ACRL announces ACRL Podcasts

Contact: Kathryn J. Deiss
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2007

ACRL announces ACRL Podcasts

CHICAGO - ACRL announces the launch of ACRL Podcasts. The ACRL Podcasts provide fresh dimensions on the issues and events in academic librarianship. Podcasts are planned for these areas: ACRL Presidential Elections, ACRL Authors & Editors, the ALA Emerging Leaders Program, ACRL Events, ACRL Advocacy, and ACRL How To.

Current podcasts available are:

* ACRL 2008 presidential candidates Erika Linke (Carnegie Mellon University) and Scott Walter (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) talk about their vision for ACRL (ACRL Presidential Elections).

* Craig Gibson (George Mason University), editor of the recently published ACRL book, Student Engagement and Information Literacy chats with Randy Hensley (University of Hawaii, Manoa). (ACRL Editors and Authors)

* ACRL Vice-President/President Elect, Julie Todaro (Austin Community College) talks with Kathryn Deiss, ACRL content strategist, about her involvement with the ACRL group of ALA Emerging Leaders. (ACRL Emerging Leaders)

In addition to the ACRL Website and the ACRLog, ACRL Podcasts provide another channel for communicating with the profession. Listen to and subscribe to ACRL Podcasts at: ACRL Podcasts are downloadable from the iTunes Store© at

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 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.