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Applications/nominations invited for C&RL book review editor

CHICAGO – Applications and nominations are invited for the position of book review editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The book review editor will work closely with the editor, members of the Editorial Board, production staff and a team of reviewers to provide reviews of new publications pertinent to academic and research librarians.

College & Research Libraries 75th anniversary issue voting now open

CHICAGO – In preparation for the upcoming celebration of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 75th anniversary, the editorial board of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is asking the journal’s readers to help identify seven “landmark” articles from C&RL history to be included in a special issue of the journal to be published in March 2015 and discussed at the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland, Ore.

Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment, Intentional Teaching tracks

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to apply for its Immersion ’14 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 19-22, 2014, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted through May 2, 2014.Visit the Immersion Program website for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.

ACRL selects 2014 Scholarly Communication Road Show hosts

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites from 14 applications to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” as road show events this spring and summer. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all types of institutions, ACRL is underwriting the bulk of the costs of delivering this proven content by sending expert presenters on the road.

ACRL presidential candidates forum

CHICAGO — The 2014 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central time on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Campion Riley is associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, and Best is collection development librarian at Auburn University at Montgomery.

2014 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 2014 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

Davis-Kahl named 2014 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO — Stephanie Davis-Kahl, scholarly communications librarian and associate professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, is the recipient of the 2014 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.

ACRL seeks feedback on draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force seeks feedback on the initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Apply to become a member of the ACRL Immersion Program Faculty

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for new faculty for the ACRL Immersion Program. Now in its 15th year, the ACRL Immersion Program brings together academic librarians for four to five days of intensive work in teaching and information literacy. With more than 2,000 graduates of previous national and regional sessions, the Immersion Program has transformed individuals, students and instruction programs nationally and internationally.

Deyrup named 2014 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, professor and librarian for technical services, Italian, Russian and East European Studies at Seton Hall University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “C’era una volta: a guide to print materials published by and about the Italian minority communities of Dalmatia and Istria in the 20th and 21st centuries.”

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