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Sharing My Leadership Moment (And You Can Too!)

March 28, 2013 Steven J. Bell 0

Leadership is the theme of the ACRL/LLAMA Presidents’ Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Academic librarians interested in adding leadership qualities to their skill set, or adding to their leadership abilities, will want to attend this program. It features noted author, executive coach and leadership consultant Karol […]

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ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference registration still available

March 27, 2013 Margot Conahan 0

Registration is still available for the ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference, offered April 11-12 during the ACRL 2013 conference in Indianapolis. The Virtual Conference provides an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way […]

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CUPA-HR Task Force Updating Academic Librarian Position Descriptions

March 26, 2013 David Free 0

In the fall of 2012, ACRL President Stephen J. Bell appointed a task force to work with CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) to review and revise as necessary current CUPA-HR academic librarian position descriptions. We were asked to: Research national academic librarian position descriptions and identify […]

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CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) Expands

March 26, 2013 David Free 0

The CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal arts and sciences curriculum, CEC recently added CHOICE-reviewed titles from the University Press of Mississippi and Wesleyan University Press to its list […]

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“Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy”

March 26, 2013 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment,” written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association. This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information […]

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Member of the Week: Tarida Anantachai

March 25, 2013 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Tarida Anantachai is Resident Librarian at the Syracuse University Library in Syracuse, New York. Tarida has been an ACRL member since 2011, is a 2013 ALA Emerging Leader, and your ACRL member of the week for March 25, 2013. 1. Describe yourself in three words:  Dedicated, empathetic, optimistic. 2. What are you reading […]

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Library Copyright Alliance Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley—Total Victory for Libraries and Their Users

March 19, 2013 Kara Malenfant 0

Today the US Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a lawsuit regarding the bedrock principle of the “first sale doctrine.” The 6-3 opinion is a total victory for libraries and our users. It vindicates the foundational principle of the first sale doctrine–if you bought it, you […]

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ACRL Podcast: 2013 Vice-Presidential Candidates

March 19, 2013 David Free 0

In this podcast, C&RL News editor-in-chief David Free talks with Maggie Farrell and Karen Williams, 2013 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect, about their potential plans for the association. Time: 36:43 [display_podcast] Complete details on the 2013 ALA/ ACRL elections are available on the ACRL website. About the Music: The music […]

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ACRL Presidential Candidates Forum Access Information

March 18, 2013 Megan Griffin 0

The 2013 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 1 p.m. Central on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  Maggie Farrell and Karen Williams will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Farrell is dean of libraries at the University […]