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Hot off the presses from ACRL and Choice: Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011

Middletown, Conn. Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual “Outstanding Academic Titles” list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year.  Now available is a comprehensive print collection of reviews representing excellence in a five-year period, “Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles 2007-2011,” edited by Choice Humanities Editor Rebecca Ann Bartlett.

ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative moves forward with roadmap from national summits

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits (PDF 4971 KB),” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The white paper is freely available from the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries website.

Panel to explore whistleblower protection at Annual Conference

CHICAGO — What is the line between protecting society and defending the truth? The ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) will present “National Security vs. the Right to Know,” a panel discussion during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference that will address the potential conflict between security concerns and the requirements of transparency, democracy, free press and the protection of whistleblowers.

New from ACRL: The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Cultures, and Environments” by John M. Budd. “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition” is number 65 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

Explore the future of the book with ACRL

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a new report, “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book (PDF),” to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist.

Trevor A. Dawes chosen ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO — Trevor A. Dawes, circulation services librarian at the Princeton University Libraries, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  He will become president-elect following the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and assume the presidency in July 2013 for a one-year term.

ACRL 2013 keynote speakers announced, proposal deadline approaches

Geoffrey Canada, Henry Rollins and Maria Hinojosa featured at Indianapolis conference

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will present a celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for ACRL 2013: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire, to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Be challenged and entertained by ACRL’s three distinguished speakers, who also double as educators, journalists and activists.

ACRL establishes four new discussion groups

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the establishment of four new discussion groups, which were approved by the ACRL Board of Directors during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  The new discussion groups and their charges are as follows:

The Digital Humanities Discussion Group provides a venue for ACRL members to meet and share ideas related to digital humanities and the role of librarians in this emerging discipline.

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