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ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Data-Driven Library Budgeting

March 27, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

Join ACRL on Thursday, April 5 for the e-Learning webcast Data-Driven Library Budgeting. The webcast will be held from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern) | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central) | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific). Building a budget is a perennial administrative challenge. Yet an academic library’s budget […]

Khalil El-Bathy

Member of the Week: Khalil El-Bathy

March 26, 2018 Sophie Skinner 0

Khalil El-Bathy is an MLIS student at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. Khalil first joined ACRL in 2017 and is your ACRL member of the week for March 26, 2018. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Intellectual, poetic, and utopian. 2. What are you reading (or listening to […]

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

March 22, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved a revision of the association’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). SLHE, adopted in 2004 and previously revised in 2011, is designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning […]

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Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2018 Margot Conahan 0

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and ACRL are offering a symposium to increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, […]

Jessica L. Colbert

Member of the Week: Jessica L. Colbert

March 19, 2018 Sophie Skinner 0

Jessica L. Colbert is a resident librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jessica first joined ACRL in 2017 and is your ACRL member of the week for March 19, 2018. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, ambitious, cinephile. 2. What are you reading (or listening […]

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2018 ACRL Award Winners, Part 1

March 16, 2018 Chase Ollis 0

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2018 ACRL awards. Complete information on the ACRL awards program is available on the association website. Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award – Bucks County Community College Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award […]

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Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

March 15, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved new Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by a joint ACRL/ RBMS and Society of American Archivists (SAA) task force,  the new guidelines articulate the range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively use primary sources and are applicable in multiple primary […]

Spectrum Scholars

Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

March 15, 2018 David Connolly 0

Help support a diverse workforce in the next generation of academic librarians by mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program! This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and […]

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ALA Election Ballot Initiative Revisions

March 14, 2018 David Free 0

Based on member feedback, the language of the ALA Executive Director Degree Requirement ballot initiative in the current ALA election has been revised. An email has been sent to members who have already voted, giving them the opportunity to go back and re-vote if they feel they voted incorrectly on the initiative. […]