ACRL Interest Groups

ACRL members can join interest groups for free by updating their ALA membership record.
17 total

ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group (AL ...  

Charge: To provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to library service for graduate students, including instruction, outreach, reference, collections, and programming; develop guidelines and resources that will assist academic librarians with providing quality services for their graduate students.

  last person joined yesterday

ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group ...  

Charge: To provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to all types of library service to international patrons, including instruction, outreach, reference, collections, and programming; develop guidelines and resources that will assist academic librarians with providing quality services to their international constituencies.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL Access Services Interest Group (ASIG)  

Charge: To provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group (AASLIG)  

Charge: Provides the resources—ideas, programs, discussion forums and networking opportunities—to support the development of African American Studies librarianship and resources in academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group (AAMESI ...  

Charge: ACRL’s Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group represents librarians and specialists in the field of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern area studies and advises ACRL, in cooperation with other professional groups, in those areas of library service that require knowledge of Asian, African and Middle eastern languages and cultures.

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ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group (CPIG)  

Charge: To explore the concepts of contemplative pedagogy and mindfulness in librarianship through integrating contemplative modes and practices into library instruction and research life, identifying positive outcomes to this style of teaching, and designing library spaces and services that support reflection, interfaith meditation and prayer, mindfulness, and other contemplative practices.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL Digital Badges Interest Group (DBIG)  

Charge: To provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas related to digital badges, particularly as they relate to libraries (of all types) and information literacy. The interest group’s work may also include: developing new ideas and approaches to using digital badges, sharing information about badging projects, research, and platforms, and providing networking opportunities for members.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG)  

Charge: Provides an opportunity for academic librarians with health sciences responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects relevant to the academic health sciences. The group also works to promote interest in the health sciences to potential and current academic librarians; also works to improve information literacy specifically in the area of the health sciences.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL History Librarians Interest Group (HLIG)  

Charge: To discuss issues common to subject librarians in academic or research libraries, who are working with collections and researchers in the discipline of history.

  last person joined 18 hours ago

ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG)  

Charge: To provide a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group ...  

Charge: A forum for librarians in for-profit educational institutions to network, share knowledge, and collaborate on tasks, direction, and issues specific to their roles within the for-profit education industry. Discussions and programs related to identifying best practices, trends, and technologies aiding librarians for alignment with institutional outcomes, student learning objectives, accreditation standards, government principles, and other guidelines specific to the for-profit higher education industry. Information and education to libraries and other academic professionals about the role of librarians in for-profit educational institutions. Advocacy for librarians and library resources and services in for-profit educational institutions and the field of librarianship and academia as a whole.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group (LMOIG)  

Charge: To provide a forum for discussion regarding effective digital and print methods, including, but not limited to social media, flyers, etc. to disseminate information about the value of their respective academic and research libraries in the United States and around the globe, and the services and events they offer and to work for the objectives of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG)  

Charge: To support resident librarians, former resident librarians, and any interested parties to network, share their expertise, and promote resident librarian groups through: a) centralization of information regarding program availability; b) communication and promotion of core competencies and program evaluation; c) the overall advancement of resident education and residents’ professional success through inter-collegiate collaboration. The Resident Interest group provides opportunities and a platform for current and former resident librarians and other interested parties to share their experiences, research, and availability of library residencies. We believe that a resident librarian’s point of view is important to the development, growth, and success of a residency program RIG decided to edit the charge to make it more descriptive of the goals and projects we are currently working on.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL Systematic Reviews and Related Methods Interest Group (SRRMIG)  

Charge: To promote and develop competencies around systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and other related methods of research synthesis, through activities such as: Facilitating discussion and peer-support; Creating and managing a resource page; Encouraging programming and publications around systematic reviews through ACRL.

  last person joined 4 months ago

ACRL Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG)  

Charge: To provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services.

  last person joined 15 days ago

ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group (UAIG)  

Charge: The Universal Accessibility Interest group offers librarians, support staff, students, and other advocates networking and collaboration opportunities, information sharing and programming to promote accessibility in academic libraries, including web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities and captioning processes.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG)  

Charge: The Virtual Worlds Interest Group provides an opportunity for academic librarians with virtual world interests and responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects and programs relevant to academic libraries. The Interest Group also works to promote the various uses of virtual environments to potential and current academic librarians and to improve information literacy specifically in virtual worlds. The ACRL VWIG sponsors events, programs and meetings held mainly within the virtual world of Second Life and explores other developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality environments.

  last person joined yesterday