Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks - Alphabetical List

 

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Academic Freedom, ACRL Statement on (June 2022)

Academic Librarians Without Faculty Status, ACRL Standards for (April 2021)

Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, ALA-RBMS/SAA Guidelines on (January 2020)

Access Services Librarianship, A Framework for (PDF - April 2020)

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Librarians, A Standard for (April 2021)

Assessment Librarians and Coordinators, Proficiencies for (January 2017)

Certification & Licensing of Academic Librarians, Statement on the (April 2018)

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline (January 2019)

Collective Bargaining, Guideline on (June 2008)

Competencies for Special Collections Professionals (March 2017)

Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework (PDF - August 2022; joint document with ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services; the Association of Research Libraries; and the Public Library Association)

Curriculum Materials Centers, Guidelines for (January 2009)

Distance Learning Library Services, Standards for (June 2016)

Faculty Status of College and University Librarians, Joint Statement on (April 2018)

Faculty Status for Academic Librarians, Standards for (April 2021)

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (filed February 2015, approved January 2016)

    Companion Documents to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education:

The Framework for Visual Literacy in Higher Education, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF) (April 2022) 

Impactful Scholarship and Metrics, ACRL Framework for (PDF) (November 2020)

Information Literacy Instruction, Objectives for: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians (Jan. 2001)

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing (October 2013)

Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students (January 2008) 

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology (June 2006) 
      Chinese Translation (PDF)
      Farsi Translation (PDF)

Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education (PDF) (May 2011)

Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries, Guidelines for (October 2011)

Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (June 1999)

Journalism, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF) (April 2022)

Interlibrary And Exhibition Loan Of Special Collections Materials, ACRL/RBMS Guidelines For (January 2012)  

Libraries in Higher Education, Standards for (February 2018)

Media Resources in Academic Libraries, Guidelines for (June 2018)

Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians, ACRL Policy Statement (April 2019)

Politics, Policy, and International Relations, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF) (June 2021)

Preparation of Policies on Library Access, Guidelines for the (Dec. 1992)
Originally prepared by the ACRL Access Policy Guidelines Task Force December, 1992, these Guidelines were rescinded on October 27, 2006 at the Executive Committee meeting in Chicago. They have been superseded by the 2005 ALA Guidelines, available here.

Primary Source Literacy, Guidelines for (PDF) (February 2018)

Psychology Information Literacy Standards (June 2010)

Recruiting Academic Librarians, Guidelines for (June 2017)

Research Competencies in Writing and Literature, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF) (November 2021)

Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians (April 2017)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF) (August 2022)

Security and Theft in Special Collections, Guidelines Regarding (January 2019)

Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections, Guidelines on the, (June 2016)

Social Work, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (June 2021)

Sociology, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (PDF) (January 2022)

Special Collections Librarians, ACRL Code of Ethics for (PDF) (June 2020)

Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries, Guidelines for (PDF) (April 2019)

Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries (PDF) (October 2017)

Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Librarians, Statement on the (April 2018)

University Library Services to Undergraduate Students, Guidelines for (October 2013)

Women's and Gender Studies, Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (June 2021)