In the News

Welcome to the December 2017 issue of C&RL News. Digital humanities remains a major trend in academic and research libraries. In this month’s Perspectives on the Framework column, John E. Russell and Merinda Kaye Hensley discuss the intersection of digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in their article “Beyond buttonology.”

Many libraries continue to launch innovative digital humanities projects, allowing access to, and interaction with, information in new and exciting ways. Danielle Mihram writes about one such project in her article “The University of Southern California’s Voltaire Letters.”

Amanda Clay Powers, Martin Garnar, and Dustin Fife share part two of their “New academic library leader discussion series” this issue, focusing on the first 100 days of their directorships.

In this month’s Scholarly Communication column, Shea Swauger of the University of Colorado-Denver Auraria Library examines “Open access, power, and privilege” in relation to views on predatory publishing.

While many institutions are focusing on OER to provide expanded access to textbooks and other course materials, some libraries, especially at smaller schools, still find providing access to print textbooks a valid solution to leveling the playing field. Dolores Skowronek writes about her experiences with “Textbooks on open reserve” at Alverno College in this month’s issue.

According to tradition, we also take a look back at ACRL’s accomplishments in advancing learning and transforming scholarship with our 2016–2017 Annual Report. The report is a great way to reflect on all of the things you, the ACRL membership, have accomplished over the past year. You can help make the next year of your association as successful as the last by volunteering to serve on an ACRL committee. The call for volunteers is available on page 616.

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including a look at ACRL activities at the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver and Internet Resources on “Marketing resources for the beginner” from the ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group.

Thanks as always for reading the News, and have a fantastic holiday season. We look forward to sharing more great content with you in 2018!

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