New ACRL appointment for Diane Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson, Poly’s Social Sciences & Education Librarian, was appointed Vice-Chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards Committee at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference.

This Committee oversees the development of discipline-specific information literacy standards in higher education. Information literacy is defined as a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” ( Among other activities, the Committee recently approved visual literacy competency standards.

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