For immediate release | August 5, 2011

ACRL seeks Standards for Libraries in Higher Education training proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) seeks proposals for the design, development and delivery of a versatile and modular curriculum to support the use of the association’s forthcoming revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). The complete request for proposal (RFP), including details on project deliverables and the application process, is available on the ACRL website at The deadline for proposal submissions is Sept. 26, 2011.

ACRL has a history of supporting librarians in understanding and using the association’s standards and guidelines. To accompany the anticipated October 2011 release of the new version of SLHE, ACRL will be offering education and consultation services to assist librarians in understanding these new standards and applying them to the specific needs of their institutions.

The association seeks an individual or individuals who have the knowledge and ability to design and develop a versatile, modular professional development curriculum to support the educational efforts for SLHE. The purpose of this project is to provide a wide range of professional development opportunities through a variety of methods and modalities including in-person events, live webcasts and asynchronous web-delivered courses. This versatile, modular and multi-faceted curriculum will address the principles, performance indicators, outcomes, assessment and evidence as described in the standards.

The complete RFP, including details on project deliverables and the application process, is available on the ACRL website at Interested individuals should submit their proposals by 4:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

The forthcoming revision of SLHE was developed by the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force, chaired by Patricia Iannuzzi of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, with input from the association membership and Board of Directors.

Questions concerning the RFP or proposal process should be directed to Kathryn Deiss at (312) 280-2529 or e-mail


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 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.