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Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries: Distance Education and Engagement

Updated information, professional development, and resources to support academic and research library personnel during a pandemic.

ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services

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.

Standards for Distance Learning Library Services

Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Worksheet (.XLSX)

Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Infographic (.pdf) (.jpg) (.png)

ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee: Instructional Design for Distance Librarians

Recording of the November 19, 2019, ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee: Instructional Design for Distance Librarians, with speaker Amanda Ziegler.

Further Reading

Additional Outside Resources