Association of College and Research Libraries

2019 ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2019.

ACRL releases 'Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future'

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the release of "Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future," prepared for ACRL by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish.

2019 ACRL President’s Program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Hosted by ACRL President Lauren Pressley, this program will take place from 10:30 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, at the Washington Convention Center, Room 146A.

Kellam receives 2019 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Lynda Kellam, data services and government information librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been chosen to receive the 2019 University Libraries Section (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award for her work in creating the webinar series “Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian.”

The $1,000 award and plaque, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Kellam at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

2019 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected six winners, three honorable mentions, and a notable citation for the 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

New from ACRL - “Scholarship in the Sandbox”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work,” edited by Amy S. Jackson, Cindy Pierard, and Suzanne M. Schadl.

U.S. Department of Education Seeks Comments on IPEDS Changes by May 20

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Education has issued a request for comments on planned changes to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys, which include the Academic Libraries component. The 60-day Federal Register notice (docket ED–2019–ICCD–0028) was published on March 20, and the public comment period ends May 20.  

The following important changes to the Academic Libraries component are planned to go into effect during the next three-year cycle:

Academic librarians 'Recasting the Narrative' at ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland

CHICAGO – More than 4,000 librarians, exhibitors and guests convened in Cleveland to reflect and rethink the role of academic librarians in a changing and challenging society.

With the theme “Recasting the Narrative,” the ACRL 2019 Conference, presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), was held April 10-13 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The conference attracted 3,335 onsite attendees, along with 1,033 exhibitors, to Cleveland. There were also 337 additional attendees participating remotely through the Virtual Conference.

2019 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Karlen and Pellack

CHICAGO – Douglas Karlen, research soil scientist (retired) at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and Lorraine Pellack, head of the University Library research services department at Iowa State University, have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences for their article “Iowa Crop Variety Yield Testing: A History and Annotated Bibliography.”

Cawthorne elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO -  Jon E. Cawthorne, dean of the Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. He will become president-elect following the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and assume the presidency in July 2020 for a one-year term.