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New from ACRL: Digital Humanities in the Library

April 2, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists, edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb. Digital Humanities in the Library is a collection of essays focusing on the role of the subject specialist in creating, supporting, and promoting digital humanities […]

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Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers

March 4, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the release of Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers. Research libraries engaged in publishing activities in the past, but in recent years there has been an intense growth in the number of library publishing services supporting faculty and students. Unified by a commitment to […]

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New ACRL Occasional Report Examines Building with Purpose

February 19, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the first in a two-part set of Occasional Reports on academic library construction and renovation. Authored by Christopher Stewart, Building with Purpose: A Quantitative Overview of U.S. Academic Library Construction 2000-2014 presents a rich set of data on, and analysis of, new library construction over […]

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New ACRL Publication Focuses on “The Living Library”

February 5, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Living Library: An Intellectual Ecosystem by Patricia Steele, David Cronrath, Sandra Parsons Vicchio, and Nancy Fried Foster. The Living Library describes the evolution of one possible future for academic libraries – as laboratories for cross-disciplinary investigation. At the University of Maryland, a collaborative effort among […]

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Assessing Liaison Librarians

January 5, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Assessing Liaison Librarians: Documenting Impact for Positive Change (PIL #67), edited by Daniel C. Mack and Gary W. White. Assessment is increasingly important to higher education. Tight budgets and scarce resources demand accountability from the entire academy, including the library. Librarians must be prepared to document […]

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Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

December 10, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith, JD. Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and […]

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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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New From ACRL – “The Librarian Stereotype”

June 24, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work, edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby. The Librarian Stereotype serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding the ways in which librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, covering topics such as racial and ethnic […]