The March 2008 issue on C&RL News is now available online and in the mail. A big challenge facing college and university libraries today is raising awareness and changing perceptions of what we have to offer. The library must work to compete with a wide variety of education and entertainment options for the attention of potential users. Creative marketing is one way to raise awareness of libraries across the campus community.
In this month’s issue, Elizabeth M. Karle of St. Mary’s College addresses “Invigorating the academic library experience” through outreach and programming. She details five successful programs that worked to raise the profile of her library with students and faculty.
Producing programming can often lead to opportunities to work with groups outside the library. At Miami University of Ohio, the library collaborated with campus and community organizations in hosting a well-received Japanese cultural festival. Stacy Brinkman and Frances Weinstein Yates write about this unique experience in their article “Promoting partnership” and provide tips for creating successful collaborative programs of any type.
Richard Fyffe and William C. Welburn write about potential partnerships of a different kind in “ETDs, scholarly communication, and campus collaboration.” Fyffe and Welburn examine the challenges, opportunities, and potential benefits of ETD programs across the campus community in this month’s scholarly communication article.
To help you better prepare for the upcoming ALA election, the ACRL Board of Directors asked the two candidates for ALA President to respond to a set of questions about their candidacies and vision for the association. The responses from Camila Alire and J. Linda Williams are available in this issue. A list of ACRL members running for ALA Council is also provided. Make sure to vote in the election, beginning March 14.
Make sure to check out all of the other great content this month, including profiles of some of the 2008 ACRL award winner such as Dr. Peter Hernon of Simmons College, ACRL’s 2008 Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year. Enjoy!
ACRL honors the 2008 award winners – Megan Griffin
Invigorating the academic library experience – Elizabeth M. Karle
Promoting partnership – Stacy Brinkman and Frances Weinstein Yates
ETDs, scholarly communication and campus collaboration (Scholarly Communication)- Richard Fyffe and William C. Welburn
Meet the candidates (For ALA President) – Camila A. Alire and J. Linda Williams
ACRL members running for ALA Council
Global voices, global visions (Internet Resources) – John H. Barnett
ACRL Board of Directors’ actions, January 2008
Vote yes to approve changes to ACRL bylaws– ACRL Board of Directors
A letter from ACRL President Julie Todaro
In the News
News from the Field
Grants and Acquisitions
People in the News
Job Openings/Classified Ads