Association of College and Research Libraries

Applications now available for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 100 teams to participate in the second year of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA),” made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and described on the ACRL website.

ALA creates institutional repository

CHICAGO – The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository (ALAIR).  An institutional repository by definition is a digital repository for collecting, preserving and disseminating the informational, some say intellectual, some research, output of an organization.  The University of Illinois was chosen because of the expertise of its archives and IR staff and that the University currently houses the ALA print archives. 

New from ACRL – 'Studying Students: A Second Look'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Studying Students: A Second Look,” edited by Nancy Fried Foster. The book revisits the ground-breaking ethnographic work done by the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries and serves as a follow-up to the 2007 ACRL release “Studying Students.”

ACRL President Trevor Dawes to host forum on financial literacy at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Join the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia for the forum “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved.”  Hosted by ACRL President Trevor Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, the forum will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in room 120A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Submit proposals for ACRL 2015 conference

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2015 conference to be held March 25-28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 9, 2014. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Nov. 3, 2014.  Submit proposals via the online form on the conference website.

ACRL releases '2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics'

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master's Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

New ACRL and LLAMA e-book focuses on 'The Greening of America’s Libraries'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) announce the publication of “The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way.”  Written by Mary M. Carr and Steven L.

New From ACRL: Designing Training

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Training" by Melanie Hawks, the fifth entry in the ACRL Active Guides series.

Apply now for ACRL’s Immersion ’14 Program

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’14 Program. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL website. The application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013.

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