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Welcome to the May 2015 issue of C&RL News. With the recent filing of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by the ACRL Board of Directors, many libraries are working to put the framework into practice. Mahrya Carncross provides an overview of her efforts at Western Illinois University in “Redeveloping a course with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” focusing on a research skills class.

At Saint Leo University, Jacalyn E. Bryan and Elana Karshmer used the threshold concepts at the heart of the framework to create information literacy kits for one-shot sessions. Read about their experiences adapting the framework in the article “Using IL threshold concepts for biology.”

Librarians at the University of Michigan recently embarked on “An initiative to address name ambiguity” for faculty authors by implementing ORCID across their campus. Merle Rosenzweig and Anna Ercoli Schnitzer outline the project in this issue.

In this issue’s Scholarly Communication column, Julia Kelly and Linda Eells discuss the role of subject repositories in calling attention to research from the developing world and their impact on “Global scholarship.”

Variations on the library question and answer box have been around for years. Librarians at Mount Holyoke College took a fun approach to this old standby to disseminate information and create a sense of community with library users. Chrissa Godbout, Sarah K. Oelker, and Mary C. Stettner write about their project in the article “Ask LITS.”

With the spring semester drawing to a close at many institutions this month, thoughts are turning to summer projects. Katy Kavanagh Webb advocates for using the summer to review and refresh LibGuides in her The Way I See It essay “What I did over my summer vacation.”

Make sure to check out the other features and departments, including the second round of profiles of 2015 ACRL award winners, Internet Resources on “The American Civil War” by Susan Birkenseer, and information on ACRL activities at the upcoming 2015 ALA Annual Conference.

Thanks as always for reading the News.

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