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Student Learning and Information Literacy

Committee Charge

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.

Projects


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, Liz Galoozis (2018-2019).

2018-2019 Work Plan

Charge:

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.

Objectives:

  • Empower libraries to build sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and responsive information literacy programs.

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to expand understanding of the impact of information literacy on student learning.

Activities & Project Teams:​​​

  • Assessment of Student Learning
    • Support libraries in effectively assessing student learning, and in engaging in conversations about the implications of assessment initiatives.
  • Conference Program Planning
    • Work in tandem with other groups to develop SLILC-sponsored programming and events for Annual and Midwinter Conferences and potentially for the biannual ACRL Conference.
  • Curricular Design and Sustainability
    • Create resources and programming to support connections to and sustainable information literacy integration with curricula and curricular initiatives at individual institutions. (e.g., through curriculum mapping, resources for communication, etc.).
  • Discoverability of Committee Resources
    • Restructure the committee’s web presence, create a plan for maintaining its resources, and evaluate existing resources for inclusiveness.
  • Framework Resources
    • Support and sustain established resources (sandbox, discussion list, column, toolkit, news) for engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Professional Development for Student Learning and Information Literacy
    • Support and sustain professional development for librarians around student learning and information literacy through: ACRL Roadshows (e.g. Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy, Engaging with the Framework); connection with existing professional development programs (e.g., Immersion); and creation of web-based learning opportunities (e.g. webinars and e-courses). This team also supports the development of new resources to support and promote professional learning about issues and trends related to the student learning and information literacy.
  • Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education
    • Create and/or strengthen relationships with other higher education associations and standards, including institutional accreditation bodies, and provide resources for librarians to benefit from these relationships.