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Libraries as Gardens, Part 1

February 16, 2023 Jay Malone 0

Attending ALA’s first-ever in-person LibLearnX meeting in New Orleans has me anticipating the upcoming ACRL 2023 Conference more than ever. We will be gathering in Pittsburgh in March for our first in-person meeting since 2019. If you have not been to Pittsburgh in a while (or ever) you are in […]

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Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

October 18, 2022 David Connolly 0

Help support a diverse workforce in the next generation of academic librarians by mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program. This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North […]

Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

September 29, 2022 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice, edited by CJ Ivory and Angela Pashia, which explores the opportunities and challenges of moving the discussion about open educational resources (OER) beyond affordability to address structural inequities found throughout academia and scholarly publishing. Learn more about […]

Apply for ACRL 2023 Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants by October 14

September 21, 2022 David Connolly 0

Scholarship applications to attend ACRL 2023 are being accepted through Friday, October 14. ACRL is again offering four Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants consisting of complimentary advanced early bird registration (a value of $99–$549 depending on membership type) and a travel stipend of up to $600 for the ACRL 2023 Conference to be […]

ALA/ARL Approve Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework

August 23, 2022 David Free 0

CHICAGO; WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Joint ALA/ARL Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force’s final draft of the Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework (PDF) was approved by the boards of directors of the four partner organizations, the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), […]

ACRL Membership Funding for BIPOC Library Workers

March 3, 2022 Allison Payne 0

During these unprecedented times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened social awareness of systemic racism, oppression, and institutional violence, and economic recession– all of which disproportionately impact communities of color– the ACRL Board of Directors has approved funding for one year of ALA and ACRL membership for up […]