ALA's Instruction Section Web Site Announced

David P Atkins notdpa at
Mon Mar 25 09:18:41 EST 1996


ACRL Instruction Section Web Site

The ACRL Instruction Section's web site was unveiled at the ALA Midwinter 
Meeting in San Antonio as one of many efforts to publicize the Section's name 
change.  The site, currently hosted by Colgate University Libraries at is also linked from the ACRL page within 
the ALA web site.

The project was originally conceived in 1994 as a basic gopher site offering 
access to policy statements, conference and committee information, and section 
publications.  The shift to a web-based site allows the Section to link to 
other useful sites, create interactive forms, and publish multimedia content of 
interest to Section members, prospective members, and practitioners.  The site 
now offers a committee volunteer form, detailed conference and committee 
information, and a growing list of Section publications, including the current 
draft of "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries."  By the 
ALA Annual Conference, the site will include a history of the Section and 
feature a unique "oral history" of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian 
Award winners.

The site was developed under the direction of the IS Communication Committee 
with design and technical assistance from Jeffrey O'Connell, Colgate Library 
Technical Specialist.  Work on the site began in December 1995 and took 
approximately four weeks to implement.  The Communication Committee will 
continue to coordinate this dynamic site under the direction of the Executive 
Committee, and following the guidelines for web publication, currently under 

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