CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and its Choice publishing unit have announced the launch of a new mobile app. The ACRL-Choice app delivers to academic and research librarians the latest collection- and professional-development content, along with ACRL and Choice news and information, in one accessible, mobile-friendly format.
“Mobile access to information is more important than ever in today’s fast paced, on-the-go world” said ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis. “We are delighted to bring ACRL and Choice content into the app space to better reach and serve our members along with the academic and research library community.”
Freely available and continuously updated, the new ACRL-Choice app offers the following features:
· The latest ACRL and Choice news and information, including content from the ACRLog and ACRL Insider blogs, along with Choice’s Ask an Archivist and community college editorial features.
· Collection-development topics and titles of interest pulled from Choice’s Hot Topics, Editors’ Picks, LibGuides, and the ACI Scholarly Blog Index.
· A variety of professional-development offerings, including archives of ACRL-Choice webinars and information on ACRL e-Learning programs.
"We are excited to have Choice and ACRL teams working together on this new tool,” added Choice Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings. “The ACRL-Choice app provides academic librarians with the information they need in a convenient mobile format to make their professional lives easier."
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl,and Twitter at @ala_acrl.
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 for over 50 years been the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Please visit Choice at www.choice360.org for more information.