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Special ACRL Gift Options

Thank you for supporting ACRL and academic libraries! Your contribution helps advance ACRL's influence in higher education and research and dedication to creating diverse and inclusive communities within the Association and in academic and research libraries.

In addition to the regular benefits of giving, gifts of $25 or more to ACRL through December 31 are eligible for a bonus free ACRL e-book! Choose from one of the options below:

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The 360 Librarian: A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace (e-book)

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a seasoned professional, navigating the academic library workplace comes with inherent challenges. You have to understand the official and unofficial mission of the library and the organization of which it is a part, maneuver within the political landscape, mesh with colleagues’ personalities and roles, and learn how to do your job well. The 360 Librarian defines a framework for practicing librarianship with critical reflection, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. It can help you become more purposeful in your daily interactions with students, faculty, and staff, and create pathways to authentic engagement.

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Academic Library Job Descriptions: CLIPP #46 (e-book)

Small to mid-sized academic libraries, like the institutions they are part of, focus mainly on teaching undergraduate students and how best to support their learning. Without large master’s and doctoral research programs, these libraries provide extensive guidance and services for undergraduate student success. CLIPP #46 seeks to explore how these libraries are staffed in order to meet their needs and the needs of their students and faculty, and how they are embracing new and emerging trends in librarianship to create new positions or reinvent existing ones. It examines how changes in the overall higher education environment are affecting the types and numbers of positions that these libraries currently have, and looks at the trends and importance of soft skills in small and mid-sized academic libraries.

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Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries (e-book)

Academic libraries are often the first to face budget reductions, hiring freezes, and staff reductions when higher education encounters financial stress, and creativity can seem like either a luxury or an attempt to spur libraries to support the needs of their institution without adequate staff and funding. However, creativity is vital at all levels of the academic library if that library expects to adapt to the current challenges facing higher education. Change is necessary for adaptation, and creativity is essential for change. Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries can help you create, encourage, and participate in an environment that is conducive to creativity, helping make change a more natural and organic part of the library’s culture.

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Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy (e-book)

Academic library consortia have advocacy power. Historically, consortia work with their members to create plans and tools around material purchasing and sharing, advancing the use of open educational resources with your faculty, and many more important issues where the group influence and expertise can be leveraged. Advocating for the library within your institution, with stakeholders, and across the system in a unified way is an evolving focus of consortia member leadership. Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy aims to fill the gap in LIS literature of models of consortia advocacy plans, actions, and assessments. It provides a look at the current landscape of consortia work, a consortium and other groups’ advocacy frameworks, a workshop curriculum which may be used to develop an advocacy plan, and thoughts for the future.

Donations to ACRL of $25.00 or more between now and December 31, 2021, are eligible for one of the free gifts above. Limit 1 gift per donor. Free gifts must be claimed within 30 days of donation. E-books are intended for individual use. No exchanges.

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Other Ways to Support ACRL

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Give to ACRL Scholarships

Invest in the future of the profession by supporting attendance at the biennial ACRL conference for promising students, early and mid-career librarians, and library staff.

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Support attendance at the annual Rare Book and Manuscripts Section Conference by new professionals, qualified students, and support staff.

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Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) today and become part of our diverse, engaged global community committed to transforming academia.

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ACRL provides members with meaningful opportunities to become active in the profession. Our members give back to the association and gain essential experience in return.

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ACRL publishes a wide range of monographs for academic librarians. Your purchase directly supports ACRL's programs and services that help advance the profession.