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ANSS Seeks American Anthropological Association Liaison

April 24, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications for the ACRL/ANSS Liaison to the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Liaisons serve a three-year term (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2021) and are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between AAA and ACRL; helping to form strong cross-organizational relationships; and […]

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Keeping Up With… Research Data Management

April 19, 2018 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Research Data Management by Cathryn F. Miller, Rebekah S. Miller, and Gesina A. Phillips. Keeping Up With… is available on the […]

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

March 22, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved a revision of the association’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). SLHE, adopted in 2004 and previously revised in 2011, is designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning […]

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Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

March 15, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved new Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by a joint ACRL/ RBMS and Society of American Archivists (SAA) task force,  the new guidelines articulate the range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively use primary sources and are applicable in multiple primary […]

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ALA Election Ballot Initiative Revisions

March 14, 2018 David Free 0

Based on member feedback, the language of the ALA Executive Director Degree Requirement ballot initiative in the current ALA election has been revised. An email has been sent to members who have already voted, giving them the opportunity to go back and re-vote if they feel they voted incorrectly on the initiative. […]

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Keeping Up With… Digital Storytelling

February 16, 2018 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Digital Storytelling by Sara S. Goek. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each […]

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SJSU Seeks Self-Nominations for Blockchain Technology Forum

January 25, 2018 David Free 0

The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) has received an IMLS grant to investigate ways that blockchain technology can be used by libraries as a community anchor to partner with other organizations and to support city/community goals. Some suggestions for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced […]

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Keeping Up With… Design Thinking

January 18, 2018 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Design Thinking by Ryne Leuzinger, Gina Kessler Lee, and Irene Korber. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and […]