Association of College and Research Libraries

New ACRL publication focuses on The Living Library

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Living Library: An Intellectual Ecosystem" by Patricia Steele, David Cronrath, Sandra Parsons Vicchio and Nancy Fried Foster.

2015 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Santa Fe College Lawrence W. Tyree Library, Gainesville, Florida; Amherst College Frost Library, Amherst, Massachusetts; and Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

Top Outstanding Academic Titles picks for 2014 announced by Choice editors

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – The Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed each  calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” (OAT) list, which is published each January in Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online.  As a special preview to the full 2014 list, which will appear in the January 2015 issue, the Choice subject editors have selected from among the 2014 list their favorites for the following “Top 25 Books” and “Top 10 Internet Resources” lists.

Rightsizing the academic library collection

CHICAGO — Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize!

A guide to using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics

CHICAGO — Both the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) provide important data services. For library managers and administrators, the key to the data’s usefulness is knowing how to extract and apply the most relevant information to managing a library and improving accountability. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan and Joseph R.

Warm up with a thought-provoking ACRL-Choice webinar this winter

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with a hot new roster of topics and speakers, sure to stoke the embers of discussion this winter.  Since the program launched in 2013, thousands of participants have attended the 60-minute, live, interactive webinars which provide a vibrant forum for discussion among sponsors and an unmatched academic library audience of ACRL members and CHOICE users and fans. 

Enter Your Best Choice contest, win a trip to ALA Annual

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), recently announced the launch of its Your Best Choice contest, a call for ideas on how Choice can provide new products and/or services for the academic library community.  The winner will receive airfare, accommodations and registration to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.


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