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)
Recording from the February 7, 2022, ACRL Presents webcast Hybrid Challenges in the New Normal. Presented by ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee is focusing on the role of user experience (UX) librarianship during the pandemic.
Recording of the November 19, 2019, ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee: Instructional Design for Distance Librarians, with speaker Amanda Ziegler.
From March-October, 2020, ACRL hosted a free webcast series covering COVID-19's impact on various areas of academic librarianship. Check out our archive of webcast recordings below.