Excuse cross-posting: The ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines

Greetings FTC SIG members!

The following important message was sent on the ARLIS/NA list.  The ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines needs to be updated and right now is the time to help.

PLEASE review the fashion information competencies (pp. 19, 29, & 36) sections and make suggestions for updates and improvements!!!

Things to think about:  What information resources must your fashion design students be familiar with in order to succeed in their studies and professions?  Their assignments?  Trend forecasting databases?  Trade journals?  Social media tools?  Is there anything in the current document that isn’t relevant?

Please respond ASAP.   Many libraries are required to demonstrate teaching effectiveness with general and subject-specific Student Learning Outcomes; this competencies list provides outcomes for us all.

Thank you!




The Research & Information Services Section (RISS) is considering revising and updating the 2006 ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines. Provided that the Information Competencies were created ten years ago, how might they be updated to reflect the current research environments?

A small working group of authors of the report and RISS members are exploring answers to this question. We welcome your feedback on how you are using this professional document.


This informal survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your comments will greatly assist us.

Many thanks,
Amanda Meeks, RISS Moderator
Alyssa Vincent, RISS Vice Moderator
Jane Carlin
Alan Michelson
Shannon Marie Robinson


Shannon Marie Robinson
Liaison Librarian, Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
Twitter: @artistlibrarian
Tumblr: MA&D Librarian

Author: Sandra

Sandra is a fashion and visual arts librarian, and lifestyle blogger at wildersouthwest.com.

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