Instruction Section


Enhances the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching, and research with respect to information literacy in higher education.
The official IS committee rosters are listed below.


Benjamin M. Oberdick (Chair, July 1, 2025, to June 30, 2026)
Mrs. Kirsten Feist (Past-Chair, July 1, 2025, to June 30, 2026)
Chelsea M. Heinbach (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Melissa Nicole Mallon (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Maya Hobscheid (Archivist, July 1, 2025, to June 30, 2026)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2025. Last retrieved on 04/22/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.



As of August 2023, IS had 3,059 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership. 


The Instruction Section was established in 1977.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association