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Library Bill of Rights Interpretation Revision Feedback

December 18, 2018 David Free 0

In anticipation of a new edition of The Intellectual Freedom Manual, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) is in the process of updating intellectual freedom-related documents. The IFC would appreciate feedback on the following two revisions of Library Bill of Rights interpretations by Friday, December 28. Please feel free to […]

ACRL Member of the Week: Lorisia MacLeod

December 17, 2018 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

Lorisia MacLeod is an instruction librarian at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Lorisia has been a member of ACRL for 4 years and is your ACRL member of the week for December 17, 2018. Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, ambitious, diplomatic. What are you reading (or listening to […]

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Library Bill of Rights Article Draft Update

December 14, 2018 David Free 0

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual Review Working Group, which reviewed all documents in preparation for the next edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, recommended consideration of updating the Library Bill of Rights in a narrow manner to add an Article VII focused on the concept of ensuring privacy and confidentiality […]

Mindfulness in Libraries e-Learning Course

December 13, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

While a trendy term, mindfulness practice is thousands of years old; further it is a secular, evidence-based practice with practical applications to everyday life and work. Mindfulness is the deliberate, non-judgmental awareness of what one is experiencing in the present moment. Our brains are always working, scanning the environment for […]

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Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors

December 12, 2018 Megan Griffin 0

The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2020 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019. To nominate an individual or to self-nominate, please submit the nomination form. The […]

ACRL Matching Spectrum Donations

December 12, 2018 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to cultivate future library leaders, including annual sponsorship of an ALA Spectrum Scholarship. Spectrum supports students and leaders from racial and ethnic groups critically underrepresented in the library profession. We are delighted to share that ACRL will match all Spectrum gifts […]

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ACRL Member of the Week: Cara B. Stone

December 10, 2018 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

Cara B. Stone is a acquisitions and instruction librarian at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Cara has been a member of ACRL for 7 years and is your ACRL member of the week for December 10, 2018. Describe yourself in three words: Engaged, helper, enthusiastically-nerdy. What are you reading […]

ACRL 2019 Lightning Talk Proposals

December 7, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. […]

Give Back This Holiday Season with a Gift to ACRL

December 6, 2018 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Our generous donors have extended their Giving Tuesday matching gifts through the end of the year, so there’s still time to support the Friends of ACRL. Please consider a gift to the ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund in support of the ACRL 2019 Conference Scholarship Campaign by December 31, 2018. There […]