C&RL News – December 2020

The December 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into fall and winter, libraries continue to adapt their services to the current environment. B. Grantham Aldred starts off this issue with a look at his efforts at “Asynchronizing with the Framework” to provide remote instruction at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Focusing on outreach projects that are adaptable to the pandemic, Christopher Sweet writes about library participation in Illinois Wesleyan University’s annual campus-wide intellectual theme in “Fact of fiction?” while Caitlin Harrington and Rachel E. Scott discuss their experiences with “Technical services librarians and outreach” at the University of Memphis.

In this month’s Scholarly Communication column, Sherri L. Barnes provides an overview of the “The Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project.” Dragan Gill outlines his efforts at “Creating an asset map for student and community success” at Rhode Island College in our latest ACRL TechConnect feature.

According to tradition, we also take a look back at ACRL’s accomplishments in advancing learning and transforming scholarship with our 2019–2020 Annual Report. You can help make the next year of your association as successful as the last by volunteering to serve on an ACRL committee.

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including an examination of how Eastern Carolina University implemented liaison competencies by Cindy Shirkey, Jeanne Hoover, and Katy Webb in their article “Doing the work.”