College Libraries Section

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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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CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

The College Libraries Section's Innovation in College Librarianship Award recognizes college librarians and staff who demonstrate successful introduction of innovation in their library through a new idea, method, project, or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and overall works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college's mission.

The award is presented at the CLS Friday Fest at the ALA Annual Conference. Administration of the award is conducted by the Leadership Committee and strives to offer a monetary award from a sponsor identified by CLS.

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: 6 August 2015
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