We're excited to announce the publication of our latest book, "Everyday Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Reflections." Edited by Claire Walker Wiley, Amanda B. Click, and Meggan Houlihan, the work collects excellent, thorough examples of evidence-based practice across functional areas of academic libraries and includes many evidence types in a variety of contexts. Learn more in an excerpt from the introduction on ACRL Insider and pick up your copy today! https://bit.ly/47Cf3GH
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Want to learn how the ACRL data products Benchmark and Project Outcome for Academic Libraries can help your library group or consortium tell their data story? Join ACRL and PLA staff on Monday, 12/11 at 1:00pm for a free webinar!
ACRL & PLA Present: Data Tools for Library Groups and States Join ACRL and PLA staff on Monday, December 11 at 1:00pm Central to discuss the data and assessment products, Project Outcome and Benchmark, and how they can help your group, consortia, or state library administrative agency. Libraries across the country use these tools for benchmarking, understandi
The deadline to submit RBMS 2024 program proposals and scholarship applications is coming up Dec. 15! Complete details, potential topic ideas, and a link to learn more about our conference city of Costa Mesa, CA are available on ACRL Insider. https://bit.ly/3T8UygF
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Your ACRL Member of the Week is Carmen Cole, Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian at Penn State University in University Park, PA!
ACRL Member of the Week: Carmen Cole Carmen Cole is Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian at Penn State University in University Park, PA. Carmen has been a member of ACRL for 8 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for November 27, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Kind, curious, driven. What are you
Embracing Vulnerability as a Perpetual Learner: Starting on the Tenure-Track as a Mid-Career Librarian Editor’s note: This guest post has been authored by Nimisha Bhat. Nimisha (she/her) is a subject librarian for social sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and is passionate about helping students make connections between ideas and information. I’m always telling prospective library school s...
A First Year Academic Librarian’s Teaching Journey For this blog post, I decided to document my teaching journey so far as a first-year academic librarian. Before I secured my current position as a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) in July 2023, I had already been an educator for over ten years. My teac
The Fall 2023 issue of "RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage" - featuring a content analysis of recent RBMS conferences, a discussion of advancements in primary source pedagogy, an anthropological approach to the special collections reading room, and a number of book reviews - is now freely available online. https://bit.ly/3R6ywcK
Learn more about Peer Tutoring from Monica Gingerich in the latest edition of our Keeping Up With... series. It's now freely available on our website. https://bit.ly/3SJWWdx
Kickstart 2024 with collaborative and solution-driven professional development at ! Explore the LibLearnX Program and REGISTER with early rates! https://bit.ly/LLX-Register
Share your knowledge and innovative developments with your colleagues and the community though our Online Learning program. We're currently accepting webcast and online course proposals through December 15. Learn more on ACRL Insider and submit your proposals today! https://bit.ly/3MKIP3L
Our Board of Directors has approved new "Competencies for Academic Library Outreach Work" and revised "ACRL/RBMS Guidelines for Loans of Special Collections Materials for Exhibitions and Resource Sharing." Check them out today!
New and Revised ACRL Standards and Guidelines on Academic Library Outreach, Loans of Special Collections Materials The ACRL Board of Directors approved new Competencies for Academic Library Outreach Work at its October 2023 virtual meeting. Based on a 2022 College & Research Libraries article by Rebecca Metzger and John M. Jackson and developed by a subcommittee of the ACRL University Library Section Academi
Reflecting on Open Access Week as a First-Year Academic Librarian As an Affordability & Digital Initiatives Librarian, planning, hosting, and executing events and workshops on campus for Open Access Week is an essential part of my position. For those unfamiliar with Open Access Week, Open Access Week is a designated week, typically towards the end of October,
Happy International Education Week! Celebrate with publications and programs from ACRL that help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide via ACRL Insider. https://bit.ly/3u6DgGf
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Christina Hillman, Assessment & Online Program Librarian at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY!
ACRL Member of the Week: Christina R. Hillman Christina R. Hillman is Assessment & Online Program Librarian at Lavery Library, St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY. Christina has been a member of ACRL for 3 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for November 13, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Learner, collaborator,
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Melissa Chim, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Excelsior University in Albany, NY!
ACRL Member of the Week: Melissa Chim Melissa Chim is Scholarly Communications Librarian at Excelsior University in Albany, NY. Melissa has been a member of ACRL for 1 year and is your ACRL Member of the Week for November 6, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Nerdy, achiever, educator. What are you reading (or listening t
The November 2023 issue of "College & Research Libraries" - with articles on reframing the residency narrative, publication practices of community college librarians, decision-based learning, and more - is now freely available online! https://bit.ly/47iQdei
Join us at with more than 100 education programs designed for engaging and collaborative learning in relaxed and informal settings. The best time to register is now. https://bit.ly/LLX-Register
Milestone Photo by Kyle Peyton on Unsplash During an especially busy Fall—especially in my professional life—I got sick and took some days off work. During this time, along with not feeling great, I felt the crush of my busy Fall. I took time to reflect on what was all going on at work and where I could r...
You'll find articles on as a discipline, reflections on credit-bearing courses, Google SGE, , hurdles in scholarly publishing, and more when you check out the November 2023 issue of "C&RL News." It's freely available as always! https://bit.ly/49vniWC
The Adventures of a Zillennial Librarian In the past couple of weeks, I’ve attended a few library webinars focused on Generation Z out of my own curiosity. For full transparency, I am a fairly young librarian; I took one gap year in between undergrad and library school. I’m in that liminal space of not quite a millennial, not quite Gen...
Join the ACRL NSSE Task Force for the free webinar "How to Talk to Institutional Assessment about Incorporating the IL Module in the NSSE Administration" on 11/6 at 1:00pm and learn how to engage with institutional assessment and research personnel at your institution! https://bit.ly/45PTGjE
You'll feel like a super hero when you learn 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 in our latest book release - "Comic Books, Special Collections, and the Academic Library," edited by Brian Flota and Kate Morris. Learn more in an excerpt from the introduction on ACRL Insider and pick up your copy today! https://bit.ly/3s6crS4
What We Don't Talk About Enough: Community Colleges I think about community colleges a lot. This might sound like an obvious statement considering I work at one. But I think about how we, as a society, talk about and respond to community colleges—or don't. They are institutions that serve people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds, which I cons...
We're currently accepting nominations to run for the positions of ACRL vice-president/president-elect, councilor, and director-at-large in the 2025 elections. Nominate yourself or others by February 15, 2024. Complete details are on ACRL Insider.
Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors ACRL is dedicated to enhancing the ability of library and information professionals to dream big and shape our future. Don’t be shy! Your participation matters and we invite you to be a part of shaping the future of ACRL. The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nomination Committee (LRNC) strongly e
October 23-29 is International Open Access Week! The theme for 2023 is “Community over Commercialization,” encouraging a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community and providing an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. Explore our array of resources, publications, and events to help you participate on ACRL Insider. https://bit.ly/3tTJxVy
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at University of Delaware in Newark, DE!
ACRL Member of the Week: Trevor A. Dawes Trevor A. Dawes is Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at University of Delaware in Newark, DE. Trevor has been a member of ACRL for 32 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for October 23, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Strategic, focused,
Building Community through Inclusive Research Guides Editor’s Note: Please join us in welcoming Nery Alcivar-Estrella, Reference and Instruction Librarian at California State University, Northridge, as a new First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger for the 2023-2024 year here at ACRLog. As a first year Academic Librarian, I have become imme
We're now accepting applications and nominations for the next editor of College & Research Libraries - C&RL. Learn more in the posting on ACRL Insider and apply by December 1. https://acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/applications-nominations-invited-for-crl-editor-2/
Are you interested in joining C&RL as our next Editor? Do you know anyone you think would be great for this role?
Information about responsibilities, qualifications, and submitting nominations or applications, can be found on ACRL Insider: https://acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/applications-nominations-invited-for-crl-editor-2/
Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and names of three references via email to C&RL News Editor-in-Chief David Free at [email protected]. Please send questions about the application process to search committee chair Darren Ilett at [email protected].
Interested in nominating a qualified candidate? Send nominee contact information to the search committee chair Darren Ilett at [email protected] by November 15, 2023, and the search committee will solicit an application on your behalf.
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2023. Applications will also be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed virtually in winter 2023/24.
Scared, but In a Good Way: Navigating My First Few Weeks as an Academic Librarian Editor’s Note: Please join us in welcoming Katie Kuipers, Assistant Professor and Affordability & Digital Initiatives Librarian at St. Cloud State University, as a new First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger for the 2023-2024 year here at ACRLog. I spent the weeks following graduatio
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Amanda Nichols Hess, Coordinator of Instruction and Research Help at Oakland University in Rochester!
ACRL Member of the Week: Amanda Nichols Hess Amanda Nichols Hess is Coordinator of Instruction and Research Help at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Amanda has been a member of ACRL for 12 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for October 16, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Proactive, dependable, flexible. What are yo
RBMS 2024 is coming June 25-28, 2024! We invite you to share your knowledge and experiences with us in Costa Mesa, California, and virtually. The Call for Proposals is now available and the deadline is earlier this year, December 15, 2023. Conference scholarship applications are due on December 15 as well! Complete details are available on ACRL Insider. https://bit.ly/491DqPo
Our latest book - "Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge," edited by Maria Bonn, Josh Bolick, and Will Cross - delves into the economic, social, policy, and legal aspects of scholarly communication as well as open access, open data, open education, and open science and infrastructure. Available both for purchase in print and as an edition! Learn more in an excerpt from the Foreword on ACRL Insider. https://bit.ly/3QaKpxW
The 2023 Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey is now open! Libraries across the country use the survey for benchmarking, analyzing trends, advocating for better resources, and assessment. Login to librarybenchmark.org to contribute your data.
2023 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Now Open! ACRL is now collecting responses for the Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey for fiscal year 2023. If you have participated in the past, thank you. More than 1,500 academic libraries contributed data last year, and we hope that you will contribute your library’s data for the 2023 fisc
You'll find articles on open concept workspaces, faculty-student mentorship, the impact of generative on the Framework for and the research process, cooking up a quality CV, and more in the October issue of C&RL News. It's now freely available online! https://acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/crl-news-october-2023/
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Trina McCowan, Assessment Librarian at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL!
ACRL Member of the Week: Trina McCowan Trina McCowan is an Assessment Librarian at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. Trina has been a member of ACRL for 3 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for October 2, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Humorous, curious, flexible. What are you reading (or listenin
Celebrate 2023 - the annual event celebrating the value of peer review and the essential role it plays in maintaining research quality - with publications and other resources and opportunities from ACRL! https://bit.ly/465Y2Uu
Your ACRL Member of the Week is Rebekah McKinney, Director of Library Services at Missouri State University-West Plains Garnett Library in West Plains, MO.
ACRL Member of the Week: Rebekah McKinney Rebekah McKinney is Director of Library Services at Missouri State University-West Plains Garnett Library in West Plains, MO. Rebekah has been a member of ACRL for 5 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for September 25, 2023. Describe yourself in three words: Collaborative, detail orien
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