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 […]

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ALA, ACRL Issue Joint Statement in Support of HBCUs After Recent Bomb Threats

February 10, 2022 Jay Malone 0

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA, have issued the following joint statement in response to incidents of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): “The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) […]

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ACRL Diversity Alliance Survey

February 9, 2022 Allison Payne 0

Jesus Espinoza, Deborah Yun Caldwell, and Anastasia Chiu are conducting a survey on library diversity residency programs and their impacts on library organizational hiring and retention practices on behalf of the ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force. The survey focuses on how libraries’ organization hiring and retention practices change as a […]

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Remembering Black History Month: Reflecting On Our Past

February 1, 2022 Jay Malone 0

Since 1970, the U.S. has celebrated Black History Month. The singular importance of February for this special month arises, in part, from the birth dates of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (observed on February 14), dates that have been memorialized since the 19th century. It is this month […]