRL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS). The Task Force will recommend a plan for maintenance and review of the Guidelines at the time the Guidelines are submitted to SAA and ACRL/RBMS for approval.
Public Posts from ALA Connect
- Final Draft of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy now available
- 2017-06-02: Conference Call - Minutes
- Second Draft of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy Available for Comment until May 19
- 2017-05-05: Upcoming Meeting Announcement
- 2017-04-21: Conference Call - Minutes
- 2017-03-24: Conference Call - Minutes
- 2017-02-24: Conference Call - Minutes
- 2017-02-24: Upcoming Meeting Announcement
- 2017-01-13: Conference Call - Minutes
- ALA Midwinter 2017 Meeting Agenda
The committee composition is determined by section leadership.
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