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Information Literacy Strategist Position

June 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · About ACRL, Information Literacy

ACRL, a division of the American Library Association is seeking an Information Literacy Strategist for its Chicago office for a two-year project assignment. Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Information Literacy Strategist will encourage adoption of ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education within the profession in order to support ACRL’s strategic […]

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Turning Outward on Data Management

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · About ACRL

On Thursday January 23, ACRL kicked off activities at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting by hosting a forum on data management with Drexel University Libraries.  The goal of this forum was to have a dialogue between disciplinary faculty and academic librarians on the management, curation, and sharing of research data. Rather than having the standard […]

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Why’d Middle States Go and Do That?

February 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · About ACRL

Those of us who work for colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region were taken by surprise when the word suddenly spread that a draft revision of the Characteristics of Excellence, the primary set of standards for higher education accreditation published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) now omitted any reference to […]

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ACRL and Advertising

December 18th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL

Earlier this year, several members contacted the ACRL Board to express their concern about some advertising that appeared in our e-newsletters. Although advertising revenue is significant to the operation of ACRL, we listened to the expressed concerns and the ACRL Board of Directors agreed to review its advertising policy and processes. During the period of […]

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ALA/ ACRL Website Maintenance Nov. 20

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL

The ACRL and ALA websites, along with staff email, will be down for approximately one hour for scheduled maintenance beginning at 5:00 pm Central on Wednesday, November 20.  ALA’s IT department will be working to keep the outage to a minimum. We apologize for any potential inconvenience!

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Ganski Named ACRL Visiting Program Officer

September 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL, Information Literacy

ACRL is pleased to announce the 10-month appointment of Kate L. Ganski of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) as visiting program officer in support of the association’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force. Ganski will create a communication plan that will help the task force, charged with revising the ACRL Information […]

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2014 ACRL Board of Directors Candidates

July 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL, Elections

ACRL is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the association’s Board of Directors for the 2014 ALA/ACRL elections. Vice-President/President-Elect: Ann Campion Riley: Associate Director of the Access, Collections, and Technical Services Division, University of Missouri Rickey Best: Collection Development Librarian, Auburn University at Montgomery Director-at-Large: Rodney Lippard: Director, Learning Resource Centers, Rowan-Cabarrus Community […]

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John Collins Leadership Scholarships

June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL

To honor the contributions and achievements of John Collins as he retires from his position as Faculty Librarian and Head of the Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), ACRL and his colleagues at HGSE  welcome donations for scholarships to provide financial support for academic and research librarians to attend the annual […]

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Cardenas-Dow Named 2013 ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program Leadership Moment Contest Winner

June 25th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL, Conferences

ACRL and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) are pleased to announce that Melissa Cardenas-Dow, outreach/behavioral sciences librarian at the University of Redlands Armacost Library, has been selected as the winner of the associations’ leadership moments essay contest, held in conjunction with the joint ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program. Cardenas-Dow’s winning essay is available on the […]

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The Higher Education Association for Librarians: Branding ACRL

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · About ACRL

Despite assumptions that branding is of little use to non-profit organizations, and of even less value for member associations, experts on the strategic management of these organizations recommend an occasional review to determine if a brand requires refreshing. As academic librarians we know that branding plays an important role in helping our institutions to differentiate […]

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