Archive for September, 2010

Nominations for ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award due December 3

Monday, September 20th, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Will your library be the next winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award? If you think the answer could be “Yes,” please read on!

The ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes one outstanding community college, college, and university library each year for the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. In recent years, award-winning institutions like Indiana University (2010), Carleton College (2008), and Hostos Community College (CUNY) (2007) have been recognized for the way in which librarians and library staff have come together to engage their students, faculty, and community users to design and deliver innovative services, spaces, and collections that represent the best of what a 21st-century library can be. It’s your turn!

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, and are due on December 3, 2010. If you think you work in an outstanding library that deserves recognition, please review the guidelines for preparing a nomination at If you have colleagues at a library that deserves recognition, please share this message with them. ACRL members are an integral part of the award process, and we depend on you to help to ensure that the best of our colleagues are recognized for their work.

Complete information about ACRL’s Awards Program is on the ACRL Web site (click on “Awards”). An article in the September 2010 issue of C&RL News outlines all ACRL awards programs. Finally, you can hear from previous Award winners about what winning this award meant to their libraries in a series of podcasts being delivered all this year through ACRL Insider (look for the “Awards” tag).

If you have any questions about the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award or the nominations process, please contact Scott Walter, Chair of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nominations Committee.

Congratulations to Sarah Wenzel, new MLA Liaison!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

From our colleagues in WESS:

The members of the WESS/LES Subcommittee to Select a Liaison to the MLA are pleased to announce that Sarah Wenzel has accepted the appointment to be our first official liaison to the Modern Language Association. While we received several excellent applications, we felt Sarah had the best overall qualifications and offered solid ideas on how she would forge a new relationship between ACRL and the MLA.