Space still available for ACRL/Harvard Advanced Leadership Institute

Registrations are still being accepted the ACRL/Harvard Advanced Leadership Institute for Senior Academic Librarians.  The institute is an intensive and highly-interactive program that will enhance your strategic leadership skills and help you position your library for future success.  The institute, to be held at Harvard University, March 26-29, 2008, is designed for alumni of the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and other senior-level library leaders committed to taking their libraries to the next level.

The institute will address critical leadership issues including leading strategic change, forging effective partnerships and strategic alliances, managing expectations from presidents and provosts, and developing a compelling vision of the 21st century library. During the program, you will develop action plans and apply program concepts to your own personal leadership challenges. Institute faculty will use various teaching techniques: presentations, discussion, exercises, and case studies. Harvard’s case studies make you an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Through lively discussion, you will be challenged to define key issues and identify and offer solutions.

Space is still available; submit your registration today!  Complete details and registration materials are online at (click ACRL/Harvard Institute). Questions?  Contact Margot Conahan at; 312-280-2522. 

Applications/Nominations Invited for RBM Editor

ACRL invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual, scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for an additional three years. Applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL.
Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process, and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries.

Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2008 Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and of the ACRL Publications Committee. The incoming editor will assume full responsibility upon appointment in July 2008.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to:

RBM Search Committee
c/o Dawn Mueller
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611 
deadline for receipt of applications is March 28, 2008.
Finalists will be interviewed at the ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2008.

Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students

The ACRL Board of Directors approved the new Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The standards were developed by the ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Task Force on IL Standards.

These standards make a valuable addition to ACRL’s growing collection of discipline-specific information literacy standards.

ACRL Podcast: 2008 Vice-President/ President Elect Candidates Talk

In this podcast, College & Research Libraries News editor-in-chief David Free interviews Lori Goetsch of Kansas State University and Janice Simmons-Welburn of Marquette University, 2008 candidates for ACRL Vice-President/ President Elect.

Time: 16:55

Click the play button below to listen to the podcast.


About the Music:
The music in ACRL Podcasts is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

ACRL Award Winners

ACRL is pleased to announce the following 2008 award recipients. Follow the links for more details on each award winner.

ACRL DLS Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award: Harvey Gover
ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian: John William Collins III
ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award: Craig Gibson
ACRL Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award: Donghua Tao
ACRL Samuel Lazerow Fellowship: Ping Situ and Shuyong Jiang
Marta Lange/CQ Press Award Winner: Lisa Norberg

Congratulations to all the winners!


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