Professional Tools


Data-driven planning and advocacy for academic libraries.

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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.

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Consulting Services

Delivered by 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.

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Project Outcome

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is 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.

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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.

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Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries

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

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Academic Library Building Design

Resources for architects, planners, and librarians embarking on the planning and design of libraries for higher education.

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

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Communication and Idea Sharing

Various methods to connect with others in the ACRL community.

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Section Resources Index

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

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Personnel - New Job Descriptions

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

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Recruiting to the Profession

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.