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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 […]

“Hidden in Full View” Virtual Film Screening

March 1, 2022 David Free 0

ALA, ACRL, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), and the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University Library Deans/Directors Association, Inc., are sponsoring a virtual screening of the short film Hidden in Full View, the […]

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 24, 2022 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries, edited by Corliss Lee and Brian Lym with Tatiana Bryant, Jonathan Cain, and Kenneth Schlesinger. This thorough book captures emerging practices that academic libraries and librarians can use to create more equitable and […]

ACRL Presents: Supported to Stay

February 23, 2022 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL is excited to offer the free ACRL Presents webcast “Supported to Stay: A Discussion of Retention Experiences and EDI-informed Approaches” at 11:00 a.m. Central on Thursday, March 3, 2022. We want to talk about why we stay in library work and what practices might motivate our reason to do […]