Press Center


Welcome to the ACRL press center, your source for the latest news from the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Please direct all media inquiries to:

Raymond Garcia | Communications Specialist | ALA Communications, Marketing, and Media Relations Office |
312-280-5848 |

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About ACRL

Representing more than 8,000 individuals and libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the largest division of the American Library Association, develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Learn more about ACRL, including our current President and Board of Directors.

Talking Points and Press Kits

Looking for concise information about ACRL and association initiatives? Check out our talking points and press kits.

Issues and Advocacy

Through its strategic vision outlined in the Association's Plan for Excellence, ACRL leads academic and research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and transforming scholarship. The strengths and capacities of ACRL have enabled the association to sustain exemplary programs and results for its members and to shape policies and practices of vital interest to higher education. Learn more about ACRL's advocacy initiatives and involvement in issues related to libraries and library workers in higher education.

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2023


Objectives for legislative action at the national level on issues that affect the welfare of libraries.

Read our legislative agenda.