Standards

The ACRL Standards Committee is currently drafting a new version of the Standards.

All students, faculty members, administrators, staff members, or any other members of an institution of higher education are entitled to the library services and resources of that institution, including direct communication with the appropriate library personnel, regardless of where they are physically located in relation to the campus; where they attend class in relation to the institution’s main campus; or the modality by which they take courses. Academic libraries must, therefore, meet the information and research needs of all these constituents, wherever they may be. This principle of access entitlement, as applied to individuals at a distance, is the undergirding and uncompromising conviction of the ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.

https://acrl.libguides.com/pandemic/distance

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

Standards for Distance Learning Library Services (2016)

DLS Standards Worksheet (.xlsx)