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White Papers and Reports

White Papers and Reports

 

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  • Nelson, Mark R. (2007-09)
    Report from an invitational forum, held March 5 and 6, 2007 in Denver, sponsored jointly by ACRL, EDUCAUSE and the National Association of College Stores.
  • ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007-11-05)
    This white paper, by ACRL's Scholarly Communications Committee, encourages academics, librarians and their key partners to gather more data on practices that both enable and inhibit the production of scholarship and its ...
  • Neely, Teresa Y.; Peterson, Lorna; Todaro, Julie Beth (2007-07)
    A White Paper by the ACRL Board of Directors Diversity Task Force, produced by Teresa Y. Neely, Ph.D. and Lorna Peterson, Ph.D. Also includes a companion piece to the ACRL Diversity White Paper by Julie Todaro.
  • ACRL Working Group on Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013-03)
    Written by a working group of leaders from many parts of the ACRL, this white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy. The paper also provides strategies ...
  • Aharony, Noa; Badke, William; Bradley, Cara; Bury, Sophie; Coonan, Emma; Dorner, Daniel G.; Houlihan, Meggan; Lau, Jesús; Mwesigwa, Andrew; Raju, Jaya; Raju, Reggie; Russell, Elizabeth A.; Secker, Jane; Špiranec, Sonja; Torras, Maria-Carme; Wang, Li (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017-06)
    ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) has gathered information literacy experts from around the world—including Africa, Canada, Europe, Oceania, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East—to ...
  • Staley, David J.; Malenfant, Kara J. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010-06)
    For academic librarians seeking to demonstrate the value of their libraries to their parent institutions, it is important to understand not only the current climate. We must also know what will be valued in the future so ...
  • Staley, David J. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-05)
    Many current conversations about the future of libraries assume that printed books will give way to e-books. This report by David J. Staley, Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching in the ...
  • Stewart, Christopher (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015-02)
    The first in a set of Occasional Reports on academic library construction and renovation. Authored by Christopher Stewart, this report presents a rich set of data on, and analysis of, new library construction over the past ...
  • Bell, Steven; Dempsey, Lorcan; Fister, Barbara; Allen, Nancy; Wilson, Betsy (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015-03)
    In this collection of essays commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, authors Steven J. Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister share their thoughts on the world in which academic libraries will thrive, ways libraries ...
  • ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013-04)
    The 2013 environmental scan by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries along with trends that will define the future of academic and ...
  • ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015-03)
    The 2015 environmental scan by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries along with trends that will define the future of academic and ...
  • ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017-03)
    The 2017 environmental scan by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries along with trends that will define the future of academic and ...
  • ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2019-05)
    Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2019 environmental ...
  • ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2021-04)
    Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2021 environmental ...
  • Tenopir, Carol; Birch, Ben; Allard, Suzie (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-06)
    This survey reports the findings of a cross section of academic libraries in the United States and Canada to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic ...
  • Senseney, Megan; Koehl, Eleanor Dickson; Namachchivaya, Beth Sandore; Ludäscher, Bertram (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2021-08)
    This report from the IMLS National Forum on Data Mining Research Using In-Copyright and Limited-Access Text Datasets seeks to build a shared understanding of the issues and challenges associated with the legal and ...
  • Estabrook, Leigh S. (2007-10)
    This is the central finding from a recent survey of Provosts and Chief Academic Officers conducted on behalf of the Association for College and Research Libraries by Leigh S. Estabrook and the University of Illinois.
  • Oakleaf, Megan (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010-09)
    A review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries, developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse ...
  • Brown, Karen; Malenfant, Kara J. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-06)
    A report on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. The report – ...
  • Brown, Karen; Malenfant, Kara J. (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015-01)
    This report synthesizes results from over 70 higher education institutions from across North America which completed team-based assessment projects during the first year of Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and ...

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