The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of information literacy as a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education. While they are currently in force, during 2013-14 an ACRL task force is extensively revising them. In fall 2013, the task force held three online open forums (recordings and ppt available) to inform constituents about the composition of the group, the direction it is taking in revising the standards, and, most importantly, for participants to share their input, reactions, and questions.
The task force heard so much valuable feedback during the online open forums that they’re taking more time to craft a robust draft for public review and comment. Learn more about the future of the standards on the task force website, and read their most recent interim report to the ACRL Board with request extend their timeline. If you’ll be at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, PA, you can attend an update forum on Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 10:30am to 11:30am at the Loews Hotel, Commonwealth A-D to learn more about the progress of the task force. We anticipate a draft will be released for public comment in mid February 2014.