ACRL Updates, Fall 2013

WESS Newsletter

Fall 2013, Vol. 37, No. 1

Call for Award Nominations
Excellence in Academic Libraries Award
$3,000 and a plaque
Sponsored by YBP Library Services

Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
$5,000 and a plaque
Sponsored by YBP Library Services

Information for many other award opportunities may be obtained on the ACRL website or by contacting Chase Ollis at (312) 280-2521 or
DEADLINE: December 6, 2013

Apply for ACRL Immersion ’14 (Teacher and Program Tracks)
ACRL is currently accepting applications for the Information Literacy Immersion ’14 Program (Teacher and Program tracks) to be held July 20-25, 2014 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Immersion ’14 provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians. Immersion allows you to embrace your educational role by embarking on a path of teacher development and pedagogical inquiry in a community of practice for academic librarians devoted to collaborative learning, individual renewal, and instructional effectiveness.

Acceptance to Immersion ’14 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Complete program and track details, along with application materials, are available online. The application deadline is December 6, 2013 and notifications will be issued in February 2014. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or e-mail

Bring the ACRL Standards Workshop to You
Bring the one-day workshop, “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action,” to your campus or consortia. The workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country upon request. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion, and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact. Contact Margot Conahan, Manager of Professional Development, at; 312-280-2522, to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

ACRL 2015
Submit a proposal for ACRL 2015! The Call for Participation will be available November 2013.
Watch the ACRL website for details!