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Libraries laud appeals court affirmation that mass book digitization by Google is 'fair use'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today ruled in Authors Guild v. Google that Google Book’s mass digital indexing of books for use in creating a searchable online library constituted a legal “fair use” of copyrighted material rather than an infringement.  Statements by members of the Library Copyright Alliance may be attributed as follows: 

Sari Feldman, president, the American Library Association (ALA):

ACRL releases 'Reviewing the Academic Library'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden.

ACRL releases 'Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes.” Edited by Irene M. H. Herold, and featuring a foreword by Maureen Sullivan, the work focuses on leadership development programs for academic and research librarians. “Creating Leaders” is number 69 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship monographic series.

Choice launches tablet app for iPad and Android

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, today announced the release of the new Choice tablet app, which makes Choice magazine available for the  iPad and Android tablets.  Current Choice or Choice Reviews Online subscribers can access the Choice app for free by downloading it from the App Store and Google Play™.

Upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars feature makerspaces, open access, ebooks and more

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT — ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

New from ACRL - Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries,” edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon.

ACRL releases 'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians.” Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.

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.

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