ACRL Publications Catalog
ACRL publishes a range of monographs to assist academic librarians in developing their professional careers, managing their institutions, and increasing their awareness of developments in librarianship.
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ACRL titles chronological by release date
by Patricia Steele, David Cronrath, Sandra Parsons Vicchio, and Nancy Fried Foster
describes the evolution of one possible future for academic libraries: as laboratories for cross-disciplinary investigation...”
The complete data set from ACRL's comprehensive statistics-gathering project encompassing all academic libraries...
edited by Daniel C. Mack and Gary W. White
examines how academic libraries assess liaison activities and offers recommendations for documenting the impact of programs and services...”
by Kevin L. Smith
Balance of theoretical background and practical application designed to appeal to both those who want a quick discussion of potential approaches and those who prefer to know “why...”
Also available as an Open Access publication from ACRL!
by Christopher V. Hollister
The most complete reference source available for librarians who need or desire to publish in the professional literature....
by Courtney Greene McDonald
30 hands-on strategies and practical suggestions to enable you to begin transforming your library, library services, and even your personal practice to be more responsive, effective and user-centered today....
Edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby
Serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding how librarians are perceived.......
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Edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild
Step-by-step guidelines for implementing tested approaches to embedded librarianship...
Edited by Mary Snyder Broussard, Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, and Jessica Urick Oberlin
Explores the adaptation of formative assessment theory into something that works for the library one-shot and more advanced instructor-librarian collaborations...
Edited by Elizabeth Leonard and Erin McCaffrey
A blueprint for embedding academic librarians in online environments...
by John D. Shank
Demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating educational interactive Open Educational Resources into courses...
Edited by Nancy Fried Foster
Presents the results of further ethnographic projects within the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries...
Fifth Guide of the series focuses on the needs of the adult learner, and helping librarians and library staff design for takeaway value, learner engagement, and learning transfer...
Edited by Michael J. Krasulski, Jr. and Trevor A. Dawes
Access services departments in academic libraries are literally and metaphorically at the front line of 21st century academic librarianship...
Edited by Danielle Theiss and Diane Kovacs
Shares vivid examples of how academic librarians, inspired by the writings of noted library leader and blogger Barbara Fister...
Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley
Presents concepts, experiments, collaborations, and strategies at the crossroads of the fields of scholarly communication and information literacy.
By Mary Ann Mavrinac and Kim Stymest
Provides helpful tips, a leadership focus tool, and insight that will encourage new information professionals to seek out mentoring partners.
Edited by Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne R. Davidson
Provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering, and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand and apply the Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology into curriculum design and ongoing instruction.
Edited by Daniel C. Mack and Craig Gibson
Offers multiple perspectives on transforming academic library programs, collections, and services to meet transformational challenges for higher education.
Edited by Rebecca Ann Bartlett
The OATs are the best of the best in scholarly publishing for undergraduates....
by John M. Budd
Completely revised, enhanced, and updated edition of John M. Budd’s The Changing Academic Library (PIL # 56, 2005)...
Edited by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba
Includes 47 cases describing successful programs with unique and rare materials using archival approaches and methodologies...
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong, Editors
Explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities...
Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson and Courtney Bruch, Editors
The latest in ACRL's Publications in Librarianship series..
Rita Kohrman, editor
Provides practical applications for curriculum material center (CMC) operations that focus on the fundamental needs of students, faculty and current teachers...
Edited by Pamela A. Jackson and Patrick Sullivan
Describes over a dozen exciting projects that support the success of international students studying at academic institutions
Edited by Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.
The first such book intended specifically to address security in special collection libraries...
by Jason Puckett
Introduces Zotero and presents it in the context of bibliography managers and open source software...
Compiled and Edited by Eleonora Dubicki
Provides information on strategic planning efforts of college libraries including documents created by those planning efforts...
Edited by Cassandra Kvenild and Kaijsa Calkins
This first book-length treatment of embedded librarianship showcases strategies for successfully embedding librarians and library services across higher education...
Nancy Fried Foster, Katie Clark, Kornelia Tancheva, and Rebekah Kilzer, editors
Report on key findings of the user research that was done at Cornell University, Ohio State University, the University of Rochester, and Yale University...
Douglas Cook and Lesley Farmer, editors
Explains the basic tenets of qualitative research in an easily understandable fashion, and details action research projects...
Dawn M. Mueller, editor
Proceedings from the ACRL 2011 Conference: Declaration of Interdependence
R. David Lankes
Describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning...
Visit the companion website at: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/ for more information
S. David Mash
Study of the often surprising decision making process at five American universities that built new libraries at the dawn of the 21st century
Compiled and Authored by Susanne K. Clement and Jennifer M. Foy
The first all digital ClipNote publication... also the first ClipNote to use excerpts, many of which are hyperlinked, from more than 60 libraries...
Christopher V. Hollister
Contributors discuss useful and effective methods for developing, teaching, assessing, and marketing credit-bearing information literacy courses...
Edited by Scott Walter and Karen Williams
Provides an overview of the changing dynamics entailed in recruiting and retaining academic library professionals...
By Megan Oakleaf
Review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries...
Compiled by Rebecca Sullivan
Provides information on teaching Web Research strategies in information literacy instruction...
by Christopher Stewart
The first comprehensive study of planning and construction of academic library buildings completed entirely in the new century...
Edited by William Welburn, Janice Welburn and Beth McNeil
Provides a framework for opening dialogue and incorporating advocacy by exploring opportunities for advocacy and focusing on the world of civic engagement as well as the role of librarians as advocates on campus...
Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Nancy K. Dennis
Offers readers practical approaches on preparing for a disaster by creating a plan, responding to an emergency, and the intricacies of recovering from a disaster...
Phillipa Brown, SPHR, and M. Sue Baughman
A series offering practical skill and knowledge development on workplace issues
Courtney Greene, Missy Roser, and Elizabeth Ruane
Approaches the creation of a mobile-optimized library Web site as a process rather than simply as a product...
A qualitative and quantitative assessment and research study of the paths and experiences of librarians whose duties include serving diverse cultures...
John M. Budd
Presents a complete examination of the cognitive aspects of students’ perceptions and uses of information. Examples that can be adapted for courses or class sessions are an integral part of the book.
Mary M. Somerville
Presents a framework for comprehensive redesign of library organizations using workplace examples illustrating the efficacy of collaborative information practices orchestrated by inclusive leadership principles.
Compiled by Marcia Thomas and Anke Voss and edited by Marcia Thomas
Provides information on disaster and emergency response planning and management to assist librarians in the creation and updates of emergency response plans.
Ryan L. Sittler and Douglas Cook
A collection of “learning recipes,” each of which includes a plan for conducting a specific type of learning session and which indicates how the recipe reflects specific ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Kathleen A. Johnson and Steven R. Harris
A collection of essays that explores the relationship between information literacy and literary research...
Designed to help individuals develop the skills they need to influence peers, library administrators, college and university faculty, students, and external stakeholders.
Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University (A Research Report)
Presents findings from an environmental scan conducted at Ohio University, which investigated the convergence of students, libraries, and emerging information, communication, and academic tools. Also available as a digital download
Compiled by the Curriculum Materials Centers Directory Ad Hoc Committee of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section
The 6th edition of this directory lists and describes curriculum materials centers or collections at institutions that responded to an electronic questionnaire sent out in the spring of 2007...
Martina Malvasi, Catherine Rudowsky, and Jesus M. Valencia
Responding to conversations about library use, library anxiety, Millennials, and alternate modes of teaching, two librarians at Bailey Library at SRU researched solutions..
Marie L. Radford and Pamela Snelson, editors
Updates traditional topics that have undergone exceptional, and in some cases, unexpected change since 1990 as well as reaching into new areas that have developed...
Amy Harris and Scott E. Rice, Editors
Describes issues related to games as a collection format, the cataloging and circulation of games, the use of games to market the library and the use of games to help students achieve information literacy...
Christine Susan Bruce
By noted Australian learning theorist, Christine Bruce. Provides a unique perspective on helping students become successful learners in fluid and fast moving information environments...
Sarah K. Steiner and M. Leslie Madden, editors
Provides inspiration for potential reference services at your library; each chapter provides an introduction to an innovative service concept and an annotated list of sources for additional research...
Doug Cook and Ryan L. Sittler, editors
Cases cover the broad spectrum of education from behavioral to cognitive to constructivist. Each chapter is grounded in the educational and library literature and explores the potential of using pedagogical approaches which closely match instructional aims...
The first of a new occasional series published by ACRL. This series will provide practical guidance on workplace and professional issues...
Christopher N. Cox and Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, editors
Designed primarily for librarians new to teaching or management of information literacy instruction, but also serves as a one-stop refresher source on key topics for more experienced librarians
Patricia Keogh and Rachel Crowley, compilers
Developed to serve as a resource for those who create or update academic library and campus copyright policies
Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, compilers
Showcases the array of online information literacy programs that have cropped up across the country. Includes a vast spectrum of program types, starting with the broad breakdown of tutorials and credit courses...
Annotated bibliography on racial and ethnic diversity in librarianship. Includes new areas of study such as gender issues and white privilege. Contains over 80 years of the profession’s earliest training initiatives and current best practices. Available as a free, digital publication only!
Nancy Fried Foster and Susan Gibbons, editors
Provides a view into the groundbreaking application of ethnographic tools and techniques to the understanding of undergraduate students and their use of information...*Also available as a digital publication (PDF: 2,643 KB)
Kaetrena D. Davis
Chronological, annotated bibliography showing the evolution of issues concerning undergraduate and graduate international students in American academic libraries...
*Also available as a digital publication (PDF: 2,023 KB)
Doreen Kopycinski and Kimberley Sando, compilers
Based on survey found in the 1995 User Surveys in College Libraries to allow for an historical comparison...
Vera Stepchyshyn and Robert S. Nelson, compilers
Study gathers data and documents from small college libraries and presents them for the reader’s consideration when examining the issue of student plagiarism and its relationship to the college library...
Doug Cook and Natasha Cooper, editors
Based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed. Includes descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes, and teaching resources...
Craig Gibson, editor
Addresses information literacy in a framework inspired by higher education scholarship and dialogue as it relates to student engagement...
James K. Elmborg and Sheril Hook, editors
Examines the potentials inherent in partnerships between libraries and writing centers...