ACRL Updates, Fall 2019
RBMS Conference, June 23-26, 2020, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Power, Resistance, and Leadership
This conference program seeks to critically examine the existing power structures that have shaped and continue to impact special collections and archives. The conference program will explore the power dynamics within our profession and the ways in which we experience, exert, and/or defy power. We are interested in stories of resistance, large and small, successful or not. We want to provide participants tools and strategies that will inspire and hopefully lead to transformative change. Proposals are due Nov. 3, 2019.
ACRL publishes a range of books to assist academic librarians in developing their professional careers, managing their institutions, and increasing their awareness of developments in librarianship, providing timely, thought-provoking, and practical content and research to academic and research librarians worldwide. Some recent titles:
- Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners
- The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning''
- Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work
- Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses''
- Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction''
Interested in writing for ACRL? Contact Erin Nevius, ACRL’s Content Strategist, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit ALA Publishing to learn more about our book publishing program and submit a proposal.
ACRL Diversity Alliance – Join or Renew for 2020!
The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. By working together and thinking more broadly, ACRL Diversity Alliance institutions will help diversify and thereby enrich the profession. The commitment of each library leader to create one or more residency positions will expand the opportunities available to individuals from professionally underrepresented groups to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. Renewals will go out this fall for 2019 institutional members. If your institution is not a current member and you’re interested in joining the ACRL Diversity Alliance, please contact ACRL Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives Allison Payne at email@example.com.
Call for Award Nominations
Excellence in Academic Libraries Award
$3,000 and a plaque
Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
$5,000 and a plaque
Generously sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
DEADLINE: December 6, 2019
More information about these and all other ACRL award opportunities can be found on the ACRL website.
Bring in-person training to your campus!
ACRL’s RoadShow workshops open the door to for academic and research libraries to bring high quality professional development directly to their campus, chapter, or consortium worldwide at an affordable cost. These day-long workshops engage participants to learn new skills and strengthen existing competencies to tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. Current workshop topics include:
- Assessment in Action
- Engaging with the ACRL Framework
- Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
- Research Data Management
- Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
For more information, visit ACRL Roadshows.