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ACRL 2019

Goodsett et al.

Welcome to Cleveland

An introduction to the Rock and Roll Capital of the World

Postcard circa 1937 showing an aerial view of the Great Lakes Exposition at Cleveland. In the distance is Terminal Tower and the main Cleveland business district.

We’re all very excited to have you join us April 10–13, 2019, in Cleveland for the ACRL 2019 conference. The theme, “Recasting the Narrative,” is definitely an appropriate descriptor for current-day Cleveland. ...


Branstiter et al.

Pizzagate and a slice of free speech

Media literacy outside of the classroom

As part of the welcome week at the University of Kansas, students shared their favorite fake news story of the year.

Since 2016, the public eye has turned to the problems of mis- and disinformation. As a result, many librarians sprang into action to spread the good news about information and media literacies. ...

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The Way I See It

Michael Epstein

That thing is so annoying

How proactive chat helps us reach more users

Figure 1. The chat widget on the Copy Library website.

The comment came from a fellow librarian when I asked if she had noticed our new proactive chat widget. Yes, she said, “that thing is so annoying.” When I mentioned the percentage our chat requests were up by her eyes got wide...


Shivley, Jarrell, and Denton

Ready, set, make!

Exploring library resources in a residential hall makerspace

Figure 3. Students exploring circuitry using Snap Circuits. Photo credit: Kate Shively

Increasingly, the maker movement has spread across the nation in various contexts. Emerging from this movement are sites called makerspaces, which bring individuals together to create and learn collaboratively via engagement ...

Conference Circuit

Association of College & Research Libraries

ACRL in New Orleans

ACRL programs at the ALA Annual Conference

ALA’s 137th Annual Conference was held June 21–26, 2018, in New Orleans. More than 17,500 librarians, library support staff,exhibitors, writers, educators, publishers, and special guests attended the conference. ...


Lotts and Maharjan

Outreach, engagement, learning, and fun in 60 seconds

Button making at the Rutgers University Libraries

Figure 1. Image of button maker and supplies.

In the fall of 2016, the Rutgers University Libraries (RUL)-New Brunswick Learning and Engagement team spent $580 to purchase a button maker and ...