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New ACRL Publication: 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

February 27, 2015 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL announces the publication of 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master’s Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. […]

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New ACRL Occasional Report Examines Building with Purpose

February 19, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the first in a two-part set of Occasional Reports on academic library construction and renovation. Authored by Christopher Stewart, Building with Purpose: A Quantitative Overview of U.S. Academic Library Construction 2000-2014 presents a rich set of data on, and analysis of, new library construction over […]

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New ACRL Publication Focuses on “The Living Library”

February 5, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Living Library: An Intellectual Ecosystem by Patricia Steele, David Cronrath, Sandra Parsons Vicchio, and Nancy Fried Foster. The Living Library describes the evolution of one possible future for academic libraries – as laboratories for cross-disciplinary investigation. At the University of Maryland, a collaborative effort among […]

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Assessing Liaison Librarians

January 5, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Assessing Liaison Librarians: Documenting Impact for Positive Change (PIL #67), edited by Daniel C. Mack and Gary W. White. Assessment is increasingly important to higher education. Tight budgets and scarce resources demand accountability from the entire academy, including the library. Librarians must be prepared to document […]

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Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

December 10, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith, JD. Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and […]

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New ACRL IS Tips and Trends

December 3, 2014 David Free 0

The ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee has published their latest Tips and Trends covering “Online Presentation Creation Tools,” written by Brad Sietz and Caroline Sinkinson. Tips and Trends introduce and discuss new, emerging, or even familiar technologies which can be applied to the library instruction setting. Learn more about how to use online presentation creation […]

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Share Your Thoughts on New Roles for the Road Ahead

November 3, 2014 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, ACRL has released of an initial version of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary,” authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister. Pam Snelson, the chairperson of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, […]

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Putting the User First

August 19, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Putting the User First: 30 Strategies for Transforming Library Services by Courtney Greene McDonald. User experience is everywhere. From a library’s website to the signage by the elevators, everything contributes to the overall experience of library patrons. Just one simple idea can transform libraries: put […]

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New From ACRL – “The Librarian Stereotype”

June 24, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work, edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby. The Librarian Stereotype serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding the ways in which librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, covering topics such as racial and ethnic […]

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New From ACRL – “The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook”

June 18, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook, edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild. The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing tested approaches to embedded librarianship. Following the popular format of ACRL’s 2009 release The Library Instruction Cookbook, the book features fifty-five “recipes” sorted into categories […]