Welcome to ACRL Instruction Section! The Instruction Section is a community that seeks to help you improve your teaching and research related to information literacy.

What is IS?

The Instruction Section (IS) is one of the 15 sections within ACRL.

ALA organization chart depicts ALA at the top, divided into Divisions, Round Tables, Chapters, and Affiliates. ACRL is one of eleven Divisions. Within ACRL there are Chapter, Committees, Interest Groups, Sections, and Tasks Forces. The Instruction section is one of the 15 ACRL sections.

ALA Organization Chart Image created by Kathryn Houk is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Do you have questions about IS and its structure, getting involved, or our resources? To learn more, watch our most recent online orientation to help familiarize yourself with the Instruction Section! 

Join IS

In order to join IS, you have to be a member of both ALA and ACRL. ALA membership rates and ACRL membership rates vary as your career progresses, including student and early career options. When you pay for your ACRL membership, you can sign up for IS as one of your two free sections. Go to the Join ALA webpage and input your email address to begin the process of becoming a member, and the screens will walk you through your options for joining ACRL and IS.

Get Connected

There are a number of ways to get connected with other members of IS.


Resources such as the popular Selected List of Journals on Teaching & Learning, Multilingual Glossary for Today’s Library User, and Peer-Reviewed Instruction Materials Online (PRIMO) are available to help you in your teaching practice. More pedagogy and technology resources can be found under the Instruction Tools & Resources tab.

Want to dive deeper? Find professional development opportunities, including library instruction courses offered by accredited library schools.

If you are a student looking for resources and opportunities or are interested in becoming more involved, check out ACRL’s page for student members