Association of College and Research Libraries

Robert (Jay) Malone named executive director of ACRL

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Robert (Jay) Malone will become the new executive director of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA. Malone’s first day in his new role will be Tuesday, Sept. 7.

New from ACRL - “Teaching about Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Teaching about Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences,” edited by Candice Benjes-Small, Carol Wittig, and Mary K. Oberlies.

New from ACRL - "The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook"

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook," edited by Julie M. Porterfield. This ACRL Cookbook brings together the work of archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and other educators who evoke the power of primary sources to teach information literacy skills to a variety of audiences.

Choice publishes white paper exploring the opportunities streaming services provide to academic libraries

MIDDLETOWN, CT  - Choice today announced the publication of the eighth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. The paper, “Implementing and Managing Streaming Media Services in Academic Libraries,” examines the factors that librarians must consider when considering the addition of streaming services to their institution, providing a quantifiable overview of the current streaming landscape in academic libraries.

College & Research Libraries News to move to online-only publishing model

CHICAGO - College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), the official newsmagazine and publication of record of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2022. The December 2021 issue will be the final print issue of the magazine. C&RL News is freely available as an open access online publication.

2021 ACRL President’s Program at ALA Annual Virtual Conference

CHICAGO — Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2021 ALA Annual Virtual Conference. Hosted by ACRL President Jon E. Cawthorne, this program will take place from 2:15 - 3:15 pm CST on Thursday, June 24, 2021, live during the conference.

ALA announces new distribution arrangement with the Chicago Distribution Center, University of Chicago Press

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA Store. This includes books published by ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman, ACRL Publications, and other ALA units; posters, bookmarks, READ-branded and other items that promote literacy and libraries, published by ALA Graphics; and ALA’s physical award seals such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Carnegie Medals seals.

Academic librarians open up about openness and other challenging issues at ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Virtual Conference was held April 13-16, 2021. The virtual conference attracted 3,660 registrants and exhibitors who explored the complex issues impacting the future of library service.

Erin L. Ellis elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO ⎯ Erin L. Ellis, Associate Dean of Research and Learning Services at Indiana University, has been elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. Ellis will become president-elect in July 2021 and assume the presidency in July 2022 for a one-year term.

Mary Mallery, Chief Librarian and Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies at Brooklyn College/CUNY, and Yasmeen Shorish, Head of Scholarly Communications at James Madison University, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as Director-at-Large.