Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Value of Academic Libraries Report

The ACRL publication Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is a review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries, developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse University. The primary objective of this comprehensive review is to provide academic librarians with a clearer understanding of what research about the performance of academic libraries already exists, where gaps in this research occur, and to identify the most promising best...

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Election Day

Since the founding of the United States, national elections have been key to shaping the country's democratic process.

EBSS Research Committee Forum 2024

2024 EBSS Virtual Research Forum When: May 1, 2024 Time: 1pm - 2pm CST Recording: Slides:… Presentations: “Individual Research Consultations and Social Work Students: Understanding Feelings, Thoughts, and Actions During the Information Search Process” – Patrick Leeport (Bemidji State University) “National Discrepancies: The Relationship Between Education Student Enrollment and Curriculum Materials Center/Collection Budget” – Caitlin Stewart (Illinois State University) and Jenelle...

ACRL 2025 opening keynote speaker announced

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce Ruha Benjamin as the opening keynote speaker for the ACRL 2025 Conference, “Democratizing Knowledge, Access, and Opportunities,” to be held April 2-5, 2025, in...

RBMS 2024


An immersive exploration of how we can leverage the invaluable lessons, experiences, and progress of the past three years to propel the profession towards greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and community engagement.

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