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Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals

January 11, 2013 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of the fourth installment in the association’s Active Guides series, Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals by Mary Ann Mavrinac and Kim Sytmest. Pay It Forward provides a unique perspective on mentoring by examining aspects of the relationship from the points of view of both […]

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Academic Libraries and Research Data Services

November 26, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL has released a new research report, “Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future” to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries.  Authored by Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor at the School of […]

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Explore A Post-Literate Future With “Beyond Literacy”

October 23, 2012 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL and the Ontario Library Association (OLA) announce the online publication of Beyond Literacy by Michael Ridley of the University of Guelph. Beyond Literacy is an interactive serialized online thought experiment exploring the demise of literacy and the rise of other capabilities, capacities or tools that will effectively and advantageously […]

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The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering

September 12, 2012 Kathryn Deiss 3

ACRL announces the publication of The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering, edited by Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne Davidson. The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand […]

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Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries

August 9, 2012 Kathryn Deiss 2

ACRL announces the publication of Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries, edited by Daniel C. Mack and Craig Gibson. Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries is number 66 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series. Through 10 forward-thinking, detailed essays, Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries addresses an emerging yet largely unexamined strategic priority for […]

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Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011

July 12, 2012 Kathryn Deiss 0

Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual “Outstanding Academic Titles” list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year.  Now available is a comprehensive print collection of reviews representing excellence in a five-year period, Choice’s Outstanding Academic […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper

June 5, 2012 David Free 1

ACRL has released a new white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits,” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The report is freely available on the ACRL […]

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New from ACRL: The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition

May 31, 2012 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Cultures, and Environments by John M. Budd. The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition is number 65 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series. The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition is a revised, enhanced and updated edition of […]

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Scenarios for the Future of the Book

May 29, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 3

ACRL has released a new research report, “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book,” to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching in […]