ALA Organizational Partnerships: Our Task Force will want to use ALA governance structures to ensure organization-wide integration, integrate application with course and curriculum assessment as well as institutional evaluations and regional/professional accreditation initiatives.

Information Literacy Coordinating Committee

Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force
Charge: Direct a comprehensive 3-5 year national implementation that will create a shared vision for the 21st Century learner. Function: Plan summit.
Minimum Intended Outcomes for June 2011: Meet objectives outlined in the Learning4Life plan.

Standing Committee: AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy
Building on the "Blueprint For Collaboration," the joint AASL/ACRL Information
Literacy Task Force will focus on how to prepare K-20 students to be information literate. The AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy will focus on how to prepare K-20 students to be information literate and will provide a channel of communication to the respective divisions. In general, this interdivisional committee will be a forum for sharing ideas on information literacy in K-20 environments and a source of professional development opportunities in this area.
Function: To focus on how to prepare K-20 students to be information literate.
To provide a channel of communication to the respective divisions.
To provide a forum for sharing ideas on K-20 information literacy.
To be a source of information literacy professional development opportunities.
Minimum Intended Outcomes for June 2011:
Continue to develop and promote a Toolkit on information literacy for the K-20 environment for professional development and joint programs.
Develop publication (paper and electronic) on information literacy in the K-20 environments.
Continue to develop professional development materials (electronic format) on joint programs for school library media specialists and higher education librarians on student information literacy education.
Continue to develop conference programs.

ACRL Institute for Information Literacy (IIL) see goals incorporated above.

ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
Advocate library instruction as a means for developing competent library and information access skills, along with their use, as a part of lifelong learning.
Increase professional and public awareness of the need for library instruction as an essential service.
Encourage the development of American Library Association policy promoting library instruction.
Assist library practitioners in the development, improvement, and promotion of library instruction.
Provide opportunities in which librarians from all types of libraries can share ideas about library instruction.
Encourage the networking of professional library instruction groups at the state and regional level.
Encourage library schools to include education for bibliographic instruction in their curricula.
Initiate and maintain communication with groups within ALA dealing with issues relevant to library instruction.