International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries

Information Literacy SIG

IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL’s organizational profile the main focus of the special interest group is on methods and practices specific to an academic environment.

SIG IL was founded in 2012 and provides a platform to share IL-related experience, documents and news for its members and others interested in the subject. Another main goal is to contribute to IATUL’s service portfolio to support other member libraries.  Therefore group members work on joint projects. They meet and present their work on the annual IATUL conference.

Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Caroline Leiss

Head of Information Services
Technical University of Munich
University Library


Tel.: ++49 89 289 28653
Fax: ++49 89 289 28680


Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL Member Libraries

The aim of the project presented was to collect existing information literacy guidelines, frameworks and policies of all IATUL member libraries as well as to examine national standards and frameworks. The report provides a summary of the survey conducted between July 2013 and February 2014 and includes the results based on the replies of 100 IATUL member libraries. The collated data was revised in October 2015.

Report and data are available at


Information Literacy Standards

This list covers the main IL standards, frameworks or recommendations that are used internationally.

IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations (2011)

ACLR Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015)

ACLR Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)

ANZIIL Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework: Principles, standards and practice. (2004)

SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy: Core Model for Higher Education (2011)