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2015 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Beard, Beard and Beard

CHICAGO – James B. Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C. Beard have been selected as the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences for “Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf.”

The award was presented during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Clifford Haka, director of libraries at Michigan State University, accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Wendi Arant Kaspar appointed College & Research Libraries editor

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the appointment of Wendi Arant Kaspar to the post of editor for College & Research Libraries (C&RL). Kaspar will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2016.

New ACRL publication focuses on Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of “Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians.” Edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure and Gayle Schaub,” Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts” is an essential resource for instruction librarians interested in promoting critical thinking and engaged learning.

ARL, ACRL, ALA form joint advisory task force to clarify academic library definitions in IPEDS Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CHICAGO — The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) have formed a joint advisory task force to suggest changes to the current definitions and instructions accompanying the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component for FY 2015. The ARL/ACRL task force will work to provide formal recommendations to IPEDS by early July 2015. The task force will offer virtual opportunities to engage and inform the larger community of this work.

Pamela Sandstrom named Choice reference editor

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Pamela Sandstrom has been named reference editor for Choice.  The premier source of reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education, Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

Cynthia Crooker named Choice science and technology editor

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — Cynthia Crooker has been named science and technology editor for Choice, effective immediately.  The premier source of reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education, Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.  

Irene M.H. Herold elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO — Irene M. H. Herold, university librarian at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco and assume the presidency in July 2016 for a one-year term.

Beth McNeil, associate dean of the Purdue University Libraries, and Lori J. Ostapowicz-Critz, head of the faculty engagement department at the Georgia Institute of Technology, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large.

2015 RBMS Leab Exhibition award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and two honorable mentions for the 2015 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

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