Keeping Up With… is an online current awareness publication from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education. Each edition focuses on a single issue including an introduction to the topic and summaries of key points, including implications for academic libraries.
Each issue of Keeping Up With... is sent via email to ACRL members. Non-members can visit our email subscription page to sign up to receive Keeping Up With… and a variety of other ACRL awareness publications including the ACRL Update newsletter and table of contents alerts for C&RL and C&RL News.
ACRL is currently accepting topic suggestions for future editions of Keeping Up With… . View the Instructions for Authors below or contact David Free at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to submit topics.
Keeping Up With... Editions
November 2023: Peer Tutoring
August 2023: Cultural Heritage Crowdsourcing
May 2023: Automatic Textbook Billing
April 2023: Digital Equity Funding
June 2022: Absentee Ballot Day
March 2022: Micro-Credentials and Economic Data Literacy
February 2022: First-Year Experience
January 2022: Data Visualization
June 2021: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
April 2021: Misinformation and News Literacy
February 2021: Open Science
August 2020: COVID-19 and Campus Advocacy
April 2020: Universal Design for Learning
March 2020: Microaggressions
February 2020: Fair Use Week 2020
November 2019: The 2020 Census
August 2019: Web Annotation
June 2019: Critical Assessment
April 2019: Faculty Development
February 2019: Implicit Bias
January 2019: Antitrust and Competition Law
June 2018: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
April 2018: Research Data Management
February 2018: Digital Storytelling
January 2018: Design Thinking
November 2017: Debiasing and Fake News
October 2017: Higher Education
September 2017: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
August 2017: Mindfulness
June 2017: Statistical Literacy
April 2017: Digital Pedagogy
January 2017: Academic Advising
November 2016 - Open Peer Review
September 2016 - Small and Rural Libraries
August 2016 - Cybersecurity, Usability, and Privacy
April 2016 - Andragogy
March 2016 - Research Information Management Systems
February 2016 - Culturally Responsive Teaching
January 2016 - Systematic Literature Reviews
December 2015 - Affordable Course Content
September 2015 - National Credentialing and Academic Libraries
August 2015 - The EdTech Surge
June 2015 - Critical Librarianship
May 2015 - Beacons
April 2015 - Competency-Based Education
March 2015 - Library Value
January 2015 - Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
October 2014 - Learning Analytics
August 2014 - Net Neutrality
June 2014 - Patron Driven Acquisitions
May 2014 - Financial Literacy
April 2014 - Digital Writing in the College Classroom
March 2014 - MOOCs
February 2014 - Augmented Reality
January 2014 - Altmetrics
October 2013 - Visual Literacy
September 2013 - Digital Badges for Instruction
July 2013 - Flipped Classrooms
June 2013 - Big Data
May 2013 - Gamification
April 2013 - Digital Humanities
ACRL accepts topic submissions for Keeping Up With... on a rolling basis. Please contact David Free at email@example.com with topic ideas. If you topic is accepted, please prepare your submission according to the following guidelines.
Length: Approximately 1,000 – 1,200 words, including notes and author information.
Byline Information: Please provide byline information for all authors in the following format - NAME is JOB TITLE at INSTITUTION, email: EMAIL ADDRESS.
Coverage: Keeping Up With… provides executive summary-style current awareness information on hot topics in academic librarianship and higher education.
Organization/ Format: Content should be presented with the following elements - 1 to 2 paragraph introduction to/ summary of the topic including why it is relevant to today’s academic and research librarian, brief (1 paragraph preferred) summaries of 3-5 points providing more detail on elements of/ issues in the topic (present with a one sentence bullet point-style summary of the issue followed by content), a 1 paragraph conclusion, notes. The word count can be spread across the elements at the author(s) discretion.
Style: Style content according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.
Graphics: Please include any graphics that illustrate your main points such as organization, website, or publication logos. Please supply these to us in JPG format and forward written permission from the copyright holder. Images should be 300dpi when possible.
A/V Content: The creation of audio-video content such as an audio interview or brief video on the topic is encouraged. Consult with the series editor on format and delivery.
Submission: The document should be sent in Microsoft Word as an e-mail attachment or shared as a Google Doc. Graphics should be sent as separate jpg attachments, not embedded into the document.
Contact David Free at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.