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ACRL funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar JaTara Barnes

July 13, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting JaTara Barnes as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Barnes will attend the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.  Following a stint as a software engineer, Barnes was drawn to librarianship as […]

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Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

May 27, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the publication of the Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery. Authors Frances Wilkinson, Linda Lewis and Nancy Dennis provide practical and experience-based approaches on preparing for a disaster by creating a plan, responding to an emergency and the intricacies of recovering from a […]

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Joyce L. Ogburn elected ACRL Vice-President/President Elect

May 3, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 1

Joyce L. Ogburn, university librarian and director of the University of Utah Marriott Library, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  She will become president-elect following the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. and assume the presidency in July 2011 for a one-year […]

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New from ACRL – “Conversations that Work”

April 22, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Conversations that Work: Conducting Performance Assessments by Phillipa Brown (SPHR) and M. Sue Baughman. The third entry in the ACRL Active Guide series, Conversations that Work is a practical guide for addressing the real-life experiences of conducting performance evaluations in the workplace. Tools and techniques […]

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New from ACRL – “The Anywhere Library”

March 29, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Anywhere Library: A Primer for the Mobile Web by Courtney Greene, Missy Roser, and Elizabeth Ruane of DePaul University. Mobile computing is rapidly becoming an important part of everyday life. With a user-centered, practical emphasis geared to the non-technical librarian, The Anywhere Library: A […]

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New From ACRL – “Librarians Serving Diverse Populations”

February 9, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 1

ACRL is pleased to announce the publication of a new title, Librarians Serving Diverse Populations. Written by Lori Mestre, associate professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Librarians Serving Diverse Populations is a qualitative and quantitative assessment and research study examining the paths and experiences of […]

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New book from ACRL!

November 16, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce a new book by Dr. John Budd.  In Framing Library Instruction, Budd addresses the philosophical and practical implications of cognition and information and the practice of library instruction in the light of those implications. Undergraduate students are faced with innumerable challenges as they enter a […]

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ACRL Podcast: The Library Instruction Cookbook

August 24, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss talks with Doug Cook and Ryan Sittler – editors of the ACRL publication The Library Instruction Cookbook – about the editing process, humor in library literature, and their new book. The Library Instruction Cookbook is available for purchase from the ALA Online Store. Time: 21:30 […]