How to Participate in ACRL

Association of College & Research Libraries

Information for New Members and Potential Members

To Join

Write or call the Association of College and Research Libraries for application forms and information: ACRL Office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 944-6780, Ext. 291.

To Learn about ACRL’s Current Programs, Officers, and Units

Check the ALA Handbook of Organization and read College & Research Libraries News regularly (as a member of ACRL, you will receive both publications).

To Attend Conference Programs, ACRL Board Meetings, or Committee Meetings

For information on times, places, and general program content, consult C&RL News, American Libraries, and the official conference programs and schedules. For additional information, contact the ACRL office.

To Attend Preconference Institutes

For information about time, place, and preconference theme, check C&RL News and American Libraries. For additional information and registration materials, write to the ACRL office.

To Establish a Local Chapter of ACRL

Check the procedures listed in “Guidelines for ACRL Chapters” (available from the ACRL office). Send a petition with the signatures of at least twenty-five ACRL members to the ACRL office for approval by the Board of Directors.

To Serve on ACRL’s Committees or to Participate in ACRL’s Sections and Discussion Groups

Familiarize yourself with the work of the unit—check the ALA Handbook of Organization for the unit’s statement of responsibility, read about the work of the unit as reported in C&RL News and American Libraries, attend the meetings of the unit during ALA conferences. Submit a completed ACRL committee volunteer form (published in the November issue of C&RL News and available at ALA conferences). Communicate your interest to the ACRL Appointments and Nominations Committee, to any of the ACRL officers, to the chair of an ACRL unit whose work interests you, or to the ACRL office.


The ACRL College Libraries Section (CLS) will sponsor a program entitled, “Periodical Selection in College Libraries: Reports of Practitioners” at the 1983 Annual Conference of the American Library Association. The two-hour program will offer three or four presentations on the experiences that college librarians have had in periodical selection.

The papers should focus on and analyze periodical selection in college libraries or describe special collection development activities such as management information systems, use and user studies, faculty involvement in journal selection, citation analysis as a collection development tool, or selection criteria. The presentations should emphasize what makes periodical selection policies/procedures/methodologies successful or treat the special problems associated with periodical selection in college libraries.

Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a brief summary (250-500 words) of the paper they would like to give. A cover sheet should include the title and the name, address and telephone number of the author, and additional pages should include only the title and summary. A notice of intention to submit a paper should be sent by May 15, 1982, and the summary should be mailed by September 15, 1982.

Summaries submitted will be anonymously reviewed, and three or four papers will be selected for presentation. Selection will be made by January 15, 1983. Address all correspondence to Pamela Snelson, CLS Program Chair, Drew University Library, Madison, NJ 07940. ■■


The Illinois State Library has awarded a contract to the Library Research Center of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science for a survey of library service in Illinois correctional institutions.

The Illinois State Library in cooperation with the State Department of Corrections has developed one of the largest programs of prison library service in the United States. The main purpose of this survey is to identify the problem areas which have developed and to consider possible solutions for each.

The principal investigator for the study will be Rhea J. Rubin, a nationally known expert in this field. She will be assisted by Ann Puckett, on the staff of the Southern Illinois University Law Library, and by Herbert Goldhor, Director of the Library Research Center of the University of Illinois. They will be guided by an advisory committee of six persons. The study will take a year and will result in a published report. ■ ■

College & Research Libraries News(ISSN 0099-0086) is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, as 11 monthly (combining July-August) issues, at 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Annual subscription: $10. Single copies and back issues, $3.50 each. Second-class postage paid for at Chicago, Illinois, and at additional mailing offices.

Editor:George M. Eberhart, ACRL/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 944-6780. President ACRL: David C. Weber. Executive Director, ACRL: Julie Carroll Virgo.

Production and circulation office:50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Display advertising should be sent to Leona Swiech, Advertising Traffic Coordinator, ALA, at above address. Send classified ads to ACRL. Change of address and subscription orders should be addressed to College & Research Libraries News‚ for receipt at the above address at least two months before the publication date of the effective issue.

Inclusion of an article or advertisement in C&RL News does not constitute official endorsement by ACRL or ALA.

A partial list of the services indexing or abstracting the contents of C&RL News includes: Current Contents: Social & Behavior Sciences; Current Index, to Journals in Education; Information Science Abstracts; Library & Information Science Abstracts; Library Literature; and Social Sciences Citation Index.

To the postmaster:Please send undeliverable copies to ACRL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

©American Library Association 1982. All material in this journal subject to copyright by the American Library Association may be photocopied for the noncommercial purpose of scientific or educational advancement.

To Be a Candidate for an ACRL Office

Write to the ACRL Appointments and Nominations Committee or to an ACRL section nominating committee. Submit a petition to have your name added to the list of candidates.

To Provide Suggestions for New Projects, Services, or Policies

Write to the ACRL office, to any of the ACRL officers, or to the chair of a unit whose work relates to the matter. Respond to requests published in C&RL News for suggestions from the membership. Attend open hearings scheduled at ALA conferences.

To Receive Information, Assistance, or Advice on Professional Problems

Contact the ACRL office, any of the ACRL officers, or the chair of an ACRL unit whose work relates to the matter.

To Obtain ACRL Publications, Policy Statements, or Reprints of Articles

For information about the availability of materials, check C&RL News, ACRL’s “List of Materials Available,” and the ALA Publications Catalog. (The latter two are available free of charge from the ACRL office and at ALA conferences.) To order materials, write to the ACRL office.

To Submit a Manuscript for Publication

Contact the editor of the publication. For College & Research Libraries, send manuscripts to C. James Schmidt, % Research Libraries Group, Jordan Quadrangle, Stanford, CA 94305. Instructions for authors are printed in each issue of the journal. For the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series, send manuscripts to Joe W. Kraus,

Director of Libraries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761.

To Submit News Items for Publication in C&RL News

Send materials to the editor of C&RL News, George M. Eberhart, ACRL/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

To Subscribe to ACRL Periodicals

For a subscription to Choice, write to Subscriptions Department, Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457. For a subscription to C&RL and C&RL News, write to Subscription Department, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

To Order Works from the ACRL Publications in Librarianship Series

For a listing of the works in the series, write to the ACRL office. For a list of the in-print titles, check the ACRL “List of Materials Available,” featured in this issue. To place a standing order or to order individual titles, write to Order Department, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. To order copies of out-of-print titles, contact University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

To Advertise in ACRL Publications

To place display ads in C&RL or C&RL News, contact the Advertising Department, American Library Association, (312) 944-6780. To place classified ads in C&RL News, or job listings in the Fast Job Listing Service or the telephone JOBLINE, contact ACRL headquarters, (312) 944-6780, ext. 286. To place ads in Choice, contact the Advertising Manager, Choice, (203) 347- 6933. ■■

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