Association of College and Research Libraries

ACRL 2019 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2019 Conference, “Recasting the Narrative” to be held April 10- 13, in Cleveland, Ohio. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s three thought-provoking speakers, who also double as award-winning journalists, authors and cartoonists.  

Opening Keynote, April 10, 2019 – Michele Norris, Journalist

ACRL releases Shaping the Campus Conversation on Student Learning and Experience: Activating the Results of Assessment in Action

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Shaping the Campus Conversation on Student Learning and Experience: Activating the Results of Assessment in Action.” This publication provides, in a single and comprehensive work, the story of ACRL’s Assessment in Action program—the context surrounding its development, findings of the team-based assessment projects, insights about the program results, refl

ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grant recipients

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2018.

2018 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 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Hosted by ACRL President Cheryl A. Middleton, this program will take place from 10:30 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 291-292.

ACRL releases Framing Information Literacy six-volume set

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the six-volume “Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice,” book number 73 in ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship series. Edited by Mary K. Oberlies and Janna Mattson, these books are collections of lesson plans grounded in learning theory, each volume devoted to one of the six frames of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

2018 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners for the 2018 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

Karen Munro elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO - Karen Munro, associate dean of libraries, learning, and research services at Simon Fraser University, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans and assume the presidency in July 2019 for a one-year term.

Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018 University Libraries Section (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. Halaychik and Maynor are both co-founders and co-directors of The Collective, a professional library gathering dedicated to reinventing the library conference landscape.

ACRL program proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

For the second year, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

ACRL selects consultants for new research environment and scholarly communication system project

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected the team of Rebecca R. Kennison (Principal, K|N Consultants Ltd.) and Nancy L. Maron (Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC) to design, develop, and deliver a new report on effective and promising practices within the research environment and scholarly communication system and identify areas where further research is needed.