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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 […]

Around ACRL: February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

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. The Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee is seeking poster proposals that address teaching & learning online. Your poster […]

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ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

February 5, 2020 David Free 0

ACRL, at the request of its Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), has endorsed the Protocols for Native American Materials. In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered at Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona. The […]

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ACRL Board of Directors Nominations Due Feb. 15

January 30, 2020 Megan Griffin 0

Higher education is experiencing unprecedented change, providing academic libraries with tremendous opportunities to define new roles related to learning, teaching and research. ACRL is dedicated to enhancing the ability of library and information professionals to dream big and shape our new future. Be a part of shaping that future. The […]

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ACRL, PLA Boards Respond to SCOE Recommendations

January 21, 2020 ACRL Board of Directors 0

The Boards of Directors of ACRL and the Public Library Association (PLA) recently submitted a joint letter (PDF) to ALA President Wanda Brown in response to recommendations contained in the ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) Forward Together report (PDF). In the letter, the Boards thank and commend SCOE […]

Around ACRL: January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

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. The Research Committee of the Science and Technology Section is accepting submissions for the Annual Research Forum and […]

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ACRL Sponsors 2020 ALA Emerging Leaders

January 8, 2020 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL and its sections are sponsoring nine members to participate in 2020 class of ALA Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to […]

Around ACRL: January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020 Gena Parsons-Diamond 0

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. The History Librarians Interest Group will be holding a social event at ALA Midwinter on Saturday, January 25th […]