Current Task Forces

The task force will engage in the following activities including but not limited to:
Explore a wide range of virtual tools for professional development including consulting with the Distance Learning Section; Examine the current leadership and committee structure to look for opportunities to better serve the membership; Search for new avenues for in-person and virtual social connections; Update the Instruction Section website and policy language to reflect the work of an all virtual section; Promote transparency and aid the decision-making process by consulting IS members as well as leaders within and outside the field to solicit ideas and feedback; communicate updates via the ILI-L listserv; Write a two part report: recommendations for re-envisioning the section (Year 1) and a final report including implementation and assessment plans (Year 2) shared widely with ACRL so others may benefit from the work of the task force.

Building Virtual Community Brainstorming Sessions

Please join the ACRL Instruction Section’s Building Virtual Community Task Force for live brainstorming sessions on IS’s transition to an all-virtual section. Here is our schedule with discussion topics; see below for webinar access info.

May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM CST
— Virtual tools for professional development
— New avenues for in-person and virtual social connections

May 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM CST
— Structure of IS leadership and committees
— IS website and policy language

The sessions will consist of presentations and live audience participation and discussion, and will form the basis of the task force’s first annual report.

If you can’t make the sessions, please catch the recordings (links will be posted on ALA Connect and announced on ILI), and add your perspective using the Feedback Form at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Access info for both Zoom Meetings:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

PRIMO Criteria Revision Task Force

The PRIMO Criteria Revision Task Force will review and update the PRIMO selection criteria. The task force will submit revised criteria to the Executive Committee by ALA Midwinter (2017). The task force will also work with the PRIMO database developer to implement any necessary changes to the PRIMO database as a result of the changes.