ACRL-CHOICE Webinar Program

For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Mullen, 860-347-6933 x124

ACRL-CHOICE Webinar Program Is in Bloom for Spring/Summer 2014,  with Stimulating Topics and Speakers of Interest to Today’s Academic Libraries

Middletown, CT – April 2, 2014  The ACRL-Choice webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers, and other experts who serve their market is back  with an exciting new roster of topics and speakers discussing issues pertinent to today’s academic library landscape.
Launched one year ago, the program was kicked off with an exploration of the library of the future, featuring the University of Washington Information School’s Joe Janes, author of the Rowman & Littlefield title Library 2020.  This first webinar for ACRL-Choice proved as stimulating as its topic, with over 500 participants attending the program.  Following it were popular sessions on topics including navigating the digital landscape, open access, research trends, and e-books in academic libraries, with sponsors including EBSCO, ProQuest, SAGE, Springer, and Elsevier.  Content providers as well as librarians and other library professionals are enjoying the unique forum the ACRL-Choice webinars provide to discuss subjects meaningful in today’s academic library world.

Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars will cover a wide gamut of new topics important to academic libraries, including:

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2 p.m. ET – The Radically Common Phenomena Called Language: How the Human Mind Creates and Acquires It – sponsored by Mango Languages.
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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2 p.m. ET – Resource Description and Access (RDA): Its Application in Our Current Environment – sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.
    To register for this webinar, click here:

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2 p.m. ET – Expert Databases: Explore Key Databases for Your Institution from the Researcher’s Perspective, sponsored by Springer.
    To register for this webinar, click here:

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2 p.m. ET The Everyday Importance of STEM: How Learning about Science and Technology Can Promote Success in All Aspects of Our Lives, sponsored by McGraw-Hill.
    To register for this webinar, click here:

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2 p.m. ET – Introduction to the NEW, sponsored by Routledge.
    To register for this webinar, click here:

       The ACRL-Choice webinars are a unique opportunity for discussion among vendors, publishers, authors, and an unmatched academic library audience of ACRL members and Choice users and fans.  Structured as 60- minute, live, interactive webinars, the program offers an unprecedented way for libraries to learn about new ideas, developments, and products, and to actively participate in discussions with companies that serve their market.  It also allows sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback from the academic library community.
For further information on becoming an ACRL-Choice webinar sponsor, please contact Pam Marino,  
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About ACRL
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is the higher education association for academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to advancing learning and transforming scholarship and enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community.
About Choice
Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, Choice has been the premier review journal for scholarly publications for 50 years and is the leading North American source for reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources.