Association of College and Research Libraries

ACRL 2015: Portland, Oregon, center stage for discussion on the value of academic and research libraries

CHICAGO – Campus libraries today are vibrant and exciting places, in large part due to the contributions of tech-savvy academic and research librarians. With the volume of information available on the Web expanding exponentially, university and college students, faculty and staff are relying more on academic libraries and librarians to guide them toward accurate and reliable information, as well as use that information to further their own learning and academic success.   

Goebel wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Nancy Goebel, head librarian at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, is the winner of the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship.

A plaque will be presented to Goebel at the WGSS program on Monday, June 29, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Phelps wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Connie Phelps, librarian, services department, chair at the University of New Orleans, has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

A plaque will be presented to Phelps at the WGSS program on Monday, June 29, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

ACRL releases New Roles for the Road Ahead

CHICAGO — As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary” authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven J. Bell, associate university librarian at Temple University, Lorcan Dempsey, vice-president of OCLC research and chief strategist, and Barbara Fister, academic librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Northern Iowa’s Comic Con Committee receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — Melinda Beland, Angie Cox, Melissa Gevaert, Anna Hollingsworth and Linda McLaury, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the RodCon 2015 program.

This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community.

Chandler named 2015 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO — Katharine C. Chandler, reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, has been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Whimsical Penwork: The Carthusian Graduals of the Chartreuse de Champmol.”

Drabinski receives 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO — Emily Drabinski, coordinator of instruction at Long Island University-Brooklyn, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her article “Toward a Kairos of Library Instruction,” published in 2014 by The Journal of Academic Librarianship. The award recognizes an outstanding publication related to library instruction published in the past two years.

Keba, Schofield and Segno win 2015 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Michelle Keba, Michael Schofield and Jamie Segno, all of Nova Southeastern University, have been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the software, Library Learn, which hosts instructional videos for using library resources. Keba is reference and instructional librarian II, Schofield is Web services librarian and Segno is reference/outreach librarian II.

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