ACRL launches new Information Literacy Web site

Contact: Stephanie Orphan

ACRL Web Developer


For Immediate Release

November 14, 2003

ACRL launches new Information Literacy Web site

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has launched its redesigned Information Literacy Web site The new user-friendly site is an excellent resource for information literacy and important ACRL initiatives. The site includes: ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy, which showcases ACRL's Best Practices and Immersion programs; a toolkit for the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, links to bibliographies, examples of information literacy in action and research and advocacy resources from the ACRL Instruction Section.

The Information Literacy Web will be maintained by the Instruction Section of ACRL, and provides a valuable gateway to information literacy resources for librarians, teaching faculty and administrators. In addition to finding the latest news and learning the basics of information literacy, visitors can read about programs implemented at other institutions in the "Resources & Ideas" section, where practicing librarians and teachers are asked to share their work.

For more information regarding ACRL's Information Literacy Web site please contact Stephanie Orphan, ACRL Web Developer, 312 280- 2511, or

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.