Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries releases 2023 report

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of the fiscal year 2023 report for the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit. Data in this report includes all immediate and follow-up surveys and responses from institutions in the United States and covers the period September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023.

New from ACRL - “Empathy by Design: Empathy-Driven Marketing for Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Empathy by Design: Empathy-Driven Marketing for Libraries” by Sabine Jean Dantus, offering step-by-step strategies for understanding why people visit the library and tailoring your marketing with personalization that resonates with users on a deeper level.

New from ACRL - “Unframing the Visual: Visual Literacy Pedagogy in Academic Libraries and Information Spaces”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Unframing the Visual: Visual Literacy Pedagogy in Academic Libraries and Information Spaces,” edited by Maggie Murphy, Stephanie Beene, Katie Greer, Sara Schumacher, and Dana Statton Thompson. This collection provides new ideas and inspiration for how to unframe, adapt, and apply visual literacy pedagogy and praxis in your work.

New from ACRL - “Rethinking Institutional Repositories: Innovations in Management, Collections, and Inclusion”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Rethinking Institutional Repositories: Innovations in Management, Collections, and Inclusion." Edited by Josh C. Cromwell, the book features a collection of ideas, scholarship, and examples that can inspire and reinvigorate how you engage with the repositories at your institution.

Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2023

MIDDLETOWN, CT — The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2023 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year’s list features 499 books from 109 publishers. 

Bill Mickey, Choice editorial director, remarked, "After sorting through the several thousand titles we reviewed this year, we’re proud to present the best of the bunch. Congratulations to the authors, editors, and publishers on this incredible collection of scholarship."

New from ACRL - “Everyday Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Reflections”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Everyday Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Reflections,” edited by Claire Walker Wiley, Amanda B. Click, and Meggan Houlihan. This new book collects excellent, thorough examples of evidence-based practice across functional areas of academic libraries and includes many evidence types in a variety of contexts.

JSTOR and Choice jointly publish research presenting new insights on teaching with digital primary sources

Middletown, CT - JSTOR, a nonprofit service of ITHAKA, and Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), have partnered to publish a new research report, Teaching and Learning with Digital Primary Sources: Nine insights into awareness, literacy, and collaboration between librarians, faculty, and students. Available first through a free upcoming webinar, the report examines the current state of digital primary source instruction and research challenges faced by librarians and faculty instructors.

New from ACRL - “Comic Books, Special Collections, and the Academic Library”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Comic Books, Special Collections, and the Academic Library,” edited by Brian Flota and Kate Morris.The book is a collection of best practices for the acquisition, preservation, storage, and cataloging of comics, particularly single-issue (or floppy) comics, within the special collections units of academic library collections.

Rachel Hendrick named Choice editor and publisher

Chicago; Middletown, CT - Rachel Hendrick has been named editor and publisher of Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Hendrick joined ALA in 2014 as operations manager at Choice and was promoted to director of operations at Choice in April 2016. She was named interim editor and publisher of Choice in April 2022.

New from ACRL - “Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge," edited by Maria Bonn, Josh Bolick, and Will Cross. This open textbook and practitioner’s guide collects theory, practice, and case studies from nearly 80 experts in scholarly communication and open education.