Encouraging feedback from diverse stakeholders on draft Framework

ACRL recognized early on that the effect of any changes to the ILCSHE would be significant, both within the library profession and in higher education more broadly. Knowing this, we sought out a Visiting Program Officer to work on communication outside the library profession, outreach to higher education associations and accreditors, and raising awareness/among non-librarians. Kate Ganski was selected for this role and worked with the task force to identify key communication channels and draft ancillary materials to communicate about the proposed Framework. She was instrumental in helping ACRL reach far outside of our own association.

When the revised June draft Framework was ready and the press release was issued, we again reached out to librarians via our range of communication channels. Additionally, we contacted nearly 60 researchers who cited the ILCSHE in publications outside library and information science literature, asking them to notify people in their organizations/networks of the opportunity to provide feedback. We contacted more than 70 deans, associate deans, directors or chairs of library and information science schools asking them to encourage feedback from LIS faculty and students, particularly those with an interest in information literacy/instruction. And we sent email messages to specific staff leaders (and press or communications contacts) at more than 70 other higher education associations, accrediting agencies and library associations and consortia asking them to encourage members of their organizations and networks to read and comment on the draft. Sometimes these messages were sent by ACRL staff who may have relationships with these groups already. Other times ACRL member leaders, such as ACRL liaisons, reached out to their contacts at other organizations. We asked individuals at the following 70 organizations to share the revised June draft Framework and encourage members of their networks to provide feedback:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • American Council on Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for General and Liberal Studies
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of College Honor Societies
  • Association of Institutional Researchers
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
  • Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • California Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Center for the Study of Higher Education, Penn State
  • Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
  • College Reading and Learning Association
  • College Student Educators International
  • Community College Student Survey on Engagement
  • Conference College Communication & Composition
  • Consortium on Financing Higher Education
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
  • Council of Higher Education Management Associations
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Educational Testing Services
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • Greater Western Library Alliance
  • Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
  • Higher Education Research Institute
  • International Federation of Libraries Association
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • International Writing Centers Association
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • League for Innovation in the Community College
  • Lumina Foundation
  • Lyrasis
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Modern Languages Association
  • National Association of Developmental Education
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National Education Association
  • National Forum on Information Literacy
  • National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • National Student Survey on Engagement
  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – the Higher Learning Commission
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • OCLC
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
  • Project Information Literacy
  • Project SAILS
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Southern California Instruction Librarians
  • Teaching, Learning and Technology Group
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *