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Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • In the News
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 369
      Abstract: Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of C&RL News. Following the ACRL 2019 conference this April, Recasting the Narrative is still on the minds of many ACRLers. In this month’s Scholarly Communication column “Renewing the system,” 2019–20 ACRL President Karen Munro discusses why it is important to examine the scholarly communication system in order to make it more equitable.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.369
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • News from the Field
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 370
      Abstract: Syracuse University Libraries, Department of Chemistry collaborate to identify chemical composition of plastics artifacts collection2019 ACRL Environmental Scan releasedUNC-Charlotte names 2019 Atkins FellowsAALL presents 2019 Emerging Leader AwardOCLC transfers QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative, subscriptions to SpringshareEBSCO, The Carrol Center for the Blind partner for accessibilityRevised ACRL open access policy statement, new Guidelines for Standardized Holding Counts approved
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.370
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Renewing the system: Thinking broadly about equity, diversity, and
           inclusion in scholarly communication
    • Authors: Karen Munro
      First page: 374
      Abstract: The ACRL Board of Directors recently articulated a new core commitment of our strategic plan, the Plan for Excellence. Along with the association’s core purpose, “[t]o lead academic and research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and scholarship,” and our core organizational values, which include visionary leadership, responsible stewardship of resources, and the values of higher education and intellectual freedom, we have made an explicit commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.374
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • New models for instruction: Fusing the ACRL Framework and Roles and
           Strengths of Teaching Librarians to promote the lifelong learning of
           teaching librarians
    • Authors: Annie Armstrong
      First page: 378
      Abstract: The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education’s emphasis on curiosity, creativity, engagement, and metacognition can guide librarians in designing meaningful learning experiences for students. Inspiring students to learn is arguably contingent upon our sustained engagement as teachers. Can we facilitate and inspire learning without building and expanding our skills and harboring a certain joie de vivre for teaching' To put it bluntly, don’t we have to put on our own masks first' How do we establish habits of mind that nourish our skills and our spirits so that we can remain engaged throughout our teaching lifespans'
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.378
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: North American
           librarians’ symposium in Europe provide forums to share, collaborate,
           and learn
    • Authors: Brian Vetruba
      First page: 382
      Abstract: One hundred twenty librarians and information professionals from ten countries descended on Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on October 13, 2017, for a day of networking and information exchange covering librarianship and scholarship in the 21st century. “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: An International Symposium” grew out of a need to have a forum for North American librarians who specialize in European Studies to share insights with and learn from librarians and archivists from Europe and elsewhere.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.382
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • A restructured freshman history course: The evolution of a
           librarian’s role
    • Authors: Laurie Scrivener
      First page: 389
      Abstract: In 2012 the history department at the University of Oklahoma (OU) received a mandate from the university’s president to overhaul its U.S. history survey courses. Part of the mandate was that only tenured or tenure-track faculty would teach the survey, and though the classes would be large (around 200 students), there would also be required discussion sessions led by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). Writing and critical thinking were also to be incorporated. The department decided to fulfill this mandate by reconstructing the survey classes around primary source-based research and looked to other departments on campus, such as the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Expository Writing Program, and the University Libraries, for support. This article describes how the librarian for history has worked with numerous stakeholders to support this ambitious and constantly evolving project, which attempts to bring historical inquiry to the freshman level.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.389
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Repackaging library workshops into disciplinary bootcamps: Creating
           graduate student success
    • Authors: Erin R. B. Eldermire, Erica M. Johns, Susette Newberry, Virginia A. Cole
      First page: 394
      Abstract: Academic libraries typically offer short, stand-alone workshops focused on specific topics. These might be 60- to 120-minute sessions on topics such as an introduction to citation management software, text analysis, 3-D printing, or systematic reviews, and are predominantly offered throughout the fall and spring semesters.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.394
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Staying at the heart of the institution: The small college library as an
           event space
    • Authors: Susan Bigelow, Danielle Berube
      First page: 398
      Abstract: Libraries at small colleges, especially colleges with a nontraditional student population, face an uphill struggle to remain relevant in the life of the institution. Students at colleges like these tend to be adults who are already in the workforce and have many responsibilities and demands on their time outside of school. These students will usually either come to campus for their classes and leave or take online classes and rarely set foot on campus.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.398
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Supervisors as mentors: How supervisory mentorship can supplement formal
           mentoring programs
    • Authors: Laura Evans
      First page: 403
      Abstract: Binghamton University Libraries’ mentoring program has been in place since 2006. The goals of this program are to orient new librarians to the organizational culture by building relationships with more senior librarians, and to help new librarians achieve tenure by providing support and advice on job performance, service, and scholarship throughout the six years leading to tenure review.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.403
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Professional mastermind groups: Lessons from the ALA Leadership Institute
    • Authors: Susan A. Schreiner
      First page: 406
      Abstract: Imagine a free business tool that is adaptable to all types of libraries and can benefit librarians at every level to become more effective and successful. It exists with a mastermind group. There are numerous examples of mastermind groups throughout history.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.406
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • C&RL Spotlight
    • Authors: Wendi Kaspar
      First page: 408
      Abstract: Couldn’t commitAs the end of the school year approached, I found myself having more and more conversations with students about what comes next. I am not sure if it is the economy or social pressures, but it seemed like the level of near-panic over life after graduation was higher than before. I know a lot of these students—some worked in the library, some were students in instructions sessions I had taught or who had sought me out for consults on papers or research projects, some served on committees—but the pressure to find the answer to the rest of their lives was the same. As they looked for jobs and considered life after college, a number of them asked me how I knew that I wanted to be a librarian.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.408
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Washington Hotline
    • Authors: Shawnda Hines
      First page: 412
      Abstract: U.S. Copyright Office modernization efforts underwayCollege and academic libraries know full well the problems with orphan works, those titles for which the copyright holder cannot be found. Academic librarians seek to preserve or digitize works in their collections to make them more accessible, but this can be challenging, even after an extensive search.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.412
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Internet Reviews
    • Authors: Joni R. Roberts, Carol A. Drost
      First page: 414
      Abstract: Jim Crow Museum of Racist MemoriabiliaOwl Research
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.414
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Grants and Acquisitions
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 416
      Abstract: Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention. The average cost of textbooks annually is about $1,300.  Research from The Student Public Interest Research Groups and U.S. PIRG Education Fund shows that some students have to borrow more to pay for college, are likely not to buy required materials at some point, and might even drop a class because of text prices. PALNI offers the PALSave program in response to this need and to help provide a proactive solution to textbook affordability. The grant will enable PALNI to support course transformations using course materials which are free to students, focusing on Open Educational Resources worldwide.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.416
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • People in the News
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 418
      Abstract: Blynne OlivieriScott WalterBrian MathewsAlicia M. SalazEmma SlaytonSusan Swords Steffen
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.418
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
  • Fast Facts
    • Authors: Gary Pattillo
      First page: 420
      Abstract: Summer readingUrbanizationLittle Free LibrariesTechnology and the political environmentThe Internet Archive
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.80.7.420
      Issue No: Vol. 80, No. 7 (2019)
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