ACRL announces the establishment of four new discussion groups, which were approved by the ACRL Board of Directors during the 2011-12 fiscal year. The new discussion groups and their charges are as follows:
- The Digital Humanities Discussion Group provides a venue for ACRL members to meet and share ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians in this emerging discipline.
- The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions of issues critical to the future of academic and research libraries, to promote comparative study of academic library trends, issues, and operations, and to promote collaboration between academic and research librarians on issues benefiting from an international perspective.
- The Leadership Discussion Group provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.
- The Student Retention Discussion Group serves as a forum to discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention.
Complete details on ACRL discussion groups are available on the ACRL website.