New ACRL Website Launched!

April 2009 marks the launch of an updated, user-centered design of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Web site. The update is the result of an extensive planning and redesign process in order to better serve the information seeking needs of the ACRL membership and general public. The results of an ACRL membership survey informed the redesign process, with many suggestions on usability incorporated into the final design. The redesign integrates the ACRL Web presence with the September 2008 update of the ALA Web site. The newly updated site is available at

The redesigned site features a variety of enhancements, including:

–             Updated site organization for ease of navigation.

–             Direct access to committee and section information.

–             Eye-catching highlights of upcoming events and services.

“In redesigning our Web site, we listened to our members and incorporated a wide variety of feedback in order to increase accessibility and usability,” said ACRL President Erika Linke. “As a result of the hard work of the ACRL membership and Web team, our new online presence provides a greatly enhanced user experience for all of our visitors.”

The new site additionally features dynamic content updates to keep information current and relevant. A variety of RSS feeds for content such as upcoming events provide an additional means for visitors to stay up-to-date with ACRL activities.

Address questions and comments about the ACRL Web site to ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler.


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