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ALA Releases Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

May 21, 2019 David Free 0

ALA has released the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a new resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. The U.S. census is required by the Constitution and determines congressional representation; district boundaries for federal, state, and local offices; and allocation […]

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual Draft Interpretations

May 16, 2019 David Free 0

This is the fourth request for feedback from the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) after the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the IFC is continuing to update intellectual freedom-related documents. The IFC would appreciate feedback on two interpretation drafts by Wednesday, May […]

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Academic Status Standards Survey

May 1, 2019 David Free 0

The ACRL Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force was formed by the ACRL Board of Directors with the charge of reviewing and revising ACRL documents related to the status of academic librarians. In order to gain a sense of current thinking and relevance related to the status of […]

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Resources for College Libraries Call for Reviewers

April 30, 2019 David Free 0

Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, invites experienced subject liaisons and faculty to serve as peer reviewers. RCL is currently seeking peer reviewers for a variety of RCL Social Sciences and Science and Technology subjects including Agriculture, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, […]

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CopyTalk Webinar: The Music Modernization Act of 2018

April 19, 2019 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, May 2.  Last year, Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, one of the most significant amendments to the copyright law. Not only does it create a public domain for […]

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Keeping Up With… Faculty Development

April 18, 2019 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 Faculty Development by Katelyn Handler and Lauren Hays. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each […]

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ACRL and Gale Launch Libraries Transform Toolkit

April 11, 2019 David Free 0

ACRL and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. The toolkit extends […]

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ACRL Signs Letter Opposing Alaska Higher Education Funding Cuts

March 6, 2019 David Free 0

On March 4, 2019, ACRL joined a number of professional societies representing tens of thousands of faculty members and students from humanistic and social scientific disciplines in signing a letter expressing deep concern about Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed funding cuts for higher education. The letter calls on Governor Dunleavy to reconsider […]