Association of College and Research Libraries

Loretta Parham named 2017 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

ACRL and Choice Launch New App

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and its Choice publishing unit have announced the launch of a new mobile app.

Choice Presents POV Videos of Staffer's First ALA Conference

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT -  Choice digital media coordinator Mark Derks will chronicle his first attendance at an ALA conference, the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, later this month in a series of video clips to be posted via the Choice Media Channel on YouTube. These Point of View video clips will be noted with #ALAMW17POV.

2017 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Miami Dade College – Learning Resources, Miami; Columbia College Chicago Library, Chicago; and Santa Clara University Library, Santa Clara, California.

ACRL releases Curating Research Data two-volume set

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the two-volume “Curating Research Data,” edited and authored by Lisa R. Johnston. These volumes present those tasked with long-term stewardship of digital research data a blueprint for how to curate those data for eventual reuse.

ACRL receives Delmas Foundation grant for RBMS Conference scholarships

CHICAGO - The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has received an $8,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to provide scholarships for first-time attendees to the 2017 RBMS Conference. The funding will provide a combination of full and partial scholarships for 12 individuals to attend the conference, to be held June 20-23, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa.

ACRL to host Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities.

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.