Professional Tools

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ACRL offers resources in a wide variety of areas. Please visit each area for a full listing of web offerings.

Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries
Resource guide was created by ACRL to support the academic and research library community during global public health crises.

Academic Library Building Design 
Resources for architects, planners, and librarians embarking on the planning and design of libraries for higher education

Communication and Idea Sharing
Various methods to connect with others in the ACRL community.

Consulting Services
ACRL consulting services can help plan, design, and facilitate organization processes and events to help your library innovate, lead, and thrive as a partner in your campus community

Index to Section Created Resources
ACRL's 17 sections regularly work on projects that result in valuable resources that benefit the profession. This page was developed to provide comprehensive access to the many offerings available online.

JobLIST
Your #1 source for careers in Library & Information Science and Technology.

Personnel - New Job Descriptions
An ACRL Task Force updated CUPA-HR's listing of academic library position descriptions and welcomes review of its work thus far.

Project Outcome
This free toolkit is designed to help academic libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The standardized surveys allow libraries to aggregate their outcome data and analyze trends over time by service topic and program type. Training and resources are provided to participating libraries so they can use data-driven results to advocate for their library.

Recruiting to the Profession
Information on the recruitment and retention issue and resources to help you increase awareness of the academic and research library profession on your campus and in your community.

TechConnect (offsite)
For your convenience, we've identified all the the ACRL events, professional development opportunities, publications, articles, podcasts, and communities that are technology-related. Visit ACRL TechConnect frequently to see what's new.

Toolkits
Helpful tools for your to use in your job.