ACRL Updates Fall 2018
RBMS Conference, June 19-22, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland, Response and Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change
The archives and special collections library communities – as part of the global community – face prospective major shifts in our energy systems, economic models, and literal landscapes. Current and predicted impacts associated with climate change offer highly varied and unpredictable effects on our collections, collecting, facilities, services, funding, users, communities, and professional lives. This conference invites attendees and the broader archives and special collections communities to a candid and forward-looking conversation about our work in the era of climate change. Sessions will connect these issues across our proven professional capacities for committed cultivation of inclusivity, technical excellence, strong collaboration, cultural and historical scholarship, educational expertise, and resource stewardship. Registration opens in February!
Date: June 19-22, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD
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:
- Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment, 2-Volume Set
- The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments, Third Edition
- Shaping the Campus Conversation on Student Learning and Experience: Activating the Results of Assessment in Action
- Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice, 6-Volume Set
Interested in writing for ACRL? Contact Erin Nevius, ACRL’s Content Strategist, for more information, or visit ACRL's Publishing page to learn more about our book publishing program and submit a proposal.
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 7, 2018
More information about these and all other ACRL award opportunities can be found on the ACRL website or by contacting Chase Ollis.
ACRL RoadShow Workshops
Looking to build your library's professional skills? ACRL offers a variety of traveling workshops that can be brought upon request to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Led by expert presenters, these one-day immersive workshops help academic librarians 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
- Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy
- Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
- Research Data Management
- Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.
ACRL 2019 – Recasting the Narrative is coming April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland.
The ACRL Conference is your once-every-two-years opportunity to access the best information, discover new ideas, and stay at the forefront of the profession. You’ll get irreplaceable opportunities to connect with your peers from all over the country and all over the globe, along with access to content all year long.
ACRL 2019 features more than 500 thought-provoking sessions hand-selected by your peers. The conference offers a variety session formats, including contributed papers, panel sessions, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, TechConnect presentations, preconferences, and workshops. With this wide range of formats, there’s something to appeal to all learning styles. The initial ACRL 2019 program schedule will be available later this fall on the conference website. And while you can’t be in two places at once, your conference registration allows you access to nearly 400 of these sessions in the Virtual Conference for one full year after the event.
Journalist Michele Norris will deliver the opening keynote on April 10. Norris is a Peabody Award- winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s program on race, identity, connectivity, and inclusion. ACRL 2019’s middle keynote on April 11 features author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant, and fiercely honest. His remarkable debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize, was a Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner, and made the finalist list for the PEN/Faulkner award. You’ll leave ACRL 2019 inspired by our final keynoter, cartoonist Alison Bechdel. Bechdel is an internationally beloved cartoonist whose darkly humorous graphic memoirs, astute writing and evocative drawing have forged an unlikely intimacy with a wide and disparate range of readers.
Registration and housing for ACRL 2019 are now available! While the conference is coming up April 10-13, 2019, you can get a jump on registration to get the best rates, meet current fiscal year deadlines, or because you’re just too excited to wait. Register for ACRL 2019 by February 8, 2019, and take advantage of discounted early-bird registration rates. You can save $70 or more! Group discounts are also available for institutions that register ten or more employees.