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Science and Technology Section (STS): About Our Committees

Whether you are a chair, committee member, or prospective member, this is your go-to resource for information about STS committees

Charge

To provide, evaluate and/or develop resources for advancing information literacy in science and engineering (e.g. models for assessing student performance, teaching methods, instructional design, and tips for working with faculty on instruction-related issues); to serve as a liaison to other instruction-oriented groups as appropriate (e.g. IS, ILAC, etc.). The committee co-chairs serve as liaisons to the ACRL Information Literacy Advisory Committee and are members of the STS Council.

Membership

This committee usually has 10-20 members. See current committee member roster. 

Responsibilities

Attend three virtual meetings per year: once during ALA Annual, once in August after new members have joined, and once at ALA Midwinter.

 

The Resource subcommittee maintains the Science Information Literacy Resources LibGuide. Members of this subcommittee meet virtually as needed.

 

The Chat subcommittee facilitates 5-10 virtual discussions per year. These chats are intended to be a place where science librarians can gather to discuss topics related to instruction and information literacy. The chats are open to all and free of charge. Members of this subcommittee meet virtually as needed.