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Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee: Disciplinary Standards up for Revision

Resources and information for ACRL groups in the process of updating or creating companion documents.

Standards Being Revised/Companion Documents Being Created

Anthropology and Sociology Section Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Information Literacy Standards  2021 Krystal M. Lewis and Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Caitlin Plovnick
Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Communication Studies Committee Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals 2022 Megan Blauvelt Heuer Ana Corral
Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Instruction for Educators Committee Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education 2022 Robin Ewing Annah Hackett
Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Psychology Committee Psychology Information Literacy Standards June 2015 Emily Swensen Darwoski, Jordan S. Sly Rebeca Peacock
Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Social Work Committee new 2021 Sarah Johnson, 2019-2020 Caitlin Plovnick
Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education February 2020 N/A N/A
Instruction Section Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy Approved January 2019

Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Chair. 2019-2020

Elana Karshmer
Instruction Section Guidelines for Instruction Programs October 2016

Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Chair, 2019-2020


Elana Karshmer
Instruction Section Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction January 2006

Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Chair, 2019-2020

Susan Avery, Michele Ostrow, task force co-chairs 2018-19

Elana Karshmer
Health Sciences Interest Group Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing N/A Annie Zeidman-Karpinski Kelly Evans
Image Resources Interest Group Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education 2020 Tiffany Saulter

 Alessia Zanin-Yost

Literatures in English Section Working Group to Update the LES Research Competencies Research Competency guidelines for Literatures in English 2021 Nancy Marie Foasberg, Chair, 2019-20 Thomas Gerrish
Politics, Policy and International Relations Section Political Science Research Competency Guidelines N/A Erin Ackerman Sammie Johnson
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (new) approved by ACRL Board January 2018 Veronica Reyes-Escudero, chair, 2019-2020  
Science and Technology Section Information Literacy Framework Task Force Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology 2020 Timothy W. Klassen, Chair Kelly Evans
Women and Gender Studies Section Instruction Committee new N/A Maura Seale and Caitlin Shanley, 2019-2021 Ayaba Logan


For contact information for ILFSC liaisons, see the roster. For information on the contact persons representing the groups updating or creating companion documents, please visit the appropriate webpage linked in the table above. You must sign into the ALA website to view contact details.