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Bluemle receives 2019 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Stefanie R. Bluemle, research and instruction librarian and instruction coordinator at Augustana College, 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 “Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election,” published in 2018 by portal: Libraries & the Academy.

Nelson receives 2019 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant

CHICAGO – Jennifer K. Nelson, reference librarian at the Robbins Collection, University of California-Berkeley School of Law, has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Iucundum mihi est reperiri typographum: A Case Study of an Early Modern Publishing Success Story.”

New from ACRL - “Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses,” edited by Angela Pashia and Jessica Critten. The collection examines how critical pedagogy and critical information literacy can be applied in specific lesson plans and throughout a credit-bearing course.   

Luiz wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Laura Luiz, reference librarian at Bakersfield College, has been chosen to receive the 2019 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award for her Get Out the BC Vote program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Luiz at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Garczynski named 2019 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Joyce Garczynski, assistant university librarian for development and communications at Towson University, is the recipient of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

John Price Wilkin wins 2019 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick named 2019 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, associate librarian at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster Medford Library, is the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 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.

2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pa.; The College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho; and Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by ACRL and GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, the award recognizes the staff of a college, community college, and university library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

ALA announces 2019 Policy Corps members

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s strategic goals.

New from ACRL, “Motivating Students on a Time Budget”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction,” edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby, a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques that utilize motivational strategies and pedagogies to help keep students engaged.