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ACRL Podcast: Library Rx

May 13, 2009 David Free 1

ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss talks with Martina Malvasi, Cathy Rudowsky, and Jesus Valenica of Slippery Rock University about the causes of, and treatments for, library anxiety. Malvasi, Rudowsky, and Valencia are the authors of the new ACRL publication Library Rx: Measuring and Treating Library Anxiety. Time:14:43 Click the play […]

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ACRL Discussion Groups at ALA Annual 2009

May 12, 2009 Megan Griffin 2

ACRL discussion groups provide a great way to meet and discuss hot topics with your academic and research library colleagues. The following discussion groups are meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Discussion group meetings are open to all conference attendees and topics are provided where available. Check […]

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ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services

May 12, 2009 David Free 0

As distance and online learning options are becoming more popular and more important, it is important that distant students receive the library support they need. To help provide library support for distant students and to help promote academic quality in distance learning programs, the ACRL Board of Directors recently approved […]

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Free ACRL Springboard Event with Clifford Lynch

May 11, 2009 Margot Conahan 2

Don’t miss the second annual ACRL Springboard Event: a free interactive webcast for ACRL members on June 3.  We know that professional development is important to you, and in these tough economic times, are pleased to offer this annual program to “thank you” for your participation in ACRL.  Join us […]

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ACRL Membership Survey Closes Friday!

May 11, 2009 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

The ACRL membership survey closes on Friday, May 15. We value your feedback, and invite all members to participate in the 2009 survey. Individual survey links were sent via email last week. If you did not receive an email invitation, visit to participate in the survey. If you respond […]

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Member of the Week: Charles Forrest

May 11, 2009 David Free 0

Charles Forrest is Director of the Office of Library Facilities Management and Planning at Emory University Libraries in Atlanta.  Charles has been an ACRL member since 1986 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Dedicated to library design. 2. What are you reading […]

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2009 Academic Librarian Salary Survey Results

May 6, 2009 David Free 0

ACRL, in collaboration with the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), recently completed revisions to academic library position descriptions included in surveys covering salaries, benefits and other benchmarks. Now, CUPA-HR has released the results of the 2009 Administrative Compensation and Mid-Level Salary surveys, with the first surveys […]

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SPARC and ACRL announce Chicago ALA forum will focus on the economy

May 5, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

The next SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held at the Chicago meeting of the American Library Association in July, will explore “Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace.” The forum is co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and […]

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ACRL and SPARC release new SCOAP3 FAQ

May 4, 2009 Kara Malenfant 1

More libraries commit to innovative new proposal with answers to key questions Key details about the SCOAP3 innovative proposal to change the dynamics of publishing in High-Energy Physics are highlighted in a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the […]