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Olson wins 2013 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Hope Olson, professor in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

A plaque will be presented to Olson at 8:30 a.m. on July 1, 2013, at the WGSS program during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment, Intentional Teaching tracks

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites applicants for its Immersion ’13 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 20-24, 2013, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted through May 10, 2013. Visit the Immersion Program website for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.

ACRL and CHOICE launch new webinar program

Middletown, Conn. -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and CHOICE have teamed up to present a new sponsored webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market.  This new program will kick off from 2 - 3 p.m.

Palo Alto College Library staff wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that the library staff at Palo Alto College in San Antonio has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its work on the project Library a la Carte.

Baker receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is announcing that Linda Baker, manager of reference, instruction and collection development at the El Centro College Library, Dallas, Texas, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $500 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Baker on Friday, June 28, 2013, during the CJCLS Awards Dinner at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

ACRL 2013 ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarship recipients

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has awarded eight ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships for the ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10 -13, 2013, in Indianapolis.  The purpose of the ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships is to provide opportunities for academic and research library support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL professional development experience. 

The ProQuest Library Support Staff Scholarships recipients are:

2013 ACRL presidential candidates online forum

CHICAGO — The 2013 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  Maggie Farrell and Karen Williams will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Farrell is dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming, and Williams is associate university librarian for research and learning at the University of Minnesota.

Hutton named 2013 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Jane M. Hutton, electronic resources/reference librarian and assistant professor at West Chester University, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors an ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.  

Walker named 2013 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO — Judith A. Walker, education/psychology librarian and professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, is the recipient of the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference registration opens

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference. The ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference, offered April 11-12 during the ACRL 2013 conference in Indianapolis, will provide academic and research librarians an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into large learning opportunities.

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