Entries from July 2009 ↓

New ACRL publication: Teaching Literary Research

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new title,“Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment,” a collection of essays by librarians and English faculty that explore the relationship between information literacy and literary research.

Focusing on the significance of information literacy to research in literary studies, the essays provide an expanded exploration of teaching research skills to students at a variety of levels, undergraduate through graduate. The concept of “the book” continues to be of utmost importance to the disciplines of language and literary study, but networks, databases and digital works all impact the research process of the literary scholar. “Teaching Literary Research” confronts these challenges and presents effective best practices as experienced from both the classroom faculty and librarian points of view.

“Teaching Literary Research” is number 60 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) monographic series, an occasional series focusing on research projects of interest to the academic library community. Contact series editor Craig Gibson at jgibson1@gmu.edu for more information on PIL and to propose future topics.

“Teaching Literary Research” is available for purchasethrough the ALA Online Store (http://www.alastore.ala.org) and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

Contact: Kathryn Deiss
ACRL Content Strategist
(312) 280-2529
kdeiss@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association, 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/.

ACRL announces Frequent Learner Program

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the launch of a new e-Learning Frequent Learner Program to help academic and research librarians maximize their professional development dollars during these challenging economic times. Starting Sept. 1, individuals or groups that register for three ACRL e-Learning courses or Webcasts will receive complimentary registration to one additional course or Webcast of equal or lesser value to the lowest cost-paid e-Learning opportunity. Complete details and a full schedule of ACRL e-Learning opportunities are available on the ACRL Web site at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm.

“We understand the challenges facing academic and research librarians in the area of professional development in the current economy,” said ACRL President Erika Linke. “The Frequent Learner Program is ACRL’s way of ensuring continued access to quality online learning while helping with the bottom line.”

Enrollment in the Frequent Learner Program is automatic for all individuals and groups registering for ACRL e-Learning courses and Webcasts starting Sept. 1. No additional signup is required. Complimentary e-Learning must be redeemed within 18 months of the first course or Webcast. Frequent Learner Program rewards are only redeemable for ACRL e-Learning opportunities and have no cash value. ACRL e-Learning courses and Webcasts attended prior to Sept. 1, 2009, are not eligible for the Frequent Learner Program.

Complete rules and redemption details are available on the ACRL e-Learning site at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm. Contact Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org or (312) 280-2511 with questions about the Frequent Learner Program and ACRL e-Learning opportunities.

Contact: Jon Stahler
ACRL
(312) 280-2511
jstahler@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/.