Association of College and Research Libraries
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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improving learning, teaching, and research.
ACRL is the largest division of the ALA. ACRL currently has a membership of approximately 13,000, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership. ACRL provides a broad range of professional services and programs for a diverse membership.
The Association publishes an open access journal, College & Research Libraries.
ACRL 2015 Conference
On March 25–28, 2015, ACRL will hold a conference in Portland, Oregon, featuring more than 300 curated programs and an exhibit of over 200 products and services for academic libraries. The conference will center around such topics as assessment, collections, leadership, scholarly communication, sustainability, teaching, and technology, among others.
Keynote speakers include:
- Opening: G. Willow Wilson, comics writer, journalist, and essayist
- Middle: Jad Abumrad, radio host and producer
- Closing: Lawrence Lessig, academic and political activist
- "ACRL 2015 Conference". ACRL 2015 Conference. American Library Association. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- "Call for Participation". ACRL 2015 Program. American Library Association. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- "ACRL 2015 keynote speakers announced". ALA American Library Association. American Library Association. 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
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