Association of College and Research Libraries

Karen Williams elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO — Karen Williams, associate university librarian for research and learning at the University of Minnesota, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and assume the presidency in July 2014 for a one-year term.

ACRL 2013 draws more than 4,800 to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — NPR’s Maria Hinojosa brought ACRL 2013 to a close, as more than 4,800 library staff, exhibitors, speakers and guests from 50 states and 19 countries met from April 10 – 13 at the Indiana Convention Center to discuss the changing role of academic libraries.

American Library, Library Copyright Alliance statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Supreme Court has announced its much-anticipated decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a lawsuit regarding the bedrock principle of the first sale doctrine. The 6-3 opinion is a total victory for libraries and our users. It vindicates the foundational principle of the first sale doctrine — if you bought it, you own it.

Complete College & Research Libraries archives freely available online

CHICAGO – As part of the association’s commitment to scholarly publishing and open access, the full archive of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is now freely available online. The online C&RL archive now contains the complete contents of the journal from its beginnings in 1939 through the current issue.

Teams selected for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected 75 institutional teams from a pool of 98 applicants to participate in the first year of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA). The program is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and carried out in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Applications/nominations invited for RBM, PIL editors

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the positions of editor of RBM, a biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions, and of Publications in Librarianship (PIL), an imprint of

2013 ACRL STS Innovation Award goes to Distributed Data Curation Center

CHICAGO – The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), based in the Research Department of the Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award for their work on the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

New ACRL white paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment,” written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association.

This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy:


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