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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 North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent, with established academic librarians who provide mentoring.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor program, complete the online application by Thursday, October 15. Complete details are on ACRL Insider.

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(via Dr. Melissa Atkinson, Abilene Christian University)

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award? If so, the Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to hear from you.

This prestigious award, sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives the following.

  • $1,200 to attend the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 24-29, 2021)
  • a commemorative plaque presented at an awards event during ALA Annual

Nominees should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas.

  • support for distance learning librarianship and library services (e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation, and/or leadership)
  • participation in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • significant research, publication, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by Friday, December 4, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please go here.

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Nominations are now open for the ACRL Instruction Section’s Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has built a record of contributions over time that have advanced the pursuit of teaching and learning in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).


A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.


Nominees should have achieved a substantial record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas.

  • exhibits extraordinary, consistent leadership of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has broad demonstrable impact on other programs, professionals, or institutions
  • production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and learning in the library profession
  • sustained an outstanding participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of teaching and learning in a library environment
  • consistent and effective mentorship and/or professional development of other library professionals in the pursuit and support of teaching and learning in the library environment


The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 4. Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required.

Nominations must include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered. Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to Susanna Eng-Ziskin, California State University-Northridge, at susanna.eng@csun.edu. For additional information, including a list of past winners, please go here.

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Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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The Spring, 2020, edition of the ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletter is now available. (Publication was delayed due to a number of factors.) The Newsletter contains updates from ACRL chapters around the country, including conferences and meetings, along with continuing education and professional development events. This issue also includes statements on social justice, particularly academic libraries’ role in addressing racial inequality and other barriers to equal access to library resources.

The Illinois chapter has an article on the IACRL-related events at last year’s ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park, including the Unconference and the Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Thank you very much to Illinois State University’s Sue Franzen, who is the current IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, for writing the article, and to the Illinois Library Association for providing the photos. To read the article, please go here.

To view other articles in this issue, including a message from new ACRL Chapters Council Chair Ali Larsen of Siena College, please go to the homepage for the Spring, 2020, issue. Past issues, some of which also contain contributions from IACRL, are available here.

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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The topic for September of 2020 is “Imagining the Contemplative Academic Library”.

This month’s brainstorming discussion will focus on what academic libraries might look through a contemplative lens. What would a contemplative academic library feel like? What guiding ideas would support all who work in or visit the library? Come help us imagine what our future could look like.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. To register, go here. Please e-mail any questions to Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee, or PDC, welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for recruiting their own co-presenters and panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2020-2021

  • evolving models for public services and learning spaces
  • critical librarianship, diversity and inclusion, and social justice in academic libraries
  • scholarly communications
  • data management and visualization
  • changing roles of liaison librarians and functional experts
  • digital scholarship
  • assessment and learning analytics
  • identifying and developing future leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 23. Please submit proposals here.

Direct any questions to Dr. Laura Gariepy and Samantha Harlow, Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu and slharlow@uncg.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

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(via Alex Harrington, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

With the new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2019-2020 FYAL bloggers, Karina Hagelin and Yoonhee Lee, for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.

FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Saturday, September 12. Send an email to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu that includes the following information.

  • a sample blog post
  • a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog

Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider the following factors.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

Program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference are due Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2021 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in December, 2020. More details about the Annual Conference program process, including the proposal form, are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Join ACRL this September for the three-part e-Learning webcast series Copyright and Course Reserves. During this interactive series, participants will explore issues related to copyright for print, electronic, and media reserves.

Webcast One: “Print Reserves” (Thursday, September 3, 2020): In offering print reserve services, academic libraries can help facilitate faculty and students access required and supplemental learning materials such as books, DVDs, music CDs, and photocopies of works such as book chapters. In this 90-minute webinar we’ll explore the copyright issues associated with this service, including the first sale doctrine and fair use.

Webcast Two: “Electronic Reserves” (Thursday, September 10, 2020): In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore ways in which academic libraries can lawfully connect faculty and students with access to books, book chapters, articles, and film online through electronic reserve services.

Webcast Three: “Media Reserves” (Thursday, September 17, 2020): More frequently, students and instructors are looking to academic libraries to provide online access to film being used as part of course instruction. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore the options for making film lawfully available via media reserve services.

Complete details (including pricing) and registration information are available here.

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