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C&RL News – July/August 2015

June 29, 2015 Ann-Christe Galloway 0

The July/August 2015 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Most do-it yourselfers know that home improvement and renovation projects are never as easy as they appear on HGTV. The stress of changing and updating spaces is compounded in projects the size of renovating all or part of […]

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Member of the Week: Rachel Borchardt

June 29, 2015 Elizabeth Caris 0

Rachel Borchardt is the Science Librarian at American University in Washington, D.C. Rachel has been an ACRL member since 2006 and is your ACRL member of the week for June 29, 2015. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, quirky, and helpful. 2. What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile […]

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ACRL/ALA/ARL Joint Task Force for IPEDS Academic Library Survey Component – Draft Recommendations Available for Comment

June 24, 2015 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL, ALA, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and have formed a joint advisory task force to suggest changes to the current definitions and instructions accompanying the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries (AL) Component for FY 2015. The ACRL/ALA/ARL task force worked through a series of […]

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ALA Delegation to Finland

June 23, 2015 David Free 0

Editor’s note: The following message is from ALA President Courtney Young. As the ALA President, I am honored to serve as the leader of the upcoming ALA Delegation to Finland. I invite you to join me and other ALA members to participate in this important international exchange in Helsinki, Finland in […]

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Member of the Week: Kenny Garcia

June 22, 2015 Elizabeth Caris 0

Kenny Garcia is Reference and Instruction Librarian at California State University – Monterey Bay in Seaside, California. Kenny has been an ACRL member since 2009 and is your ACRL member of the week for June 22, 2015. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Student-centered, praxical, and community-oriented. 2. What are you reading (or […]

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“Assessment in Action” Project Posters at ALA Annual Conference

June 19, 2015 Kara Malenfant 0

Coming to the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco? Be sure to see assessment project posters presented by the second year participants in ACRL’s program “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA). Librarian-led teams carried out assessment projects over 14 months at their community colleges, colleges and universities. […]

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SLILC Annotated Bibliography on Threshold Concepts

June 17, 2015 David Free 0

In light of the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) has compiled an annotated bibliography on threshold concepts, one of the educational theories underpinning the document. The articles in the bibliography were chosen by members of the committee based […]

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Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board

June 16, 2015 Sharon Mader 0

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has introduced a new way of thinking and practicing to the academic library community, and it has already brought both inspiration and challenge to librarians as they explore new directions in information literacy practice and research. To support the implementation of […]