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ACRL Diversity Alliance launches

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, the ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

ACRL releases updated scholarly communication toolkit

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a new version of its popular Scholarly Communication Toolkit. The Toolkit has been updated with new and revised content and is now hosted through Springshare’s LibGuides. The Toolkit, developed and maintained by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), continues to provide content and context on a broad range of scholarly communications topics and offers resources and tools for the practitioner.

ACRL releases Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the two-volume “Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook.” Edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy, these books provide a collection of ideas, best practices, and lesson plans that contribute to the richness of what it means to do this type of work in libraries.

ACRL releases Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe." Edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, the book provides insight into international academic libraries and provides best practices and practical leadership strategies.

ACRL seeks nominations for 2017 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship

CHICAGO – Every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards, grants, and fellowships enables ACRL to honor the very best in academic librarianship. This year, ACRL once again seeks to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of its peers.

ACRL 2017 keynote speakers announced

Baltimore conference to feature David McCandless, Roxane Gay, Carla Hayden 

Choice announces new hires

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Melissa Ceraso has been named editor in mathematics and the natural sciences, and Jason Simon has been named senior web developer for Choice, effective immediately.

ACRL teams with OCLC Research for research agenda

Researchers to collaborate on action-oriented agenda on value of academic libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected a team from OCLC Research to design, develop, and deliver a new ACRL “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.”

Late summer brings a tidal wave of topics with the ACRL-Choice Webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.

New look for Choice Magazine debuts with September 2016 issue

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT –  With the September 2016 issue, Choice will unveil a new cover and interior design, the first such change at the magazine in almost a decade. The premier source for reviews of academic books, digital media, and Internet resources in higher education for over fifty years, Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

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