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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 […]

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LCA Statement Welcoming New Exemptions to Section 1201

November 5, 2021 David Free 0

On October 27, 2021, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), consisting of ALA, ACRL, and the Association of Research Libraries, released a statement welcoming the new exemptions and renewal of existing exemptions to the prohibition on the circumvention of technological protection measures set forth in the 17 U.S.C. 1201. LCA welcomes […]

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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 […]

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Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy

April 15, 2021 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy by Irene M.H. Herold, a detailed look at the current work of library consortia and how library and consortia staff can develop and execute advocacy plans. Learn more about Leading Together in this excerpt from the Introduction. Katherine […]

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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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Submit Sovereign Immunity Comment Reponses

September 21, 2020 David Free 0

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members are the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL, submitted comments on September 2 to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their notice of inquiry on sovereign immunity. At the request of Congress, the Copyright Office is undertaking a […]

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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 […]