ACRL debuts upgraded Web site

Contact: Jon Stahler


(312) 280-2511


For Immediate Release

April 14, 2009

CHICAGO – Today marks the launch of an updated, user-centered design of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Web site. The update is the result of an extensive planning and redesign process in order to better serve the information-seeking needs of the ACRL membership and general public. The results of an ACRL membership survey informed the redesign process, with many suggestions on usability incorporated into the final design. The redesign integrates the ACRL Web presence with the September 2008 update of the ALA Web site. The newly updated site is available at

The redesigned site features a variety of enhancements, including:

  • Updated site organization for ease of navigation.
  • Direct access to committee and section information.
  • Eye-catching highlights of upcoming events and services.

“In redesigning our Web site, we listened to our members and incorporated a wide variety of feedback in order to increase accessibility and usability,” said ACRL President Erika Linke. “As a result of the hard work of the ACRL membership and Web team, our new online presence provides a greatly enhanced user experience for all of our visitors.”

The new site additionally features dynamic content updates to keep information current and relevant. A variety of RSS feeds for content such as upcoming events provide an additional means for visitors to stay up-to-date with ACRL activities.

Address questions and comments about the ACRL Web site to ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at or (312) 280-2511.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (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. ACRL is on the Web at