Association of College and Research Libraries

New from ACRL - “Designing Libraries for the 21st Century”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Libraries for the 21st Century," edited by H. Thomas Hickerson, Joan K. Lippincott, and Leonora Crema. Featuring an impressive array of authors drawn largely from the conference of the same name and packed with full color images and illustrations, this book provides guidance, principles, and a wealth of creative ideas for academic library spaces, technology, programs, and partnerships.

ALA/ARL approve Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework

CHICAGO; WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Joint ALA/ARL Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force’s final draft of the Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework was approved by the boards of directors of the four partner organizations, the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Public Library Association (PLA), during summer 2022. 

New from ACRL - “Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy," book number 79 in the Publications in Librarianship series. Edited by Mary Ann Cullen and Elizabeth Dill the book captures current open education and information literacy theory and practice and providing inspiration for the future.  

ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s thought-provoking speakers as they share their work as journalists, podcasters, authors, and activists. 

New from ACRL - “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries,” edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Kim Duckett, and Sarah Morris. This thorough book provides practical, how-to guidance on creating and managing impactful graduate student work experiences for students and library staff. 

New from ACRL - “3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation,” edited by Jennifer Moore, Adam Rountrey, and Hannah Scates Kettler, which captures best practices for 3D data preservation, management, access, and more. 

ACRL releases “Your Craft as a Teaching Librarian”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Your Craft as a Teaching Librarian: Using Acting Skills to Create a Dynamic Presence" by Jeff Sundquist, Julie Artman, and Douglas R. Dechow. This entertaining guide captures how acting techniques can sharpen your instructional skills, establish your teaching identity, enliven your performance, and create an invigorating learning experience for your students.   

New from ACRL - “Interim Leadership in Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Interim Leadership in Libraries: Building Relationships, Making Decisions, and Moving On," edited by Jennifer E. Knievel and Leslie J. Reynolds. This collection gathers the expertise and experiences of interim leaders in a variety of roles and institutions and helps address the unique challenges of these roles and ways to make a lasting impact.  

Beth McNeil elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO ⎯ Beth McNeil, Dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has been elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. McNeil will become president-elect in July 2022 and assume the presidency in July 2023 for a one-year term.

Kara Whatley, University Librarian at the California Institute of Technology, has been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as Councilor.

New from ACRL - “The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries"

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries," book number 78 in the Publications in Librarianship series, edited by Sandy Hervieux and Amanda Wheatley.