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New Draft Diversity Standards

April 28, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee (REDC) has developed a draft for a new association standard, Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries. The committee is currently soliciting comments on the draft standard. Review the draft on the ACRL Standards and Guidelines website and send feedback to REDC Vice-Chair […]

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RBMS Guidelines for Borrowing and Lending Review

April 4, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL/ RBMS Task Force for the Guidelines for Borrowing and Lending Special Collections Materials solicits final comments on the ACRL/RBMS Guidelines for Interlibrary and Exhibition Loan of Special Collections Materials. The Task Force has been working for a year and a half to review, update, and revise the 2004 […]

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Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Revision

March 8, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

In 2009,  ACRL 2009-2010 President Lori Goetsch charged a Task Force to review and revise the 2004 ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. For more than a year, we have been reading relevant library, higher education and accreditation documents, surveying academic library directors to understand how the current ACRL […]

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Visual Literacy, Information Literacy Programs Standards Review

February 22, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group has a task force developing visual literacy standards and has a public draft of the standards available for review. The task force is seeking comments before completing final revisions and submitting the standards for approval. The draft of the standard is available on the […]

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Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries Revision

January 28, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL Instruction Section has a task force working to revise the ACRL “Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries” and would welcome your input. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors in June 2003, the guidelines assist academic and research librarians in preparing and developing effective instructional programs. Review […]

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ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services

May 12, 2009 David Free 0

As distance and online learning options are becoming more popular and more important, it is important that distant students receive the library support they need. To help provide library support for distant students and to help promote academic quality in distance learning programs, the ACRL Board of Directors recently approved […]

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RBMS Seeks Comment on Access Statement

March 6, 2009 David Free 0

The latest version of the ALA/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections is now available under the “News & Events” section of the RBMS home page. This statement was originally approved in 1979, and a revision was approved in 1994. For over two decades […]