Around ACRL: November 22, 2019

Want to know what is happening in ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups? Check out ACRL Insider every other Friday to keep up-to-date on activities from around the association.

  • Submit your story about a (good or less good) change in an academic library for a new ACRL open workbook on change leadership, coming in spring 2020.
  • Nominations are now open for the 2020 ACRL Awards Program. Many ACRL sections sponsor awards recognizing the significant achievements and contributions of their members. More information can be found in the awards section of the ACRL website. The nomination deadline for most awards is December 6, 2019.
  • Do you work in an archive or special collections? Are you a history subject specialist? Do you work for a museum or historical society? Then the History Librarians Interest Group is for you! To join, log into your ACRL membership and join the History Librarians Interest Group listserv. 
  • Join the Universal Accessibility Interest Group for a mid-winter virtual meeting on January 21st to learn how Ontario College Libraries are working together to meet and exceed their legislative requirements for e-resources with LEAP (Library eResources Accessibility Project).
  • Attend the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section social at ALA Midwinter. The event will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at City Tap in Philadelphia. Contact Diane Dias De Fazio,, for more details.
  • The ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee held a digital discussion forum on instructional design for distance librarians. Check it out below!