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The mission of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is to provide a forum for discussion of activities, programs, and problems of instruction in the use of libraries; to contribute to the education and training of librarians for library instruction; to promote instruction in the use of libraries as an essential library service, and to serve as a channel of communication on library instruction between the ALA divisions, ALA and ACRL committees, state clearinghouses, Project LOEX, other organizations concerned with instruction in the use of libraries, and members of the Association.

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Inaugural "Notable Works in Graduate Student Support List" Announced

  • 1.  Inaugural "Notable Works in Graduate Student Support List" Announced

    Posted Jun 02, 2021 01:30 PM

    The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group's (ALSGS) Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group thanks everyone for their nominations to our inaugural annual Notable Works List

    With so many wonderful submissions we were able to identify both Notable Works and items that are Also Noteworthy. You can find the list on our libguide:

    Our goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students.  Submissions included projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

    Categories of work considered included: 

    • Journal articles / Conference proceedings / Books / Book Chapters
    • Websites
    • Library resources / Research guides
    • Digital learning objects / Tutorials / Instruction videos
    • Conference program / Presentation / Panel
    • Media / Multimedia / Video

    Please direct any questions to Abbie Basile (, Geoff Johnson (, or Mark Lenker (

    The Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group is:

    • Abbie Basile (Chair), Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian, Old Dominion University
    • Victor Baeza (Vice Chair), Graduate Initiatives and Engagement Coordinator, Oklahoma State University
    • Anne Melville (Recorder), Education Librarian, George Mason University
    • Mandy Havert, Head of Research Services, University of Notre Dame
    • Geoff Johnson, Graduate Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Colorado Denver
    • Mark Lenker, Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas

    If you would be interested in participating in this work in the next year, let us know or look for a call for working group members in the coming weeks.

    Victor Baeza
    Library Graduate Initiatives and Engagement
    Oklahoma State University