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Deadline Extended for National Library Week Grant

September 30, 2009 David Free 0

The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant has been extended to Friday, November 6, 2009.  U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the theme “Communities thrive @ your […]

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Member of the Week: Donna Goda

September 28, 2009 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Donna Goda is Reference Librarian at the United States Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library in Annapolis, MD. Donna has been an ACRL member since 2004 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, reflective, inquisitive. 2. What are you reading right now? I am […]

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3 New Pre-prints Available

September 25, 2009 Dawn Mueller 0

Article Title: Libraries with a Future: How Are Academic Library Usage and Green Demands Changing Building Designs? Author: Michael Westcott Loder Accepted: September 20, 2009 Anticipated Publication Date: July 2010 Article Title: Coding into the Great Unknown: Analyzing Instant Messaging Session Transcripts to Identify User Behaviors and Measure Quality of […]

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I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Still Open

September 23, 2009 David Free 0

Nominations are still open until October 9 for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Administered by ALA’s Public Information Office and Campaign for America’s Libraries, the award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college, […]

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Member of the Week: Kathy Campbell

September 21, 2009 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Kathy Campbell is Instruction/Reference Librarian at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.  Kathy has been an ACRL member since 2001 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Caring, conscientious, enthusiastic. 2. What are you reading right now? I love children’s literature, […]

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ACRL Podcast: Political Engagement

September 18, 2009 David Free 0

On July 11, 2009, the ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) presented a program entitled “Political Engagement: Facilitating Greater Participation in Civil Society” at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. The program focused on way libraries can facilitate development of lifelong critical thinking and research skills needed for citizenship. The […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

September 17, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due […]