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Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy

April 15, 2021 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy by Irene M.H. Herold, a detailed look at the current work of library consortia and how library and consortia staff can develop and execute advocacy plans. Learn more about Leading Together in this excerpt from the Introduction. Katherine […]

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ACRL Joins Ahmad v. University of Michigan Amicus Brief Filing

October 2, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL joined the Association of Research Libraries, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Historical Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the University of California Libraries, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library, and the University of Iowa Libraries in filing an amicus brief in the Michigan Supreme Court […]

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Submit Sovereign Immunity Comment Reponses

September 21, 2020 David Free 0

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members are the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL, submitted comments on September 2 to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their notice of inquiry on sovereign immunity. At the request of Congress, the Copyright Office is undertaking a […]

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ACRL, ARL, Oberlin Group of Libraries Urge Library Vendors to Continue Free Access, Hold Subscription Prices Steady During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

The academic library community appreciates the ways that library vendors and service providers have made electronic resources freely and openly available to support the acute global response to COVID-19 and our students’ and faculty members’ necessary and unanticipated shift to temporarily remote teaching, learning, and research. We urge all library […]

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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 […]

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ACRL Sets 2020 Legislative Agenda

April 15, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at […]

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Academic Libraries and COVID-19

March 18, 2020 ACRL Board of Directors 0

The ACRL Board of Directors affirms the statement that ALA and the ALA Allied Professional Association (APA) have made regarding library services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly urge the closure of in-person services at academic and research libraries. In alignment with ALA and with APA, we also urge libraries […]