Tag Archives: ACRL

ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

(17 Jul 2019)  ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master’s Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. […]


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Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) publishes “Environmental Scan 2019”

(5 June 2019)  Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee writes an Environmental Scan, a summary of the key themes in libraries and higher education. Many topics in this arena are in a state of perpetual change. See more and the full report from here.  


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ACRL and Gale launch Libraries Transform Toolkit

(11 Apr 2019)  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. […]


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ACRL releases Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

(25 October 2018, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students, edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles. The book is a practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today’s graduate students. In four sections—One Size […]


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ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy

(13 March 2017, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) announces the publication of a new white paper, Global Perspectives on Information Literacy: Fostering a Dialogue for International Understanding. The paper includes chapters written by information literacy experts from around the world, including Africa, Canada, Europe, Oceania, […]


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ACRL releases Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

(12 September 2016, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe. Edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, the book provides insight into international academic libraries and provides best practices and practical leadership strategies. Over […]


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Altmetrics, bibliometrics, research impact focus of new ACRL publication

(1 May 2015, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt. What does it mean to have meaningful research metrics in today’s complex higher education landscape? This highly engaging and […]


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ACRL releases revised Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

(18 June 2014)  The Information Literacy weblog reports that there is a revised draft of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Feedback is sought (via a surveymonkey form) on the revised draft. The weblog has more.


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Top trends in academic libraries

(June 2014)  Every other year, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in academic libraries. This year, after numerous discussions and literature reviews, the committee decided upon a unifying theme for current trends: deeper collaboration. The focus is on the following large categories within higher education: data, device neutral […]


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ACRL releases second part of draft framework for information literacy for higher education

(4 April 2014)  ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force has released the second part of their initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by ACRL in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of […]


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2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

(30 October 2013)  ACRL announces the publication of 2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master’s Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. The […]


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Information Literacy Immersion Program

(3 July 2013)  Hosted by JULAC, the Association of College & Research Library (ACRL)’s Information Literacy Immersion Program was held during 3-7 June 2013 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. ACRL’s Immersion Program provides instruction librarians with the opportunity to work intensively on all aspects of information literacy. Whether your institution is […]


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ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program @ Hong Kong

Hosted by the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), the Association of College & Research Library (ACRL)’s Information Literacy Immersion Program will be held 3-7 June 2013 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Program provides instruction librarians with the opportunity to work intensively on all aspects of information literacy. The Teacher […]


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