Free ACRL Webinars Highlight Value of Academic Libraries

March 30, 2022 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s vision for a long-term envisioned future is that academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Through its strategic goal on the Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) — that academic libraries demonstrate alignment with and impact on institutional outcomes — […]

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Budapest Open Access Initiative 20th Anniversary

February 14, 2022 Kara Malenfant 0

Join ACRL in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) on February 14, 2022. BOAI is significant for offering the first definition of open access and also serving as, “a statement of principle, a statement of strategy, and a statement of commitment.” As an early signatory, […]

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ACRL Speaks Out on Open Access, Copyright

December 9, 2021 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL continues to advocate for the interests of our community, joining a variety of recent actions on open access and copyright issues. On December 2, ACRL joined 13 other members of the Open Access Working Group (representing national and regional library, publishing, funding, research and advocacy organizations) in a statement […]

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ACRL Advocacy Update

November 22, 2021 Kara Malenfant 0

In recent weeks ACRL has joined other library associations in advocating for the interests of college and research libraries and librarians as follows: On October 28, 2021, ACRL joined an amicus brief by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (together with the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the […]

Robert (Jay) Malone Named ACRL Executive Director

September 3, 2021 Kara Malenfant 0

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Robert (Jay) Malone will become the new executive director of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA. Malone’s first day in his new role will be Tuesday, Sept. 7. An experienced association executive with more than three decades […]

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ACRL Sets 2021 Legislative Agenda

July 23, 2021 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 the national […]

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ACRL Joins “Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History”

June 17, 2021 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL joined a number of organizations in co-signing an American Association of University Professors, American Historical Association, Association of American Colleges & Universities, and PEN America joint statement stating their “firm opposition” to legislation, introduced in at least 20 states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public […]