New & Approved!

  • The ACRL Board of Directors approved a revised and updated version of the association’s Standards for Distance and Online Learning Library Services at its February 17, 2023, virtual meeting. Developed by the DOLS Standards Committee, the revised Standards are intended for anyone who is involved in providing services to distance and online learning communities. The document provides a means to foster cross-departmental communication and improve advocacy, and offers a roadmap for strategic planning.

“All distance and online members of an institution of higher education are entitled to the library services, resources, and collections of that institution. This founding principle applies to all public, private, profit, and non-profit academic institutions and it is the underlying and uncompromising basis for the Standards of Distance and Online Learning Library Services.”

These documents are the current ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.

Standards for Distance Learning Library Services

DLS Standards Worksheet (.xlsx)

  • Please make a copy to edit the worksheet.