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CopyTalk Webinar: Copyright implications in the COVID-19 world

March 27, 2020 David Free 0

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 2. The next CopyTalk is a timely one: how to manage copyright when everything is suddenly “only digital” for libraries, schools, colleges and universities that are closed due […]

RBMS 2020 Conference Cancellation

March 25, 2020 David Free 0

The ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) regrets that it must cancel the RBMS 2020 Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington because of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19. We are truly grateful for all of the interest and support for what would have been another terrific RBMS conference […]

Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries LibGuide

March 20, 2020 David Free 0

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. ACRL has launched a new Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries […]

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Keeping Up With… Microaggressions

March 19, 2020 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Microaggressions by Tarica LaBossiere and Abby Deese. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each issue […]

Open Learning For Uncertain Times

March 13, 2020 David Free 0

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your […]

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CopyTalk Webinar: Library Exceptions and Limitations All Over the World

March 2, 2020 David Free 0

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 12. Presented by Kenneth Crews, the webinar will provide a tour of international copyright, highlighting Crews’ research on copyright exceptions and limitations in various countries. The United States […]

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Mary Ellen K. Davis Announces Retirement as ACRL Executive Director

February 18, 2020 David Free 0

Mary Ellen K. Davis, executive director of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced her retirement, effective April 24, 2020. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the academic and research library community through my various roles […]

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Updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

February 6, 2020 David Free 0

ALA has released an updated version of the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. Originally released in 2019, the updated Guide reflects the latest information and resources on the upcoming Census. The U.S. […]