Professional Resources

2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics data now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that results from the 2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics survey are now available. This is the largest survey of academic libraries in the country, providing one of the most comprehensive portraits of the impact of academic libraries across the United States.

Core Releases Library Binding Survey Report

The Core Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG) has released the 2022 Core Library Binding Survey: A Report of Findings to highlight national library binding practices.

ALA Store at 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located near the entrance to the Library Marketplace, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books and more during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Store hours are:

•    Friday, June 23: 12:00pm – 5:30pm 
•    Saturday, June 24: 8:30am – 5:00pm
•    Sunday, June 25: 8:30am – 5:00pm
•    Monday, June 26: 8:30am – 2:00pm

New from ACRL - “Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present, and Future”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present, and Future,” edited by Doris Van Kampen-Breit, a collection of experiences, strategies, and tactics that can help you plan for and lead through crises.

Carrie Russell's updated copyright guidance for K–12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Previously awarded The ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, Carrie Russell’s new second edition of “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA Editions, will encourage readers to stop allowing their fear of copyright issues to limit how and what they share or teach, and instead be more involved in shaping copyright law to better serve their learning community. Through scenario-based discussions, it covers key topics such as:

AASL’s Community of Scholars Presents Review of Research in School Library Research Journal

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR) presents a study undertaken by AASL’s Community of Scholars to pilot an annual aggregation and systematic review of research related to school librarian practice. Articles can be accessed for free at www.ala.org/aasl/slr.

Culturally responsive school libraries

CHICAGO — School librarians have always connected learners’ life experiences, cultures, and communities to materials, projects, and processes. As schools look to make these connections within the classroom and to the curriculum, school librarians are perfectly poised to lead and model meaningful steps toward a culturally responsive mindset.

AASL’s exploration of the Shared Foundations continues with Engage

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Engage” is both anchor and sail in the Shared Foundations, providing a culmination of knowledge and a starting point for new thinking that promotes learners’ dynamic, spiral, and cyclical journey with AASL’s National School Library Standards. Written by Kathryn Roots Lewis and Marcia A.