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Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and ACRL are offering a symposium to increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, […]

Jessica L. Colbert

Member of the Week: Jessica L. Colbert

March 19, 2018 Sophie Skinner 0

Jessica L. Colbert is a resident librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jessica first joined ACRL in 2017 and is your ACRL member of the week for March 19, 2018. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, ambitious, cinephile. 2. What are you reading (or listening […]

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2018 ACRL Award Winners, Part 1

March 16, 2018 Chase Ollis 0

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2018 ACRL awards. Complete information on the ACRL awards program is available on the association website. Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award – Bucks County Community College Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award […]

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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 […]

Spectrum Scholars

Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

March 15, 2018 David Connolly 0

Help support a diverse workforce in the next generation of academic librarians by mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program! This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and […]

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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. […]

Action Alert: Support Federal Library Funding for FY 2019

March 14, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House budget proposal for FY 2019 eliminated funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the majority of federal library funding. This places over $210 million in federal library funding at risk, just through the elimination of programs like the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) […]

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ACRL Supports AHA Statement Condemning Polish Law Criminalizing Public Discussion of Polish Complicity in Nazi War Crimes

March 13, 2018 ACRL Board of Directors 0

At the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the ACRL Board of Directors signed on to an American Historical Association (AHA) statement condemning Polish law criminalizing public discussion of Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes. Issued in February 2018, the statement strongly condemns the bill drafted by the Polish legislature and […]

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ALA/ACRL Election Opens Today

March 12, 2018 Megan Griffin 0

Voting in the 2018 ALA/ACRL election opens today, March 12!  ALA members will receive an email announcement containing voting instructions. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. Central on April 4. Additional information on the election and candidates for ACRL and ALA office is available on the ACRL election webpage. We […]