Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)

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LIRT offers the perfect opportunity to meet others interested in instruction and get involved in library instruction issues at the national level...

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Explore webinars hosted by LIRT committees on topics that are of interest to instruction librarians.

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LIRT represents those who provide instruction from all types of libraries: public, special, school, and academic.

About Library Instruction Round Table

Founding Purpose and Mission:

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) was founded in 1977. LIRT empowers librarians, from all types of libraries, to become better teachers through sharing best practices, leadership and professional development, and networking.

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