For immediate release | August 14, 2012

New from ACRL: Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries," edited by Daniel C. Mack and Craig Gibson. "Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries" is number 66 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

Through 10 forward-thinking, detailed essays, "Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries" addresses an emerging yet largely unexamined strategic priority for academic and research libraries — interdisciplinarity in the academy. As colleges and universities chart new areas for knowledge creation, teaching, learning, outreach and service, libraries face challenges in responding to these transformational changes in higher education. Library leaders must seize this exciting opportunity to place the academic library at the center of the emerging interdisciplinary academy by creating and delivering a transformative suite of programs, services and collections.

"Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries" offers a variety of perspectives on transforming academic library programs, collections and services to meet the evolving challenges of today’s higher education world. The essays bring an interdisciplinary perspective to collection development, information literacy, digital projects and scholarship, knowledge organization, services for research centers and other timely and relevant topics. The work is essential for all professional and LIS education collections.

"Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries" is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


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

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517