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Member of the Week: Michael Ridley

December 17, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Michael Ridley is Librarian at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Michael has been an ACRL member since 1989 and is your ACRL member of the week for December 17, 2012. 1. Describe yourself in three words:  In permanent beta. 2. What are you reading right now (or listening to […]

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Choice Releases 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles Lists

December 13, 2012 David Free 0

Celebrating the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012 list will appear in the Jan. 2013 issue of Choice, featuring […]

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Deadline 12/14 – Apply to become a presenter for the ACRL “Standards for Libraries in Higher Education” workshop

December 12, 2012 Margot Conahan 0

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action.”  The day-long workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop curriculum is designed to support […]

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ACRL Offers 2013 Scholarly Communication Workshop as Road Show

December 11, 2012 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL will once again offer its popular workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” at five host locations in 2013. The day-long workshop, now in its fifth year, is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs […]

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Small Acts, Big Impact

December 10, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

I want to share two items with you. Individually they are they are the sort of things we hardly give much thought. Together they are important symbols of the value that ACRL brings to its members, and a valuable reminder of the impact ACRL has on academic librarians. What makes […]

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Member of the Week: Karen Brown

December 10, 2012 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Karen Brown is Professor in the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois. Karen has been an ACRL member since 2011 and is your ACRL member of the week for December 10, 2012. 1. Describe yourself in three words:  Positive, inquisitive, humorous. 2. What are you reading […]

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C&RL News – December 2012

December 6, 2012 David Free 0

The December 2012 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. The research projects academic and research librarians undertake to improve their libraries can sometimes have unintended benefits. Andrea A. Wirth and Margaret Mellinger discuss how a study at Oregon State University helped librarians develop a water resources research […]