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Immersion ’18 Registration Now Open

January 31, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

The ACRL Immersion Program is all new for 2018!  Immersion ’18 will take place from July 29-August 3, 2018, at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Immersion ’18 is an intensive, five day program designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship Recipients

January 30, 2018 Sara Goek 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2018. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each support librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education. The selection committee chose six proposals […]

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Member of the Week: Daria Hafner

January 29, 2018 Sophie Skinner 0

Editor’s Note: For the month of January, we’re profiling student members of ACRL. For a limited time, ACRL membership dues for students are just $5. Daria Hafner is an MLS student at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Daria first joined ACRL in 2017 and is your ACRL member of the […]

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SJSU Seeks Self-Nominations for Blockchain Technology Forum

January 25, 2018 David Free 0

The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) has received an IMLS grant to investigate ways that blockchain technology can be used by libraries as a community anchor to partner with other organizations and to support city/community goals. Some suggestions for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced […]

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Member of the Week: Mara Lasky

January 23, 2018 Sophie Skinner 0

Editor’s Note: For the month of January, we’re profiling student members of ACRL. For a limited time, ACRL membership dues for students are just $5. Mara Lasky is an MA student in European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University and an MSLIS student at Long Island University in the […]

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REMINDER – Proposals Due Jan. 29 for Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

January 22, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL seeks proposals for the design, development, and delivery of a new ACRL research agenda on the research environment and scholarly communication system. The final research agenda will provide an overview of trends, identify effective and promising practices, and delineate important questions where deeper inquiry is needed to accelerate the transition to […]

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Keeping Up With… Design Thinking

January 18, 2018 David Free 0

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Design Thinking by Ryne Leuzinger, Gina Kessler Lee, and Irene Korber. Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and […]

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Financial Management in Academic Libraries: Data-Driven Planning and Budgeting

January 17, 2018 Erin Nevius 0

ACRL announces the publication of Financial Management in Academic Libraries: Data-Driven Planning and Budgeting by Robert E. Dugan and Peter Hernon. The book explores the connection between financial management and accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability, and demonstrates how to capture them in a realistic, data-supported budget. All library managers must understand and […]

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ACRL e-Learning Online Course: Leadership in Libraries

January 16, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

Join ACRL from February 5-March 2, 2018, for the e-Learning online course, “Leadership in Libraries.” This online course is an overview and critical examination of leadership theories for library leaders. Explore the concepts of leadership and followership and critically examine several popular leadership theories including emotional intelligence and transformational, authentic, […]