Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ACRL Promotes Teaching and Learning. (News Fronts ALA)

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ACRL Promotes Teaching and Learning. (News Fronts ALA)

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is committed to learning, teaching, and recognizing the contributions of academic librarians. Through a media campaign in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ACRL promotes the vitality and value of academic librarians and members to serve the information needs of their communities.

With the success of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, issued in 2000, the next step was assessing the state of information literacy programs in academic libraries. In collaboration with the American Association of Higher Education, ACRL implemented a National Information Literacy Survey in 2001. The results show that institutions are searching for guidance on implementing information literacy programs. Complete results are available at www.ala.org/acrl/nils.

Harvard Leadership

The ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute, August 4-9, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been designed to help academic librarians increase their capacity to lead and manage. It will focus on information strategies for the changing higher education environment. For more information, visit www.ala.org/acrl/confhp.

Assessing Student Learning

With funding from an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, ACRL launched Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Information Literacy Programs: Training Academic Librarians. The project, involving 23 institutions, provides support for academic librarians and faculty to design, implement, and evaluate tools for assessing student learning. …

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