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Apply for Libraries Ready to Code Mini-Grants by February 14

January 22, 2020 David Free 0

In advance of Digital Learning Day, ALA is opening a call for applications for $700 mini-grants to school, tribal, public, and academic libraries to design and implement programs using Google’s Applied Digital Skills resources. Applications are due February 14, and up to 290 eligible libraries will be selected to deliver at least 4 […]

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Humanities for All: Help NHA Promote Publicly Engaged Humanities Work

January 9, 2020 David Free 0

In summer 2018, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) launched Humanities for All, with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to document and promote publicly engaged humanities research, teaching, preservation, and programming in U.S. higher education. The initiative brings together more than 1,500 examples, showcasing the range of humanities […]

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SCOE Updates, Midwinter Forum

December 18, 2019 David Free 0

The ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) was pleased to share the Forward Together recommendations with ALA members this fall through ALA Connect. The timeline for Forward Together has been extended and a vote on Constitution and Bylaws/Policy changes will not occur in June 2020. Instead, a new member group will […]

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Choice Publishes Research Data Services White Paper

December 13, 2019 David Free 0

Choice has published the fifth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This paper, “Research Data Services in Academic Libraries: Where are We Today?”, offers a unique opportunity to revisit and re-examine findings from a 2012 ACRL […]

Choice Announces 2019 Outstanding Academic Titles

December 4, 2019 David Free 0

Each December, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic community. This year’s complete list features 521 books and digital resources from 132 […]

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Keeping Up With… 2020 Census

November 21, 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 the 2020 Census by Erin Ackerman and Karen Brown. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and […]

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Library Census Equity Fund Grant Applications

November 7, 2019 David Free 0

ALA is now accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. Applications are due Nov. 22. ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.  All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible […]

Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Coming This December

October 17, 2019 David Free 0

Each year Choice, a publishing unit of ACRL, announces the editors’ selections of the best academic nonfiction titles reviewed during the year just ended. Selection as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title is a recognition of the work’s excellence and scholarly significance by the academic library community’s oldest and most prestigious […]

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Applications/Nominations Invited for C&RL Book Review Editor

October 15, 2019 David Free 0

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of book review editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The book review editor will work closely with the editor, members of the Editorial Board, production staff, and a […]