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New book from ACRL!

November 16, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce a new book by Dr. John Budd.  In Framing Library Instruction, Budd addresses the philosophical and practical implications of cognition and information and the practice of library instruction in the light of those implications. Undergraduate students are faced with innumerable challenges as they enter a […]

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2008 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

October 21, 2009 David Free 0

2008 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, is now available from ACRL. The three-volume set includes associate of arts institutions, master’s colleges and universities/baccalaureate colleges and research/doctoral-granting […]

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ACRL Podcast: The Library Instruction Cookbook

August 24, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss talks with Doug Cook and Ryan Sittler – editors of the ACRL publication The Library Instruction Cookbook – about the editing process, humor in library literature, and their new book. The Library Instruction Cookbook is available for purchase from the ALA Online Store. Time: 21:30 […]

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ACRL Instruction Section Issues Diversity Materials

August 11, 2009 David Free 1

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) Instruction for Diverse Populations (IDP) Committee recently released the latest versions of the “Multilingual Glossary” and “Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography.” These two publications are intended to promote the equal access to instructional services, materials and technologies. The “Multilingual Glossary” supports both English as […]

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ACRL Announces The Library Instruction Cookbook

July 13, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 1

ACRL announces the release of a new book, The Library Instruction Cookbook, a practical collection of “learning recipes” each of which includes a plan for conducting a specific type of learning session and which indicates how the recipe reflects specific ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The Library […]

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New Publication – Teaching Literary Research

June 30, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

New from ACRL,  Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment is a collection of essays that explores the relationship between information literacy and literary research. English professors and librarians provide perspectives on this relationship through presentations of best practices in teaching students from first year undergraduate through graduate levels. […]

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“Influencing without Authority” – a new publication from ACRL!

June 18, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Influencing without Authority, second in the ACRL Active Guide Series. Written by Melanie Hawks, frequent consultant and trainer on leadership and influence, Influencing Without Authority provides guidance to those seeking to gain support for their ideas, developing collaborative relationships and becoming recognized leaders regardless of […]

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New Digital Publication: The Kaleidoscopic Concern

May 22, 2009 David Free 0

ACRL announces the release of a new digital publication, “The Kaleidoscopic Concern” by Kaetrena D. Davis-Kendrick. This annotated bibliography on racial and ethnic diversity in librarianship focuses on new areas of study such as gender issues and white privilege with regard to racial minority and ethnic librarians. “The Kaleidoscopic Concern” […]

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ACRL Podcast: Library Rx

May 13, 2009 David Free 1

ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss talks with Martina Malvasi, Cathy Rudowsky, and Jesus Valenica of Slippery Rock University about the causes of, and treatments for, library anxiety. Malvasi, Rudowsky, and Valencia are the authors of the new ACRL publication Library Rx: Measuring and Treating Library Anxiety. Time:14:43 Click the play […]

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New ACRL Publication: Informing Innovation

May 1, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 1

Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University by Char Booth is now available from ACRL. This research study examines one institution’s efforts to move away from “technolust” and towards a culture of assessment in developing and implementing technology initiatives. Booth presents findings from a study […]