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Library groups advise DOJ on proposed Google Book Search settlement

July 31, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) sent a letter to William Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division yesterday, requesting the Division to advise the court presiding over the […]

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Now online: Video and slides from the SPARC-ACRL forum in July

July 28, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

Now online, find presentation materials from library and publishing innovators who offered concrete data and strategies for “Rough waters: Navigating hard times in the scholarly communication marketplace,” at the SPARC-ACRL forum at ALA in Chicago, July 2009. (See coverage of the event by Library Journal.)

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Member of the Week: Lucretia McCulley

July 28, 2009 Mary Jane Petrowski 5

Lucretia McCulley is Director of Outreach Services at the University of Richmond Boatwright Memorial Library in Richmond, VA.  Lucretia has been an ACRL member since 1985 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Curious, Persistent, Dedicated. 2. What are you reading right now? […]

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Three New Preprints available

July 21, 2009 Dawn Mueller 0

Article Title:    Assessing the Impact of Gender and Race on Earnings in the Library Science Labor Market Author:    Darren Sweeper Accepted:    July 14, 2009 Anticipated Publication Date:    March 2010 Article Title:    Complementary Value of Databases for Discovery of Scholarly Literature:  A User Survey of On-Line Searching for Publications in Art […]

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ACRL Announces The Library Instruction Cookbook

July 13, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 1

ACRL announces the release of a new book, The Library Instruction Cookbook, a practical collection of “learning recipes” each of which includes a plan for conducting a specific type of learning session and which indicates how the recipe reflects specific ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The Library […]

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Member of the Week: Bonnie Oldham

July 13, 2009 Mary Jane Petrowski 1

Bonnie Oldham is Information Literacy Coordinator at the University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Bonnie has been an ACRL member since 2004 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Flexible, motivated, blessed. 2. What are you reading right now? I’m […]

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July 2009 C&RL Now Online

July 9, 2009 Dawn Mueller 0

College and Research Libraries July 2009, Vol. 70, No. 4 Table of Contents Abstracts Editorial: The Use of Library Material Full-text Articles The full-text of these articles are available to current ACRL members only. You will need your password to access them. Where There’s a Will There’s a Way?: Survey […]

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Support the Federal Research Public Access Act

July 7, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

In late June, Senators Lieberman and Cornyn reintroduced S. 1373 the Federal Research Public Access Act. This much-anticipated bill (which was previously introduced in 2006) would ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by 11 U.S. federal agencies. Essentially, the bill would advance and expand […]