For immediate release | August 19, 2013

ACRL-CHOICE fall webinar program for academic libraries

Middletown, Conn. The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with an exciting new fall roster of topics and speakers discussing issues pertinent to today’s academic library landscape.

Launched in spring 2013, the program was kicked off with an exploration of the library of the future, featuring the University of Washington Information School’s Joe Janes, author of the Rowman & Littlefield title "Library 2020." This first webinar for ACRL-CHOICE proved as stimulating as its topic, with more than 500 participants attending the program. Next up in late May was an equally thought-provoking discussion of the state of libraries and eBooks, featuring EBSCO Vice President, eBooks and Audiobooks, Scott Wasinger.

Upcoming ACRL-CHOICE webinars will cover a wide gamut of timely topics important to academic libraries, including:

  • Thursday, 2 p.m. ET, Aug. 22 – Key Trends in Business Research: Featuring Jo-Anne Hogan, publisher for ProQuest’s business product portfolio, the focus will be on the constantly changing information needs of business researchers, including new technology, changes in MBA courses and shifts in the relative importance of subject areas, all of which place different demands on business researchers. To register for this webinar, visit

  • Tuesday, 2 p.m. ET, Sept. 24 – Assessing Your Collection by Quality and ROI: This webinar will discuss how Resources for College Libraries (RCL) can provide libraries with essential qualitative assessment tools to ensure their collections contain titles critical to undergraduate research and success. A panel will discuss how RCL can be leveraged in both the stand-alone database and within the new Intota Assessment service and also how using Intota Assessment can help libraries understand how and when their collection is being used. To register for this webinar, visit

  • Wednesday, 2 p.m. ET, Oct. 23 - The Role of the Librarian in an Open Access World – Sponsored by SAGE, this webinar will include a brief introduction to open access publishing and an in-depth discussion about how in an OA environment librarians will continue to serve as intermediaries, facilitators, and advocates between authors and publishers. To register for this webinar, visit

The ACRL-CHOICE webinars are a unique opportunity for discussion among vendors, publishers, authors and an unmatched academic library audience of 12,000 ACRL members and 15,000 CHOICE users and fans. Structured as 60-minute, live, interactive webinars, the program offers an unprecedented way for libraries to learn about new ideas, developments and products, and to actively participate in discussions with companies that serve their market. It also allows sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback from the academic library community.

For further information on becoming an ACRL-CHOICE webinar sponsor, please contact Pam Marino at


About ACRL

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Choice ( is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, Choice has been the premier review journal for scholarly publications for nearly 50 years and is the leading North American source for reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources.


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