IIL has three basic goals:
1.Prepare librarians to become effective teachers in information literacy programs;
2.Support librarians, other educators and administrators in playing a leadership role in the development and implementation of information literacy programs;
3.Forge new relationships throughout the educational community to work towards information Literacy curriculum development.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
National Forum on Information Literacy
In 1989, the American Library Association(A.L.A.) had the unique foresight to establish the Presidential Committee on Information Literacy to:
1.Define information literacy within the higher literacies and its important to student performance, lifelong learning, and active citizenship;
2.Design one or more models for information literacy development appropriate to formal and informal learning environments throughout people’s lifetimes; and
3.Determine implications for the continuing education and development of teachers.
"The National Forum on Information Literacy is a robust collaborative of 100 + national and international organizations working together, on various levels, to mainstream this critical, 21st century educational and workforce development concept throughout every segment of society."
LOEX is a self-supporting, non-profit educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information.
Founded in 1971 after the "First Annual Conference on Library Orientation" at Eastern Michigan University, LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) has grown from a lending repository of library instruction materials and host of an annual conference on the subject to an internationally known organization that serves as a conduit for those working in the field.
We provide information on all aspects of instruction and information literacy to libraries and librarians who are institutional members. Our collections, which have recently become an historical archive of library instruction materials, include both print and non-print resources donated by member libraries and librarians. LOEX members may still borrow these materials or copies can be made and sent.
In addition to the LOEX collection, the clearinghouse still hosts an annual conference with published proceedings, produces a quarterly publication featuring articles by teaching librarians and a monthly current awareness e-letter, plus our website which points to examples of work in the field of library instruction and information literacy.
In 2011, LOEX has over 650 member libraries in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.