ACRL 2021 Proposal Deadline Extended to May 22

May 13, 2020 Margot Conahan 0

ACRL has extended the proposal deadline for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future,” to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. We know there’s a lot going on right now, so we’ve extended the contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal deadline to Friday, May 22. […]

Libraries Respond – COVID-19 Survey

May 12, 2020 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Public Library Association (PLA) is coordinating with ACRL as well as other ALA units and library organizations to survey the library community to understand the current impacts the crisis is having on their operations, programs, services and finances. It is seeking input from […]

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ACRL Member of the Week: Jennifer Embree

May 11, 2020 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

Jennifer Embree is a subject librarian at Binghamton University in New York. Jennifer, a 2020 Emerging Leader, has been a member of ACRL for 3 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for May 11, 2020. Describe yourself in three words: Perceptive, imaginative, cheerful. What are you reading […]

Around ACRL: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

Want to know what is happening in ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups? Check out ACRL Insider every other Friday to keep up-to-date on activities from around the association. The International Perspectives on Academic/Research Libraries Discussion Group will host a webinar on May 20 at 10:00 am  […]

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New ACRL Framework for Access Services Librarianship

May 7, 2020 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors approved a new Framework for Access Services Librarianship (PDF) at its spring virtual meeting. Consisting of four sections, the framework defines access services, suggests competencies for access services librarians and managers, examines marketing and outreach of access services, and suggests opportunities for professional engagement for […]

Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries

May 6, 2020 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries, edited by Stephanie Crowe and Eva Sclippa, which explores the ways in which today’s array of games and gaming techniques can be used in academic library instruction, programming, and outreach initiatives. Learn more about Games and Gamification in Academic […]

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ALA, ACRL Submit Comments on Access to Federally Funded Research

May 6, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

ALA and ACRL recently submitted comments (PDF) in response to a Request for Information issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research. The comments reiterated our longstanding support for governmental policies and […]

College & Research Libraries – May 2020

May 5, 2020 Dawn Mueller 0

The May 2020 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and followC&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 […]