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C&RL Topical Issue on Open and Equitable Scholarship Proposals Due October 3

September 30, 2022 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee is planning a topical issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) around new research on how the academic and research library workforce has accelerated change in the scholarly communications environment. We are particularly interested in articles on recent research that advances the three priority areas established in ACRL’s […]

ACRL Presents: Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics

July 7, 2022 Kara Malenfant 0

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast “Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues” at 1:00 p.m. Central on Friday, July 22, 2022. Is your library considering, initiating, or already engaging with campus partners in institutional learning analytics efforts? Are you concerned about negotiating new territory […]

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ACRL Sets 2022 Legislative Agenda

June 15, 2022 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 […]

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 […]