Entries from November 2010 ↓

ACRL e-Learning call for proposals

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting proposal submissions for the ACRL e-Learning program. Submissions are being accepted for live webcasts and asynchronous online courses. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by Dec. 17, 2010. The full call for proposals, including a link to the submission form, is online at
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/elearningpropos… .

ACRL e-Learning webcasts run 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q and A. Webcasts are offered live on the Elluminate online meeting platform. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board and other interactive tools during their sessions. Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based or audio chat. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10-percent royalty of webcast registration fees, less the Elluminate vendor fees, split among the presenters.

Online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered through the Moodle platform over the course of three or four weeks. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments and/or chat sessions. ACRL provides $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10 percent of the course registration fees, split among the presenters, each time the course is offered.

Direct questions about the call for proposals to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

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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.

2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics now available from ACRL

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes associate of arts institutions, master’s colleges and universities/baccalaureate colleges and research/doctoral-granting institutions. The individual volumes for associates colleges, masters/baccalaureate and doctoral-granting institutions are also available for purchase.

The 2009 survey includes data from 1,533 academic libraries in six major categories:

- Collections (including volumes, serials, multimedia)
- Expenditures (library materials, wages and salaries, other operating)
- Electronic Resources (including expenditures, collections, services, usage)
- Personnel and Public Services (staff and services)
- Ph.D.s Granted, Faculty, Student Enrollment
- Faculty Rank, Status, and Tenure for Librarians

The survey also provides analysis of selected variables and summary data (high, low, mean and median) for all elements. The 2009 data can be used for self-studies, budgeting, strategic planning, annual reports, grant applications and benchmarking.

“2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. Contact Mary Jane Petrowski at mpetrowski@ala.org or (312) 280-2523 with questions.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association, 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 http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.