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Add your voice to FCC public comment on network neutrality

August 26, 2014 Kara Malenfant 0

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch blog: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has heard from more than 1 million commenters on proposed rulemaking to Protect and Promote the Open Internet, including from the American Library Association (ALA), Association for College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Chief Officers of State […]

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ACRL Program Proposals for 2015 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

August 25, 2014 Megan Griffin 0

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are due September 1, 2014.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members […]

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Member of the Week: Britt McGowan

August 25, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Britt McGowan is Coordinator of Library Instruction at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Britt has been an ACRL member since 2009 and is your ACRL member of the week for August 25, 2014. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Laughing, caring, dreamer. 2. What are you currently reading?  I just […]

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Keeping Up With… Net Neutrality

August 21, 2014 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available.  This month’s issue features a discussion of Net Neutrality by John Jackson. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each issue […]

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75th Anniversary Scholarship Donor: Steven J. Bell

August 20, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

As part of the celebration of ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign to fund 75 scholarships for ACRL 2015. Over the course of the campaign, we’ll profile the ACRL 75th Anniversary scholarship donors and learn why they chose to support to the campaign. Steven J. Bell is the […]

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Putting the User First

August 19, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Putting the User First: 30 Strategies for Transforming Library Services by Courtney Greene McDonald. User experience is everywhere. From a library’s website to the signage by the elevators, everything contributes to the overall experience of library patrons. Just one simple idea can transform libraries: put […]

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Member of the Week: Shali Zhang

August 18, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Shali Zhang is Dean of Libraries at the University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library in Missoula, Montana. Shali has been an ACRL member since 2001 and is your ACRL member of the week for August 18, 2014. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Thoughtful, approachable, and flexible 2. What are […]