The ACRL Board of Directors approved new Competencies for Academic Library Outreach Work at its October 2023 virtual meeting. Based on a 2022 College & Research Libraries article by Rebecca Metzger and John M. Jackson and developed by a subcommittee of the ACRL University Library Section Academic Outreach Committee, the Competencies for Academic Library Outreach Work defines the most prominent areas of outreach work in academic libraries and provides guidelines specifically for academic librarians and the specific needs of academic library patrons.
The Board also approved updated ACRL/RBMS Guidelines for Loans of Special Collections Materials for Exhibitions and Resource Sharing at its October 2023 virtual meeting. A revised version of the 2012 ACRL/RBMS Guidelines For Interlibrary And Exhibition Loan Of Special Collections Materials, the guidelines address the transfer of original materials for exhibition or research purposes when alternative means of accessing the documents, such as digital facsimiles, photocopies or microfilm are not adequate to their needs or cannot be provided while providing point-by-point guidance through the loan process for borrowing and lending institutions.
All ACRL Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks are freely available on the ACRL website.