Association of College and Research Libraries

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.

ACRL releases New Roles for the Road Ahead for public comment

CHICAGO — As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of an initial version of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary.” The association invites and encourages public comment and discussion on the collection, authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven Bell, Lorcan Dempsey and Barbara Fister, through a CommentPress website.

ALA and ACRL respond to Eleventh Circuit Court’s encouraging “fair use” decision in Georgia State University case

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible "fair use" of copyrighted works in electronic reserves for academic courses. Although publishers sought to bar the uncompensated excerpting of copyrighted material for "e-reserves," the court rejected all such arguments and provided new guidance in the Eleventh Circuit for how "fair use" determinations by educators and librarians should best be made.

Mark Shelton named C&RL Book Review Editor

CHICAGO – Mark Shelton of Harvard University has been appointed to the post of Book Review Editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Shelton will serve a three-year term as Book Review Editor beginning immediately.

Apply now to host 2015 ACRL Scholarly Communication Road Shows

CHICAGO – Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” workshop on the road to five locations in 2015.

ACRL announces Immersion ’15 Programs

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’15 Program. The ACRL Immersion Programs provide instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively on all aspect of information literacy.

ACRL 2015 preconferences announced

CHICAGO — Registration is now available for preconferences to be held prior to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” in Portland, Ore.  ACRL is offering six preconferences on Wednesday, March 25, 2015; separate registration is required. 

Explore accreditation, managing change, precision Googling and more with fall 2014 ACRL e-learning

CHICAGO  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2014 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

Choice to launch Guest of Choice editorial feature

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. — Choice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, is initiating a new feature in its editorial lineup, a series of guest editorials informally called “Guest of Choice.” Contributed by creative and insightful thinkers in library and allied professions, materials in this new series seek to engage readers in important issues and debates concerning the state of academic librarianship, information management and access, new publishing models and other topics appropriate to Choice’s audience.


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