Professional Tools

Bring out the full potential of your library!

ACRL's professional tools have been developed to help academic library workers tackle various issues at their institutions and improve their services. Browse our toolkits and resources below.



Data-driven planning and advocacy for academic libraries.

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A knowledgeable, experienced team of consultants, ACRL Consulting Services works with you to design and assist with library reviews and planning activities, organizational change and development initiatives, staff retreats, and campus collaborations.

A free toolkit designed to help academic libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

Get leads on great library jobs through ALA JobLIST, our one-stop resource for online library job searching. ALA JobLIST features the best library jobs in the nation, resume writing and career development tips, and career planning tools.

A resource created by ACRL to support the academic and research library community during global public health crises.

Resources covering a wide array of topics in academic libraries, including scholarly communication, information literacy, the ACRL Diversity Standards, and more.

Various methods to connect with others in the ACRL community.

ACRL's member sections regularly work on projects that benefit the profession. This index provides comprehensive access to the many offerings available online.

An ACRL Task Force updated CUPA-HR's listing of academic library position descriptions and welcomes review of its work thus far.

Information on the recruitment and retention issue and resources to help you increase awareness of the academic and research library profession on your campus and in your community.