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We Reached Our Goal…But We’re Not Done Yet

December 8, 2014 Steven J. Bell 0

Congratulations ACRL membership! You did it. By any measure ACRL’s 75th Anniversary Campaign is a huge success and a major accomplishment for this Association and its members. Thanks to the incredible support of the membership, this Campaign has established new benchmarks and broken records across the board for ACRL fundraising. […]

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Think ACRL for the Global Day of Giving

December 1, 2014 Steven J. Bell 0

Now that we are past Thanksgiving, as an academic librarian your thoughts are probably turning to that time of year we refer to as “crunch time.” Students are stressed. Faculty are overwhelmed. You are doing your best to help them all make it through the end of the semester. Last […]

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Why’d Middle States Go and Do That?

February 11, 2014 Steven J. Bell 1

Those of us who work for colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region were taken by surprise when the word suddenly spread that a draft revision of the Characteristics of Excellence, the primary set of standards for higher education accreditation published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) […]

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The Higher Education Association for Librarians: Branding ACRL

June 19, 2013 Steven J. Bell 0

Despite assumptions that branding is of little use to non-profit organizations, and of even less value for member associations, experts on the strategic management of these organizations recommend an occasional review to determine if a brand requires refreshing. As academic librarians we know that branding plays an important role in […]

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Sharing My Leadership Moment (And You Can Too!)

March 28, 2013 Steven J. Bell 0

Leadership is the theme of the ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Academic librarians interested in adding leadership qualities to their skill set, or adding to their leadership abilities, will want to attend this program. It features noted author, executive coach and leadership consultant Karol […]

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Small Acts, Big Impact

December 10, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

I want to share two items with you. Individually they are they are the sort of things we hardly give much thought. Together they are important symbols of the value that ACRL brings to its members, and a valuable reminder of the impact ACRL has on academic librarians. What makes […]

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A Post-Hurricane Sandy Message From the ACRL Board

November 1, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

While Hurricane Sandy is no more, the same cannot be said of the devastation it leaves behind. For many academic librarians along the east coast, this powerful and destructive storm leaves in its wake significant damage. Reports from particularly hard hit areas in New Jersey and New York indicate that […]