Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)

About Library Instruction Round Table

Founding Purpose and Mission:

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) was founded in 1977. Its purpose is to advocate library instruction and information literacy as a part of lifelong learning. LIRT supports librarians engaged in library instruction and information literacy in all types of libraries.

Our goals:

  • To increase professional and public awareness of the need for library instruction and information literacy.
     
  • To encourage the development of American Library Association policy promoting library instruction and information literacy.
     
  • To assist library practitioners in the development, improvement, and promotion of library instruction and information literacy activities.
     
  • To broaden the base of LIRT membership by attracting members from all types of libraries, and to encourage active involvement of LIRT members in the organization.
     
  • To create programming that appeals to instruction librarians from all types of libraries.
     
  • To provide opportunities in which librarians from all types of libraries can share ideas about library instruction and information literacy.
     
  • To encourage the networking of professional library instruction and information literacy groups.
     
  • To encourage library schools to include education for library instruction and information literacy in their curricula.
     
  • To maintain an organizational structure that enables the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Library Instruction Round Table.

Staff Liaison

Lorelle Swader
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Voice: 800.545.2433 x4282 or 312.280.4282
Email: lswader@ala.org