Association of College and Research Libraries

Explore a post-literate future with 'Beyond Literacy'

CHICAGO; TORONTO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Ontario Library Association (OLA) announce the online publication of “Beyond Literacy” by Michael Ridley of the University of Guelph. “Beyond Literacy” is an interactive, serialized online thought experiment exploring the demise of literacy and the rise of other capabilities, capacities or tools that will effectively and advantageously displace reading and writing.

Apply now for ACRL Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL website.  The application deadline is Dec. 7, 2012.

ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference, Cyber Zed Shed, poster, roundtable proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting Cyber Zed Shed presentation, poster session, roundtable discussion and Virtual Conference webcast proposal submissions for the ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Submit proposals via the ACRL 2013 website by Nov. 9, 2012.

ACRL seeks nominations for 2013 awards

CHICAGO — For more than three-quarters of a century, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has been committed to celebrating the achievements of academic and research librarians through the presentation of awards, grants and fellowships. With almost $35,000 donated annually by corporate sponsors, ACRL has and will continue to nominate, select and honor the very best in academic librarianship.

Apply now for ACRL’s Immersion ’13 Program

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’13 Program. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL website.  The application deadline is Dec. 7, 2012.

ACRL offering e-Learning scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces e-Learning scholarships to help librarians, library staff and library school students stretch their professional development dollars. Twelve e-Learning scholarships will be awarded – seven covering the registration cost of a webcast and five covering the cost of an online course. Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning website.

ACRL awarded second IMLS grant to build profession’s capacity to demonstrate value

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has been awarded a National Leadership Demonstration Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the project “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success.” The grant funding of $249,330 will support ACRL, in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and build on their IMLS 2011 Collaborative Planning Grant, which convened two invitational summ

Introduce Henry Rollins at ACRL 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is holding a video contest in advance of the ACRL 2013 conference, to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. The association is seeking video applications from academic and research librarians to introduce keynote speaker Henry Rollins. The winner will prepare and present a five-minute live introduction of Rollins at the conference on April 11, meet Rollins in person and receive an invitation to the conference chairs’ reception at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Apply now for ACRL 2013 scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering 70 scholarships in five categories worth more than $40,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2012. Complete details on each scholarship category and application instructions are available on the ACRL 2013 website.

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