Putting Assessment into Action

January 11, 2016 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant, edited by Eric Ackermann. Are you new to library assessment? Are you tasked with conducting an assessment project and don’t know what methods to use, or which ones are […]

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Applications/Nominations Invited For PIL Editor

December 18, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the position of editor of Publications in Librarianship (PIL), an imprint of ACRL book publications. Appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term, the PIL editor works closely with the ACRL content strategist and PIL Editorial Board to acquire and develop appropriate research-based […]

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Entrepreneurial Colleague Wanted!

November 18, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

As many of you may know, I am retiring from my work as ACRL Content Strategist in early 2016 and we’re currently inviting applications to fill the position. As someone who has held this position for almost 9 years, I can speak to the fun and excitement of the job […]

New ACRL Book Examines “Modern Pathfinders”

November 4, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides by Jason Puckett. Whether you call them research guides, subject guides or pathfinders, web-based guides are a great way to create customized support tools for a specific audience – a class, a group, or anyone engaging in research. Studies […]

Reviewing the Academic Library

September 24, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review, edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden. Whether the library assessment is driven by external pressure or by an organizationally inspired desire to improve, library managers are expected to be able to plan and […]

Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries

August 12, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries, edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon. In response to factors such as the decline in circulation of print materials, cuts to library budgets, decreasing demand for in-person reference service, and the implementation of new service models […]

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians

July 29, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom. Kvenild and Bowles-Terry share 24 tried and true assessment tools, along with library-specific […]

Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning

July 8, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning: A Guidebook for Librarians. Edited by noted scenario planning expert Joan Giesecke with Jon Cawthorne and Debra Pearson, Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning also featuring contributions from Tyler Walters, introduces and describes the use of scenario planning in […]

Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

June 1, 2015 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the publication of Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub, Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts is an essential resource for instruction librarians interested in promoting critical thinking and engaged learning. Teaching Information Literacy Threshold […]