For immediate release | February 7, 2011

Advocacy and the Academic Library: An ACRL conversations series

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a conversations series titled “Advocacy and the Academic Library” this winter and spring. This free series features interactive online talks with leading voices in advocating library value. Conversations in the series include:

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011: “’Big Tent’ Advocacy: Shared Goals, Imagined Boundaries” - Andy Woodworth, Bordentown (N.J.) Library - 3 p.m. CST

Tuesday, March 22, 2011: “Digital Advocacy: Tools for Reasserting Library Value” – Kim Leeder and Memo Cordova, Boise State University - 1 p.m. CST

Monday, April 18, 2011: “Advocating from the Front Lines” – Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates - noon CST

All sessions will be held in the iLinc online meeting software. Session access and an iLinc system check are available at

Contact Valerie Glenn ( or Eric Frierson ( with questions about the series.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free