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   ISSN (Print) 0099-0086 - ISSN (Online) 2150-6698
   Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • In the News
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 409
      Abstract: Welcome to the September 2017 issue of C&RL News. In light of the current political and social climate, many libraries and librarians are renewing their commitment to core professional values such as diversity and inclusion. At Portland State University, librarians are an integral part of teams working to support a culturally responsive and inclusive curriculum. Kimberly Pendell and Robert Schroeder write about the project in “Librarians as campus partners.”
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.409
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • News from the Field
    • Authors: David Free
      First page: 410
      Abstract: The ACRL Framework Advisory Board announced the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit in conjunction with the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit is intended as a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted by both individuals and groups in order to foster understanding and use of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.410
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Librarians as campus partners: Supporting culturally responsive and
           inclusive curriculum
    • Authors: Kimberly Pendell, Robert Schroeder
      First page: 414
      Abstract: Diversity and inclusion initiatives are expanding on campuses across the United States. These initiatives can take many forms, such as the hiring and retention of diverse faculty, student recruitment, and a thoughtful examination of pedagogy and course curriculum. As a librarian, you may be aware of these efforts, but perhaps not as directly involved as disciplinary faculty, particularly in regards to course curriculum development and redesign. How librarians can participate and support this work on our campuses is not always clear; however, we found fertile opportunities for librarian involvement and leadership.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.414
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Social activism in the United States: Digital collection and primary
    • Authors: Jennifer Kaari
      First page: 418
      Abstract: The United States is currently going through a time of increasing political and social activism, from the Black Lives Matter movement to health care activism. This has brought on a renewed interest in the history of social activism to both learn lessons from the successful movements of the past, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the forces that have shaped our current environment. Studying the history of activism and social movements is essential to understanding how once radical ideas like women’s suffrage and civil rights have been able to move increasingly into the mainstream.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.418
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • The many flavors of “yes”: Libraries, collaboration, and
    • Authors: Kate Dohe, Erin Pappas
      First page: 422
      Abstract: Develop Strategic Partnerships” may as well be a mandate at most institutions of higher education these days. But while it is something we librarians have always done, it would be disingenuous to claim that it’s ever been easy. Interdisciplinary collaboration means that academic librarians must draw upon the functional and technological expertise of staff who are not always public facing. Some of us know how to teach, others how to code. Failing to account for the interpersonal tools needed to bridge these domains simply creates additional barriers to collaboration.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.422
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Never be bored at a meeting again! Using Liberating Structures in academic
           libraries for increased productivity, employee engagement, and inclusion
    • Authors: Mark Bieraugel
      First page: 426
      Abstract: How would you like to never be bored in a meeting or presentation' To be fully engaged, to know why you are there, and to have your ideas heard' There is a way for that to happen, a powerful and simple way to fully engage everyone present at a meeting, to unleash their creativity in solving problems, and to make all attendees feel their contributions are heard. The answer is “Liberating Structures,” a set of 33 activities designed by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.1 Each of these activities, which range from taking fifteen minutes to three days, are designed to replace traditional meetings.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.426
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • ACRL’s 2018 Awards Program: Honoring outstanding achievements in
           academic librarianship
    • Authors: Chase Ollis
      First page: 429
      Abstract: Every year, ACRL celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. From a business college using monsters in the library to teach information literacy, to an assistant curator’s digital project of oral histories and archival material highlighting the contributions of Latinas and their families and organizations, to a college library’s new model of instruction using Research Parties and TED Talk as Research Inspiration, the innovations of our community have continued to demonstrate the notable impact librarianship has in the academic landscape.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.429
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • On passing an open access policy at Florida State University: From
           outreach to implementation
    • Authors: Devin Soper
      First page: 432
      Abstract: In February 2016, the Florida State University (FSU) Faculty Senate passed an institutional Open Access (OA) Policy by unanimous vote,1 following the lead of many public and private universities across the United States. This was the culmination of many years of outreach and advocacy by OA champions at FSU, with a diverse, talented team of faculty and librarians making significant contributions along the way. This was also just one instance of a growing trend across North America and globally, with impressive growth in the number of OA policies and mandates adopted by research organizations and funders over the past decade. The adoption of an OA policy still presents many challenges with respect to policy compliance,2 and there are open questions about the long-term impact of different OA policy requirements and implementation models.3 At the same time, OA policy adoption remains an important goal for many institutions, a symbolic affirmation of faculty support for the principles of OA. An OA policy can help an institution raise the profile of its institutional repository (IR), invigorate outreach efforts and content recruitment, and, in the case of Harvard Model policies, safeguard the author rights of its faculty.4
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.432
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • An accidental datahound: Transitioning skills to experience and
    • Authors: Douglas Black
      First page: 436
      Abstract: I didn’t set out to become a data-driven librarian. The concept was still new when I was in library school, and smitten as I was with the human element of information structures and information seeking, the idea seemed detached, focused on mere numbers divorced from the daily face-to-face reality of a reference librarian.Well.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.436
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • For the duration: Creating a collection maintenance unit in technical
    • Authors: Gwen M. Gregory
      First page: 440
      Abstract: The University of Illinois-Chicago is an ARL member library with a collection of 2.3 million volumes. While we have access to many electronic resources, we still have a substantial collection of physical items to manage in several buildings. Many of those volumes are held at the Richard J. Daley Library on our east campus, where nonhealth-related academic programs are located. Late in 2015, the head of the Daley Circulation Department announced his retirement after more than 30 years in that position. The department was a typical academic library circulation unit, including circulation desk, shelving, reserves, and interlibrary loan. Most of the two dozen staff members had been with the department for many years.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.440
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • ACRL in Chicago: ACRL programs at the ALA Annual Conference
    • Authors: Association of College & Research Libraries
      First page: 444
      Abstract: ALA’s 136th Annual Conference was held June 22–27, 2017, in Chicago. More than 22,700 librarians, library support staff, exhibitors, writers, educators, publishers, and special guests attended the conference. Ed. note: Thanks to the ACRL members who summarized programs to make this report possible.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.444
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • ACRL Board of Directors’ actions, June 2017: Highlights of the Board’s
           Annual Conference meetings
    • Authors: Association of College & Research Libraries
      First page: 457
      Abstract: During the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the ACRL Board of Directors met on June 24 and June 26. The Board met with the leaders of its four goal-area committees: Value of Academic Libraries, Student Learning and Information Literacy, Research and Scholarly Environment, and New Roles and Changing Landscapes to assess progress on the Plan for Excellence. With feedback from the Board, these committees will finalize their reports and develop their work plans for 2017–18.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.457
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • C&RL Spotlight
    • Authors: Wendi Kaspar
      First page: 461
      Abstract: The slate of articles in the September issue of C&RL is another diverse one, representing the breadth in the profession and how academic libraries collaborate with other disciplines and departments in their institutions. Each and every one provides a valuable and unique contribution to the practice of librarianship.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.461
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Washington Hotline
    • Authors: Kathi Kromer
      First page: 464
      Abstract: Since joining ALA’s Washington Office in June, one of my top priorities has been learning from leaders of ALA divisions and investigating the relationships each one has with the Washington Office. I have been referring to my first months at ALA as my listening tour. It has been my time to gather information and input about what you care about—to collect the insights and ideas on a wide range of policy issues from ACRL and your peers.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.464
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Internet Reviews
    • Authors: Joni R. Roberts, Carol A. Drost
      First page: 465
      Abstract: American Vernacular Music ManuscriptsNational Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)RefWorld
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.465
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Grants and Acquisitions
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 467
      Abstract: The Washington University Libraries Film and Media Archive has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession. Code Blue is one of the earliest existing films created by Henry Hampton’s Boston-based documentary company Blackside Inc., which produced the Emmy Award-winning civil rights series Eyes on the Prize. Blackside became the largest African American-owned film production company of its time and was home to many filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, including African Americans, immigrants, and women. The 27-minute documentary includes footage from an emergency room in Harlem, a tour through areas of Nashville with a doctor who did outreach to poor families, and discussions with young men and women from different backgrounds who could explain the value of medical education. Code Blue helped to bring new talent into the medical field and was used in hundreds of high schools and medical training curricula nationwide for more than 20 years. The film won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and was seen around the world, including at film festivals as far away as Venice’s Festival dei Popoli.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.467
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • People in the News
    • Authors: Ann-Christe Galloway
      First page: 468
      Abstract: AppointmentsRetirements
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.468
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
  • Fast Facts
    • Authors: Gary Pattillo
      First page: 472
      Abstract: A project of ACRL confirms multiple ways that academic libraries are contributing to student learning and success: students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework, library use increases student success, collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning, information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes, and library research consultations boost student learning.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.8.472
      Issue No: Vol. 78, No. 8 (2017)
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