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The purpose of the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries is to advance college librarianship and encourage the development of library services in baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. CLS is a nimble, responsive section that engages in conversation, connection, collaboration, and celebration for librarians who serve primarily undergraduate and teaching-focused institutions. 

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News & Announcements

CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, reference and instruction librarians at Penn State-Abington, have been named the 2017 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the Research Parties and TED Talk as Research Inspiration programs.

This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community. The award will be presented during a CLS event at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

CLS Members Feature: A Day in the Life of a CLS Member

Learn more about your CLS Colleagues by visiting our regular feature, A Day in the Life of a CLS MemberCurrent CLS members share their thoughts about their work, librarianship, and their membership in CLS. Nominate yourself or a colleague to be featured today!


CLS logo Last Update: 20 February 2017
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