Association of College and Research Libraries

New ACRL publication: 2015 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2015 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 one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master's Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

ACRL launches Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework Advisory Board (FAB) is excited to announce the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox at sandbox.acrl.org. The ‘sandbox’ that was first envisioned during the development of the Framework is now a reality.

Winter winds brings a storm of subjects 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.  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.

ACRL, ALA, ARL Joint Advisory Task Force continues to clarify academic library definitions in IPEDS survey

CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have extended the joint advisory task force to continue efforts to bring the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component up to date and in line with current library practices.

ACRL releases Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks,” edited by Randall McClure. College and research librarians have been working alongside professors invested in writing in the disciplines for decades, but new kinds of partnerships are emerging as faculty members and librarians are re-imagining their work for students in a world where writing is both global and largely digital.

Choice launches Academic Publishing Weekly, a newsletter of timely industry news for academic publishers

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Launching November 11 and created specifically for the academic publisher market, the latest newsletter from Choice is Academic Publishing Weekly.  Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, has been the go-to resource for academic librarians for more than 50 years.

ACRL releases Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships,” edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell. Designed to guide the reader through three different themes—collection stewardship; projects, research, and exhibitions; and instruction—Collaborating for Impact offers inspiration and case studies detailing how departments can impact research, teaching, and learning by working collaboratively.

RBM call for submissions

CHICAGO – RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, seeks submissions pertaining to special collections and cultural heritage topics for its spring 2017 issue.

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.

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