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Member of the Week: Lauren Pressley

January 31, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Lauren Pressley is Instructional Design Librarian at the Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library (winners of a 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award) in Winston-Salem, NC. Lauren has been an ACRL member since 2004 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Curious. Motivated. Engaged. […]

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Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries Revision

January 28, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL Instruction Section has a task force working to revise the ACRL “Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries” and would welcome your input. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors in June 2003, the guidelines assist academic and research librarians in preparing and developing effective instructional programs. Review […]

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Recorded presentations now available from SPARC-ACRL forum

January 27, 2011 Kara Malenfant 0

The 2011 SPARC-ACRL forum, “Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing,” held during the ALA Midwinter meeting in Anaheim, painted a picture of the rapidly changing–and maturing–open-access publishing sphere. Speakers illustrated the growing range of options and approaches that are emerging and offered help to the library […]

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ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute Scholarship – Apply by March 1

January 27, 2011 Margot Conahan 0

ACRL announces the availability of a scholarship to support participation at the 2011 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition ($2,500) and a $1,500 travel stipend. In support of ACRL’s commitment to librarians serving diverse communities, the scholarship is for individuals currently working in […]

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ACRL 2011 Video Contest Winner, Early Bird Deadline Feb. 4!

January 26, 2011 David Free 0

Congratulations to Job Jamie, Michelle Demeter, and Suzanne Byke from the Florida State University Strozier Library, winners of the ACRL 2011 Video Contest for their clip “ACRL 2011 Strozier Rap Video“! Check out the winning video below: Huge thanks to all of the awesome entries we received for the contest. […]

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Member of the Week: William L. Araiza

January 25, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

William L. Araiza is librarian at Chaffey College Library in Rancho Cucamonga, California. William has been an ACRL member since 2010 and is your ACRL member of the week. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Innovative, eager, thoughtful. 2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Report Now In Print

January 21, 2011 David Free 0

You asked, we listened! The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is now available for purchase in print through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The 8.5 x 11 paperback volume is perfect for adding to library collections or your professional reading shelf. Keep checking the VAL […]

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ACRL 2011 Registration Winner!

January 20, 2011 David Free 0

Congratulations to Krista Higham,  access services librarian at Millersville University in Millersville, PA, winner of the drawing for free ACRL 2011 registration at the ACRL booth at ALA Midwinter! The ACRL 2011 early bird deadline of February 4 is quickly approaching. Get your registration in now to save 20%! Registration […]