November 15-19, 2021, is International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange with these publications, resources, and online offerings from ALA and ACRL that help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.
Check Out a Good Book
ACRL has published an array of books covering the role of academic libraries in international education. Check out a selection of titles below, or browse ACRL’s full publications catalog.
- Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries, edited by Raymond Pun, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, and Kenya S. Flash
- Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses, edited by Michael Stöpel, Livia Piotto, Xan Goodman, and Samantha Godbey
- Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: Building Relationships Across Cultural and Institutional Lines, edited by Jeff Hiroshi Gima and Kara Malenfant
- Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students, edited by Ngoc-Yen Tran and Silke Higgins
- Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners, edited by Leila June Rod-Welch
- The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices, edited by Yelena Luckert with Lindsay Inge Carpenter
Engage with the ACRL Framework
ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond.
The Framework is freely available online and has been translated into multiple languages, including Chinese, French, Italian, Persian, Spanish, and Swedish. Discover ways to use the Framework in instructional settings, as well as share your own activities and teaching resources related to the Framework, with ACRL’s Framework Sandbox.
Looking for a deeper dive? Bring virtual training to your institution or consortium with ACRL’s Engaging with the ACRL Framework online workshop.
Measure Your Impact with Project Outcome for Academic Libraries
Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys—available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic—and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Participating libraries are provided with the resources and training support needed to apply their results and confidently advocate for their library’s future.
Become a Sister Library
Building a partnership with a library in another country means the exchange of knowledge, information, resources, experience, and good ideas on library work. ALA’s Libraries Seeking Sisters program, developed by ALA’s International Relations Round Table Sister Libraries Committee, encourages libraries to seek partnerships with each other. Developing a sister library relationship can be a great opportunity for each library to learn about the work and lives of librarians around the world.
Browse ALA’s list of participating libraries to find partners, or submit your library to the list so others can contact you!
Join ACRL’s International Community
ACRL members are everywhere! With more than 200 personal members and more than 100 organizational members from countries outside the United States, the contributions of ACRL’s international community to academic and research librarianship across the globe are significant. Check out a few of the resources and opportunities available to you outside the United States.
Not a member of ACRL? Join today!