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ACRL offering preconferences on assessment, library instruction 2.0, and diversity facilitation

January 31, 2008 Margot Conahan 0

ACRL is offering three professional development preconferences in conjunction with the 2008 ALA Annual Conference. All preconferences will take place in sunny Anaheim on June 27, 2008. Registration is now open; registration materials are online at www.acrl.org (click “Events & Conferences”). “Assessment of Academic Library Effectiveness: Using ACRL Standards for […]

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ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries winners announced

January 30, 2008 David Free 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Sponsored by ACRL and Blackwell’s Book Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university, and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the […]

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Peter Hernon named ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

January 30, 2008 David Free 0

Dr. Peter Hernon, professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, has been named the 2008 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international […]

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New e-learning course on virtual reference – register by Feb. 14

January 30, 2008 David Free 1

Register by Thursday, February 14 for ACRL’s new e-learning course, Virtual Reference Competencies III: Maintain and Build Reference Skills and Knowledge.Without good communications skills a librarian will have a difficult time being a good reference librarian. However, without solid competence in reference skills and knowledge, a librarian is not a librarian. […]

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Submit a proposal for 2009 ACRL National Conference

January 28, 2008 Margot Conahan 0

The ACRL National Conference Executive Committee invites proposal submissions for its 14th National Conference to be held in Seattle, March 12-15, 2009.  The ACRL 14th National Conference offers a forum for an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and […]

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ACRL Podcast: Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

January 23, 2008 David Free 0

College & Research Libraries News Editor-In-Chief David Free discusses Library 2.0 with Dawn Lawson of New York University and Susan Sharpless Smith of Wake Forest University. Lawson and Sharpless Smith are contributors to the ACRL publication “Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries.” The book is available from the ALA Online […]

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Give your feedback on ACRL annual assumptions

January 23, 2008 Kara Malenfant 0

The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee is charged with collecting member feedback each year on the “Assumptions About the Relevant Future for Research and Academic Librarians and Libraries.” This feedback helps to inform annual discussions by the Board of Directors on the status of the Strategic Plan and on […]

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ACRL issues 2007 environmental scan; invites reaction

January 9, 2008 Kara Malenfant 0

The 2007 environmental scan by the Research Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries. It also considers trends that will define the future of academic and research librarianship and the research environment. The document builds on […]

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ACRL announces two new publications!

January 9, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce two new publications: Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries edited by Laura B. Cohen (The University at Albany) and Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating Students Online edited by Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo (Louisiana State University). Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic […]