November 16-20, 2020, is International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide with these publications, resources, and events from ALA and ACRL.
Check Out a Good Book
- Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: Building Relationships Across Cultural and Institutional Lines, edited by Jeff Hiroshi Gima and Kara Malenfant
- Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students, edited by Ngoc-Yen Tran and Silke Higgins
- Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners, edited by Leila June Rod-Welch
- The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices, edited by Yelena Luckert with Lindsay Inge Carpenter
- Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe, edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott
Explore Our Online Professional Development
ACRL offers a variety of professional development events, from conferences and in-depth institutes to affordable online learning. ACRL conferences and e-learning help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.
Measure Your Impact with Project Outcome for Academic Libraries
Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys—available in English, Spanish, and French—and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Participating libraries are provided with the resources and training support needed to apply their results and confidently advocate for their library’s future.
Attend ALA Midwinter Virtual
The ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits will take place online, January 22-26, 2021. Highlights include sessions on future trends to inspire innovation in libraries, interactive author events, a virtual exhibit hall, and more. Registration is open now!
Join ACRL’s International Community
ACRL members are everywhere! With over 200 personal members and over 100 organizational members from countries outside the United States, the contributions of ACRL’s international community to academic and research librarianship across the globe are significant. Check out a few of the resources and opportunities available to you outside the United States.