Association of College and Research Libraries

2018 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Naugatuck Valley Community College Max R. Traurig Library, Waterbury, Connecticut; State University of New York, College at Geneseo Milne Library, Geneseo, New York; and Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, Virginia.

David W. Lewis named 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, is the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 2018 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

Choice publishes white paper on new directions for institutional repositories

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice is pleased to announce the publication of the first in a series of occasional white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This first paper, “The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape,” offers a look into the current state of and future prospects for institutional repositories, a particularly timely topic in light of the recent upheaval in the landscape. 

ACRL announces Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship recipients

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2018. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each support librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

The selection committee chose six proposals in this round of applications. They are:

ACRL releases Financial Management in Academic Libraries: Data-Driven Planning and Budgeting

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Financial Management in Academic Libraries: Data-Driven Planning and Budgeting” by Robert E. Dugan and Peter Hernon, which explores the connection between financial management and accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability, and demonstrates how to capture them in a realistic, data-supported budget.

2018 Academic Library Impact Research Grants

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each.

ACRL releases The Fun of Motivation: Crossing the Threshold Concepts

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Fun of Motivation: Crossing the Threshold Concepts” by Mary Francis, book number 71 in ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship series. This innovative book combines theory with specific lesson plans and assessment options to help readers explore, implement, and assess this powerful means of motivation.

ACRL releases Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts” edited by Samantha Godbey, Susan Beth Wainscott, and Xan Goodman.

Academic library workers invited to free dialogue and deliberation workshop at Midwinter 2018

The American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Librarians (ACRL) and National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) will offer a free one-day workshop to teach academic librarians how to convene and facilitate community conversations on issues of importance to their communities and the nation.