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2010 Women’s Leadership Institute registration opens

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is joining with 18 other higher education associations to offer the 2010 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held Dec. 5-8, 2010, in Amelia Island, Fla. The early-bird registration deadline for the institute is Oct. 31, 2010. Complete program details, cosponsors and a link to registration materials are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/womensleadership.cfm.

The institute brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences and develop a better understanding of the campus as a whole. Attendees will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new economic reality, create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community and examine the unique roles, skills and relationships needed to lead as higher education faces and deals with the most challenging period in recent memory.

Held on beautiful Amelia Island off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., the institute brings together women leaders from across higher education in a collaborative learning setting. Past participants report being gratified by the synergy of the conversations, the lessons learned and the renewed enthusiasm they feel for establishing greater collaboration with other units on their own campuses.

The Women’s Leadership Institute, now in its fourth year, is co-produced by AASHE, ACCED-I, ACPA, ACRL, ACUA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, AFA, APPA, ASCA, CSHEMA, NACA, NACAS, NACUBO, NACUFS , NAEP, NASPA, NIRSA and NODA.

Direct questions on the Women’s Leadership Institute to Kathryn Deiss at kdeiss@ala.org or call (312) 280-2529.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference, Cyber Zed Shed, Poster, Roundtable proposals

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting Cyber Zed Shed presentation, Poster Session, Roundtable Discussion and Virtual Conference Webcast proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 conference to be held March 30 — April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Submit proposals via the online form by Nov. 1, 2010.

The ACRL 2011 conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and connect with their campus communities. ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference. Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks. Track and session format descriptions are available at www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/sessionformats.cfm.

Complete details about ACRL 2011, including the full Call for Participation, are online at www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2011 should be directed to Tory Ondrla at (312) 280-2515 or tondrla@ala.org.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) representing nearly 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

Apply now for ACRL 2011 scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will offer 80 scholarships in five categories worth more than $45,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2011 conference to be held March 30 – April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2010. Complete details on each scholarship category and application instructions are available at www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/scholarships/.

ACRL 2011 scholarship categories are:

* Librarian Scholarships – provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience to update their skills and knowledge
* Library Support Staff Scholarships – provide opportunities for library support staff to attend the premier event for academic and research libraries
* Library School Student Scholarships – provide opportunities for library school students to learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries
* Virtual Conference Scholarships – provide unique opportunities for collaboration, learning and networking online
* Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants – provide opportunities for Spectrum Scholars to participate in an ACRL professional development activity and opportunities to foster stronger relationships between Spectrum Scholars and their existing or potential mentors.

Offered biennially, the ACRL conference is the premier event for academic libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Complete details and registration materials are available online at www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. The early bird registration discount of 20% is available now through Feb. 4, 2011.

Contact Tory Ondrla at vondrla@ala.org or (312) 280-2515 with questions about ACRL 2011 scholarship opportunities.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at twitter.com/ala_acrl (@ala_acrl).

ACRL 2011 National Conference registration opens

ACRL offers 80 scholarships worth more than $40,000 and keynote sessions featuring Tiffany Shlain, Raj Patel and Clinton Kelly

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2011 National Conference, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” to be held March 30 — April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Registration materials are now available online at http://www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Register by the early-bird deadline of Feb. 4, 2011 and save more than 20 percent on conference registration. Special group registration prices, reduced airfares, hotel discounts and scholarships are also available.

As the birthplace of independence there is no better place than Philadelphia to declare the interdependence of academic and research libraries,” said conference Chair Pamela Snelson, college librarian at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. “To be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities. Steeped in history yet embracing the new, Philadelphia is a fabulous conference venue for us to consider the interdependency that exists in our academic and library community.”

Offered biennially, the ACRL National Conference is the premier event for academic libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff and library vendors from across the country and around the world.  The ACRL 2011 National Conference will feature more than 300 peer-reviewed sessions specific to the needs of academic and research librarians and staff.  ACRL’s celebrated line-up of keynote speakers include:

Tiffany Shlain — Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tiffany Shlain is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, Internet pioneer and activist. Founder of The Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, she was honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century.” Her films have been selected at more than 100 film festivals and have won 20 awards, including Audience and Grand Jury Prizes. Shlain’s films are a fusion of documentary and narrative and known for their whimsical yet provocative approach to unraveling complicated subjects. She is currently working on a feature-length film and Internet project, “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence,” set for completion in winter 2010.

Raj Patel — Thursday, March 31, 2011
Activist, academic and much-in-demand speaker Raj Patel is an authority on the world economic system and the international food crisis. Patel brings the idea of interdependence to his writings about sustainability, the food crisis and democracy. He is an award-winning author of five books, including “Voices of the Poor: Can Anyone Hear Us?,” “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System,”and his 2010 New York Times bestseller,The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy.” He has written more than a dozen articles, all of which are open access and freely available on his Web site, rajpatel.org, along with a link to his blog and several thought-provoking videos.

Clinton Kelly — Saturday, April 2, 2011
What happens when a renowned fashion expert with an international following comes to ACRL? Find out when Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” delivers the closing keynote at ACRL 2011. A renowned fashion expert and author who specializes in helping individuals achieve personal and professional transformations, Kelly will discuss why we are often averse to change and how to turn this fear into positive action. Kelly achieved his own transformation to television stardom from the world of fashion journalism, where he worked for such publications as Marie Claire, Mademoiselle and DNR. You’ll want to be there when Kelly delivers the closing keynote address and sends thousands of academic and research librarians home with inspiration and ideas for a better self and a better library.

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference
ACRL is offering conference registrants more for their money by providing one year of access to the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference.  The Virtual Conference will feature slidecasts and PowerPoint presentations synched with program audio for every contributed paper, panel session and Cyber Zed Shed presentation (more than 100 total sessions), so attendees can view sessions they missed in person after the conference.  The Virtual Conference will also include live webcasts, blogs, speaker handouts and more. Registration for the online-only Virtual Conference will be available in early 2011.

More than 80 scholarships available
ACRL is offering more than 80 scholarships exceeding $40,000 in value to support participation in the conference for librarians, students, Spectrum scholars and support staff. There are five scholarship categories, and all applications must be received by Nov. 9, 2010. Visit the scholarships section of the conference Web site for more details.

ACRL 2011 online
Learn more about ACRL 2011 and follow conference news through the conference website at http://www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Connect with fellow attendees on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/acrl2011. Follow breaking conference news and conversations on Twitter through the official conference hashtag #acrl2011. And make sure to tag your ACRL National Conference online content, including images and blog posts, with the official conference tag acrl2011.

For more information about ACRL 2011, contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community.

Free Webcast for ACRL members featuring John Palfrey

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering its third annual Springboard Event from 1:00 — 2:30 p.m. CDT on May 5, 2010. The ACRL Springboard Event is a live, interactive Webcast offered free of charge to all ACRL members. The 2010 ACRL Springboard Event will feature John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law, and vice dean, Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Offered in conjunction with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom’s inaugural “Choose Privacy Week,” the 2010 ACRL Springboard Event will examine issues related to privacy in the socially networked environment. Palfrey will consider the concerns related to privacy, how we evaluate the right to privacy and freedom of information, and how librarians can help users understand and navigate their own privacy concerns.

Palfrey is the co-author of “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives” (Basic Books, 2008) and “Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering” (MIT Press, 2008). His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property and international law.

There is no registration fee for this member event, but ACRL members should register online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springboard.cfm by Monday, May 3 to confirm their space in the Webcast.

By providing the Springboard Event free of charge for members, the ACRL Board of Directors is responding to feedback that professional development is one of the most important services that ACRL provides and that members want additional online learning opportunities. The archived recording of the Webcast will be made available on the ACRL Web site shortly after the live event. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/.

ACRL 2011 keynote speakers revealed

Philadelphia conference to feature Tiffany Shlain, Raj Patel and Clinton Kelly

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will present a  celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2011 National Conference, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” to be held March 30 — April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Be challenged and entertained by ACRL’s three distinguished speakers, who also double as activists, authors, filmmakers and television personalities.

Opening Keynote Session, March 30, 2011 — Tiffany Shlain, award-winning filmmaker, artist, Internet pioneer and activist

Tiffany Shlain is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, Internet pioneer and activist. Founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, she was honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century.” Her films have been selected at over 100 film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca and Rotterdam, and have won 20 awards including Audience and Grand Jury Prizes. Shlain’s films are a fusion of documentary and narrative known for their whimsical yet provocative approach to unraveling complicated subjects such as politics, cultural identity, technology and science. She is currently working on a feature-length film and Internet project, “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence,” set for completion in winter 2010. Watch a clip from the upcoming film, along with a lecture, at http://www.connectedthefilm.com/Trailer.html.

Shlain’s talks are entertaining, insightful, informative and highly visual explorations of topics including interdependence, the Internet and its effect on society, American Jewish identity and the creative process. A clip of Shlain discussing how sharing films on the Internet has changed the world is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw8UGdWSwqo.

Friday Keynote Session, April 1, 2011 — Raj Patel, economic activist and academic

Activist, academic and much-in-demand speaker Raj Patel is an authority on the world economic system and the international food crisis. Patel brings the idea of interdependence to his writings about sustainability, the food crisis and democracy. Currently, he is a visiting scholar at the University of California — Berkeley Center for African Studies, an honorary research fellow at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He is an award winning author of five books including “Voices of the Poor: Can Anyone Hear Us?”, “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System”and the 2010 New York Times best-seller, “The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy.”

Patel has written more than a dozen articles, all of which are open access and freely available on his Web site, http://rajpatel.org, along with a links to his blog and several thought- provoking videos.

Closing Keynote Session, April 2, 2011 — Clinton Kelly, television co-host and author

What happens when a renowned fashion expert with an international following comes to ACRL? Find out when Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” delivers the closing keynote at ACRL 2011. A renowned fashion expert and author who specializes in helping individuals achieve personal and professional transformations, Kelly will discuss why we are often averse to change and how to turn this fear into positive action. Kelly achieved his own transformation to television stardom from the world of fashion journalism where he worked for such publications as Marie Claire, Mademoiselle and DNR. You’ll want to be there when Kelly delivers the closing keynote address and sends thousands of academic and research librarians home with inspiration and ideas for a better self and a better library. Just don’t expect $5,000 for a new wardrobe.

A video of Kelly discussing how his ideas on change and style can be applied personally and professionally is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG5Cm8rL-Bw.

Additional details about the ACRL 2011 National Conference are online at http://www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Registration opens in May 2010.

For more information about ACRL 2011, contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or  (312) 280-2522.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community

Registration opens for ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Spring Virtual Institute, Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians. The institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments. Registration is open through April 19, 2010, at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.

The ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will be held April 21-22, 2010. The institute’s online community will provide an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and programs will be archived for viewing on-demand for one year after the institute.

Synchronous Webcasts are offered live so participants can interact with presenters in real time. Asynchronous online poster sessions offer audio narration along with slides, allowing participants view them on demand, on their schedules. The schedule and complete program descriptions for Webcasts and poster sessions are online.

All tools used as part of the institute are designed to work with both PC and Apple computers, at dial-up Internet connection speeds or higher. Discounted registration fees for ALA, ACRL and LLAMA members are available, along with group registration rates. Complete details, including registration materials, are available online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.

Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians.  Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.
The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

Apply for ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians scholarship

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the availability of a scholarship to support participation at the 2010 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition ($2,600) and a $1,500 travel stipend. In support of ACRL’s commitment to librarians serving diverse communities, the scholarship is for individuals currently working in historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges or universities or those employed at Hispanic serving institutions. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 3, 2010. Complete details and a link to the online application form are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/leadershipinstitute.cfm.Scholarship applicants must be current ACRL members employed at a historically black college or university, at a tribal college or university or at a Hispanic serving institution. Applicants will submit a brief, written statement that describes how participation in the institute will contribute to their leadership development or define three ways in which the institute will help improve their leadership effectiveness. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have support from their institution to attend by submitting a brief statement from their supervisor, manager or library director.

The ACRL/ Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians provides important leadership concepts and applies them to the practical challenges of leading and managing within the contemporary academic library. The curriculum addresses three areas–planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning. The overarching goal of the institute curriculum is to increase participants’ leadership and management capacity.  Complete details about the program are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/leadershipinstitute.cfm.
Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

Submit proposals for ACRL preconferences at 2011 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for half- or full-day preconferences to be held prior to the 2011 ALA Annual Conference on June 24, 2011, in New Orleans. Proposals must be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3JF8ZQ3 by 5 p.m. PST on April 9, 2010.

Preconference programs allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning through a variety of presentation styles. Preconferences can either be half-day or full-day sessions, and proposals should outline activities that will be incorporated during the session to enable attendees to achieve the session’s learning outcomes. Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.

Proposals must include the following information:

  • Complete contact information for all speakers. Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the program organizer and the main contact for the presentation.
  • Presentation title.
  • Presentation description. The description should be approximately 500 words, should outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session.
  • Short presentation description. This description should be approximately 100 words. If your proposal is accepted, this description will be used in promotional materials.
  • At least three learning outcomes and how they will be achieved.
  • Indicate whether you have previously offered the program for ACRL.

The complete call for proposals is available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm. Notifications will be issued by June 2010.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
312-280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

ACRL invites proposals for 2011 National Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held March 30 — April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 10, 2010. Cyber Zed Shed presentation, poster session, roundtable discussion and Virtual Conference Webcast proposals are due Nov. 1, 2010. Submit proposals via the online form at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm.

The ACRL 2011 National Conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities. ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference. Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks. Track and session format descriptions are available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm.

Complete details about ACRL 2011, including the full call for participation, are online at http://www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2011 should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or  mconahan@ala.org.
Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
312-280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.