Association of College and Research Libraries

New from ACRL - “Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts,” edited by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Elizabeth Galoozis, and Rebecca Halpern.

Choice launches Patron Driven podcast

MIDDLETOWN, CT - This week Choice launches a new five-episode podcast called Patron Driven. The series combines interviews and storytelling to spotlight the breakthrough programs, hard-won advocacy, and community connections—including the personalities behind them—that are achieved in academic libraries across academe.

Volunteer for ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force by June 30

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research LIbraries (ACRL) Board of Directors approved the establishment of the Diversity Alliance (DA) Task Force. The Diversity Alliance Task Force will oversee the ACRL Diversity Alliance program and will be tasked to carry out the recommendations from the current oversight task force, whose terms expire in June 2020, to grow and develop the program.

New from ACRL - “The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices in Academic Libraries"

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices in Academic Libraries," edited by Joan D. Ruelle. The book provides case studies, examples, and discussion of how academic libraries can create successful partnerships to contribute to the integration of high-impact practices on their campuses, and ways to execute these practices well.

‘Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries’ COVID-19 Response Survey’ webinar on June 12 to explore results, trends, and reopening practices

CHICAGO — The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the ALA Chapter Relations and Public Policy & Advocacy offices, with support from United for Libraries, will present the free webinar “Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response Survey” on Friday, June 12, 1-2 p.m. Central. Register at www.ala.org/united/survey.

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: A Year in the Field

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries in spring 2019. A year later, we are pleased to announce the publication of a report on its development and first year of use in the field.

ACRL, ARL, ODLOS, and PLA announce joint cultural competencies task force

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), and the Public Library Association (PLA) announce the formation of the Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force. 

The task force is charged to create a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity that can be used in public and academic libraries through:

New from ACRL - “Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries,” edited by Stephanie Crowe and Eva Sclippa. The title explores the ways in which today’s array of games and gaming techniques can be used in academic library instruction, programming, and outreach initiatives. 

Julie Garrison elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO ⎯ Julie Garrison, dean of University Libraries at Western Michigan University, has been elected Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect in July 2020 and assume the presidency in July 2021 for a one-year term.

Jessica Brangiel, electronic resources management librarian at Swarthmore College, and Toni Anaya, interim coordinator of user experience and associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large.