Keeping Up With…

 

Keeping Up With… is an online current awareness publication from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education. Each edition focuses on a single issue including an introduction to the topic and summaries of key points, including implications for academic libraries.

Each issue of Keeping Up With... is send via email to ACRL members. Non-members can visit our email subscription page to sign up to receive Keeping Up With… and a variety of other ACRL awareness publications including the ACRL Update newsletter and table of contents alerts for C&RL and C&RL News.

Keeping Up With... Editions

October 2014 - Learning Analytics

August 2014 - Net Neutrality

June 2014 - Patron Driven Acquisitions

May 2014 - Financial Literacy

April 2014 - Digital Writing in the College Classroom

March 2014 - MOOCs

February 2014 - Augmented Reality

January 2014 - Altmetrics

October 2013 - Visual Literacy

September 2013 - Digital Badges for Instruction

July 2013 - Flipped Classrooms

June 2013 - Big Data

May 2013 - Gamification

April 2013 - Digital Humanities

Instructions For Authors

ACRL accepts topic submissions for Keeping Up With... on a rolling basis. Please contact David Free at dfree@ala.org with topic ideas. If you topic is accepted, please prepare your submission according to the following guidelines.

Length: Approximately 1,000 – 1,200 words, including notes and author information.

Byline Information: Please provide byline information for all authors in the following format - NAME is JOB TITLE at INSTITUTION, email: EMAIL ADDRESS.

Coverage: Keeping Up With… provides executive summary-style current awareness information on hot topics in academic librarianship and higher education.

Organization/ Format: Content should be presented with the following elements - 1 to 2 paragraph introduction to/ summary of the topic including why it is relevant to today’s academic and research librarian, brief (1 paragraph preferred) summaries of 3-5 points providing more detail on elements of/ issues in the topic (present with a one sentence bullet point-style summary of the issue followed by content), a 1 paragraph conclusion, notes. The word count can be spread across the elements at the author(s) discretion.

Style: Style content according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Graphics: Please include any graphics that illustrate your main points such as organization, website, or publication logos. Please supply these to us in JPG format and forward written permission from the copyright holder. Images should be 300dpi when possible.

A/V Content: The creation of audio-video content such as an audio interview or brief video on the topic is encouraged. Consult with the series editor on format and delivery.

Submission: The document should be sent in Microsoft Word as an e-mail attachment or shared as a Google Doc. Graphics should be sent as separate jpg attachments, not embedded into the document.

Contact David Free at dfree@ala.org for more information or with questions.