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Choice launches tablet app for iPad and Android

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced the release of the new Choice tablet app, which makes Choice magazine available for the  iPad and Android tablets.  Current Choice or Choice Reviews Online subscribers can access the Choice app for free by downloading it from the App Store and Google Play™.

Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars feature makerspaces, open access, ebooks and more

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

New from ACRL - Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries,” edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon.

ACRL releases 'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians.” Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.

2015 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Beard, Beard and Beard

CHICAGO – James B. Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C. Beard have been selected as the 2015 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 “Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf.”

The award was presented during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Clifford Haka, director of libraries at Michigan State University, accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Wendi Arant Kaspar appointed College & Research Libraries editor

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the appointment of Wendi Arant Kaspar to the post of editor for College & Research Libraries (C&RL). Kaspar will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2016.

New ACRL publication focuses on Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of “Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians.” Edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure and Gayle Schaub,” Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts” is an essential resource for instruction librarians interested in promoting critical thinking and engaged learning.

ARL, ACRL, ALA form joint advisory task force to clarify academic library definitions in IPEDS Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CHICAGO — The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) have formed a joint advisory task force to suggest changes to the current definitions and instructions accompanying the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component for FY 2015. The ARL/ACRL task force will work to provide formal recommendations to IPEDS by early July 2015. The task force will offer virtual opportunities to engage and inform the larger community of this work.

Pamela Sandstrom named Choice reference editor

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Pamela Sandstrom has been named reference editor for Choice.  The premier source of reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education, Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

Cynthia Crooker named Choice science and technology editor

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Cynthia Crooker has been named science and technology editor for Choice, effective immediately.  The premier source of reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education, Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.  

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