C&RL News – March 2014

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The March 2014 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Increased collaboration across campus units continues to be a trend at many institutions. The Northwest College Library in Powell, Wyoming, entered into collaboration with campus partners as the writing center and peer tutoring functions relocated to their building. Representatives from all three areas also collaborated on an article on their experiences for this month’s issue titled “Exploring the learning commons.”

At New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, librarians collaborated with their campus writing center for a late night event designed to combat student procrastination prior to exams. Ilka Datig and Luise Herkner detail their collaboration in “Get ready for a long night.”

With the increase in attention to scholarly communication issues in academic libraries, many institutions are either hiring dedicated scholarly communication librarians or adding those duties to subject liaisons. In this month’s Scholarly Communication column, Maria Bonn discusses ways in which libraries are “Tooling up” to provide these services.

Also this month, we continue our look at the upcoming ALA/ACRL elections as Maggie Farrell and Sari Feldman, candidates for ALA vice-president/president-elect respond to questions from the ACRL Board of Directors. Also included, in this issue is a list of ACRL members running for ALA Council. Make sure to vote for the candidates of your choice in the election beginning March 19.

In this issue’s installment of ACRL President Trevor A. Dawes’ series on financial literacy and libraries, John Roggenkamp examines “Financial literacy and community colleges,” providing tips on ways libraries can make an impact in students and reflecting on his own experiences

Make sure to check out the other features and departments, including Internet Resources on government statistics sites by Jeffrey Hartsell-Grundy, a The Way I See It essay answering the questions “What’s so important about children’s literature?” by Christina M. Desai, ACRL Board of Directors actions from the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, and the first round of profiles of 2014 ACRL award winners.