Association of College and Research Libraries

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.

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.

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.

Paula T. Kaufman named 2012 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson dean of libraries and university librarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.