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Everything You Need to Know About Integrating the Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) into IPEDS: Important Resources for Academic Libraries

October 30, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has integrated the Academic Libraries (AL) component, formerly known as the biennial Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), into its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2014-15 collection. All degree-granting, Title IV postsecondary institutions in the U.S. and other jurisdictions are required to report library […]

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C&RL – November 2014

October 29, 2014 Dawn Mueller 0

The November 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion. Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014. Editorial […]

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ACRL 2015 Proposals Due November 3

October 28, 2014 Margot Conahan 0

ACRL 2015 poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, Monday November 3, 2014.  Complete details are available in the ACRL 2015 Call for Participation. ACRL 2015 will be held in Portland, Oregon, March 25-28, 2015.  The conference committee has created […]

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Member of the Week: Andy Rutkowski

October 27, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Andy Rutkowski is Interdisciplinary GIS Library Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Andy has been an ACRL member since 2013 and is your ACRL member of the week for October 27, 2014. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Seek. Listen. Share. 2. What are you currently reading (or listening to on […]

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Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Draft Revision

October 24, 2014 David Free 0

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) Standards Committee has prepared a draft revision of the 2008 Standards for Distance Learning Library Services and is seeking comments before completing final revisions and submitting the standards for approval. The draft of the standard is available on the section website. Please submit comments through […]

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Your Comments Matter; 3rd Draft of Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Forthcoming by mid-November

October 23, 2014 Kara Malenfant 0

Over the past few months, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards Task Force has continued its work revising the proposed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and expects to release the third draft by mid-November, with comments due by mid-December. As the higher education […]

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ALA and ACRL respond to Eleventh Circuit Court’s encouraging “fair use” decision in Georgia State University case

October 21, 2014 Kara Malenfant 0

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible “fair use” of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for academic courses. Although publisher’s sought to bar the uncompensated […]

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You Are Ms. Marvel!

October 20, 2014 David Free 0

Watch your mailbox for the latest limited edition ACRL Conference poster and be an official ACRL 2015 superhero by entering our poster contest. Simply post a pic yourself as Ms. Marvel on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #acrl2015, or share on the ACRL 2015 Facebook page, to win FREE HOTEL […]

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Member of the Week: Sara Shutkin

October 20, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Sara Shutkin is Archivist/Records Manager/Reference Librarian at the Alverno College Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sara has been an ACRL member since 1985 and is your ACRL member of the week for October 20, 2014. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Creative, Inquisitive, Team-player. 2. What are you currently reading (or listening to on your mobile […]

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Keeping Up With… Learning Analytics

October 16, 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 Learning Analytics by Steven J. Bell. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each issue will be […]