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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 ACRL joined an amicus brief by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (together with the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, […]

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 […]

#GiveACRL This Holiday Season

December 29, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

In this season of gratitude and reflection, we are grateful for staff, members, and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to advance ACRL’s Plan for Excellence and invest in the future of academic and research libraries. And, I am especially grateful for friends like you, supporters who understand how […]

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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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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 […]