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New From ACRL – Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research

April 21, 2011 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of “Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research: How Librarians Can Get to the Why of Data,” edited by Douglas Cook and Lesley Farmer. While quantitative research provides librarians with calculations and metrics of effectiveness, qualitative research, in its exploration of assumptions, value and opinion, makes possible […]

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The Atlas of New Librarianship

March 23, 2011 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL and MIT Press announce the co-publication of a new title, The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Report Now In Print

January 21, 2011 David Free 0

You asked, we listened! The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is now available for purchase in print through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The 8.5 x 11 paperback volume is perfect for adding to library collections or your professional reading shelf. Keep checking the VAL […]

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ACRLMetics Introductory Pricing

January 20, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL announces the release of ACRLMetrics, a new online service to support evidence-based decision making.Developed by Counting Opinions, it provides unprecedented access to the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey data as well as the biennial National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey data in one […]

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Collection Development in a Changing Environment

January 5, 2011 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of “Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries” (CLIP Note #42), compiled and authored by Susanne K. Clement and Jennifer M. Foy. “Collection Development in a Changing Environment” highlights collection development and management policies for college and university libraries. […]

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Delmas Foundation Grant for RBML Online Archive

December 14, 2010 David Free 0

ACRL has received a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to provide digitized archives of Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship (RBML). The grant provides $3,000 in funding to assist in making volumes 1-12 of RBML, the predecessor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, discoverable […]

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New from ACRL – Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

December 2, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses. Edited by Christopher Hollister, the work is a collection of previously unpublished papers in which contributing authors describe and recommend best practices for creating, developing and teaching credit-bearing information literacy (IL) courses at the college and university level. […]

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2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

November 2, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of 2009 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 […]

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New From ACRL – “Web Research in Academic Libraries”

October 26, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Web Research in Academic Libraries (CLIP Note #41). This exciting new title provides useful information on teaching Web research strategies in information literacy instruction. In the increasingly complex electronic information environment, undergraduates gravitate to the Web for their information needs. Complied by Rebecca Sullivan of […]