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Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

Special Event

"Teaching with the Framework from the Ground Up"

Saturday, June 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ALA Annual Conference, Hilton Chicago, Buckingham Room



Have questions and ideas about teaching with the Framework? In this interactive discussion you will learn ways that you can use the Frames to teach first year students, transfer and nontraditional students, upper level and graduate students. Ideas for lesson plans will be shared Discussion points will be compiled and shared with participants.

No Cost: Included with full conference registration--this is an open discussion forum!

Questions? Contact Rhonda Huisman (SLILC Chair), or Jill Shoemaker (session facilitator)


To oversee and implement ACRL’s Student Learning Initiative as described in the strategic plan. Work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units to create a comprehensive approach to student learning and information literacy efforts including a) promote and facilitate professional development, publications, research, and advocacy related to information literacy and student learning; b) support the development of the ACRL student learning/information literacy website; and c) monitor and assess the effectiveness of the ACRL Student Learning Initiative.


The ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) is one of the four goal-area committees that work with the ACRL Board as part of the ACRL Plan for Excellence.

SLILC meets in-person at Midwinter and Annual conferences as well as several virtual meetings per year. The committee is broken down into several project teams that work on special projects as determined by the work plan submitted to the ACRL Board each summer and is tied directly to the strategic plan. 

If you have suggestions or questions about SLILC, please contact the current chair, Rhonda Huisman (2016-2017). 

2016-2017 Themes, Projects, and Objectives

  • Framework Support
    • Collaborate and support the ACRL Visiting Program officer and the Framework Advisory Board (FAB) in various projects throughout the year, including hiring curriculum designers, creating programs, implementing the Framework Sandbox, and other professional opportunities.
  • Global Perspectives on Information Literacy
    • This is a multi-year project to create and publish a white paper (publish in 2017) on multiple and diverse perspectives on information literacy and the role of the librarian from around the world; this team will bring together experts through a panel at ACRL as well as other opportunities to engage in discussion and collaboration.
  • Information Literacy and Scholarly Communications Intersections
    • In collaboration with the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, they will work together to assist in the planning, design, and support of professional curriculum facilitators for an Intersections Roadshow.
  • Programmatic Approaches to Information Literacy
    • Investigate and capitalize on opportunities for connecting information literacy to service learning, undergraduate research, high-impact practices, and other co-curricular activities and partnerships in higher education.
  • Strategic Partnerships and Accreditation
    • Provide access to resources in community colleges, colleges, and universities preparing to document and report information literacy initiatives as part of an institutional accreditation process; foster partnerships that ensure broadening influence of information literacy. Projects include professional development and documentation on the SLILC Libguide and featured publication through ACRL.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Build capacity and provide support for instruction librarians to engage in the practice of instructional and curricular design, professional teaching practices, and pedagogical research; collaborate with relevant ACRL sections and committees to host professional development opportunities, and publish with ACRL (spring, 2018).


Contact Maryam Fakouri for more information!


Phone: 312.369.7905