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The Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries enhances the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research with respect to information literacy in higher education.

Get Involved in the Instruction Section

With more than 4,000 members from all types of academic libraries, our group represents a wide range of expertise and experience related to instruction and information literacy.

We hope you’ll become a member of IS, if you are not already, and become active in the section as a committee member. The Instruction Section offers an array of professional development opportunities for our members and colleagues. Opportunities include:

  • Presentations at ALA and ACRL Conferences
  • Discussion Group Participation via Online Forums & ALA Connect
  • Standards and Best Practices Development, Access, & Discussion
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Resource Sharing

Consider getting involved in the work of the section by volunteering to serve on a committee or task force. To do so, just fill out the Committee Volunteer Form by the February 28th deadline. Most committee appointments will be made in the spring.

We encourage you to volunteer for our committees, join our lively ALA Connect community, and take advantage of all the ways to engage with ACRL’s Instruction Section and its members! However you choose to participate in the section, you will find excellent opportunities to network with other professionals and to get involved with information literacy initiatives that have a national impact.

To find out more about the Instruction Section, go to our About the Section FAQ page, contact a member of the Membership Committee, or see the list of committees and task forces for committee charges, task force projects, and member rosters. Our members are glad to assist you in pursuing volunteer opportunities that match your interests, goals, and skills.