ACRL Updates, Spring 2019

WESS Newsletter

Spring 2019, Vol. 42, No. 2

ACRL Books

ACRL publishes a range of books to assist academic librarians in developing their professional careers, managing their institutions, and increasing their awareness of developments in librarianship, providing timely, thought-provoking, and practical content and research to academic and research librarians worldwide. Some recent titles:

Interested in writing for ACRL? Contact Erin Nevius, ACRL’s Content Strategist, for more information, or visit ACRL Publishing to learn more about our book publishing program and submit a proposal.

Move your library forward with an ACRL RoadShow!

Bring a local, in-person professional development to your campus, chapter, or consortium worldwide. Led by expert presenters, ACRL’s one-day RoadShow workshops engage participants and help academic and research libraries tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. Current workshop topics include:

  • Assessment in Action
  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework
  • Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy
  • Research Data Management
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Using the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

For more information about each of these workshops, including program descriptions, sample schedules, and a list of presenters, visit ACRL Roadshows.

ACRL Preconference at 2019 ALA Annual Conference: RoadShow on the Hill

Join ACRL in Washington, DC, for the full-day preconference Building your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into your Liaison Work, an ACRL RoadShow offered in conjunction with the 2019 ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day preconference will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers.
Complete details, including a full program description, learning outcomes, and registration materials, are available online.

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries

ACRL recently launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries, a free toolkit is designed to help academic libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services. It provides simple surveys and tools for measuring and analyzing outcomes.
The toolkit includes:

  • Quick and simple surveys
  • Easy-to-use survey management portal
  • Ready-made and customizable data reports
  • Interactive data dashboards
  • Resources and training
  • Peer discussion boards

Learn more and sign up!