For immediate release | November 27, 2012

ACRL seeks 'Standards for Libraries in Higher Education' workshop presenters

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action." The day-long workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop curriculum is designed to support librarians in applying the "Standards for Libraries in Higher Education" at their institutions. ACRL seeks to expand its pool of presenters by recruiting experienced individuals to join its existing team. Applications from individuals representing the full array of professional areas and services in academic and research librarianship are encouraged.

New presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters and team-teaching a section or assignment before taking a leading role. The workshop curriculum has been designed and presented in a variety of settings. There may be an occasional need to refresh the curriculum; new presenters would be expected to participate in these curriculum updates. Presenters may need to participate in planning calls and/or in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter Meeting and/or Annual Conference. ACRL will reimburse the presenters for travel costs for workshop presentation to include flights, hotel, ground transportation and per diem for meals. ACRL provides a modest honorarium to experienced presenters.

Application materials must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central time on Friday, December 14, 2012, to Margot Conahan, ACRL manager of professional development, at ACRL has formed a small review team, separate from the current presenters, to consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. The group will select new presenters for 2013 and notify all applicants by Feb. 8, 2013.

Complete details, including qualifications, application information and more details on the workshops, are available on the ACRL Insider blog. Contact Margot Conahan at or phone (312) 280-2522 or Kathryn Deiss at or (312) 280-2529 with any questions.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 11,500 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