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The cover illustration is a watercolor and gouache painting of a street corner in San Francisco’s China Town, circa 1890. The painting by American artist Robert Blum is part of the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material held in the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. A busy street corner lined with three-story buildings with elaborately carved cornices and balconies and facades decorated with paper lanterns and flowers is depicted. The figures in the painting wear traditional dress. The image is accessible, along with others, as part of the Library of Congress’s “Chinese in California, 1850-1925” Web site (http://memoiy.loc.gor/ ammem/award 99/cubhtml/cichome.html). For more information on the Bancroft Library and its digital resources, see “Archives and special collections: 24/7” on page 440 of this issue.

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Indexedin Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences; Current Index to Journals in Education; Information Science Abstracts; Library & Information Science Abstracts; Library Literature; and Social Sciences Citation Index.

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ACRL Board of Directors:President-Tyrone Cannon,; vice-prcsident/president-elect-France Maloy,; past-president-Helen H. Spalding,; councilor-Patricia A. Wand,; Budget & Finance Com. rep.-Susan Allen,; directors-Nancy Allen,; Lois Cherepon,; Deborah Dancik,; Ritajones,; Patricia Kreitz,; W. Bede Mitchell,; Pamela Snelson,; Dorothy Washington,; ACRL Executive Director-Mary Ellen K. Davis,

This issue features a number of articles with practical ideas for changes that alter the library’s role in the campus community. In “If you build it, will they come?,” Melissa Moore explores a number of options for engaging with faculty to increase their participation in information literacy instruction. She’s found that taking a proactive approach to expanding the classes and other resources offered by the library can result in enthusiasm from faculty and personal reward.

In “When the library becomes the biggest computer lab on campus,” Krista Graham offers some pointers on how to support productivity software in an academic library environment. The introduction of these tools at Central Michigan University required a plan for providing support to patrons who use them. Find out what was found to work and what areas had room for improvement when the plan was implemented.

In “Instructional leadership: New responsibilities for a new reality,” Scott Walter and Clara

Fowler speak to the need for information literacy and instruction coordinators to take a leadership approach that includes vision, longterm planning, and the ability to communicate within the library and across campus the importance of the instruction program.

“Without a cross word,” although lighthearted, shares a creative solution for discouraging vandalism of the daily newspaper. Crossword puzzle thieves beware!

Part two of coverage of ACRL’s 11 th National Conference can be found on page 443. The final, approved version of the “Guidelines for curriculum material centers” are published here as well. Ann Viles’ last installment of the Fast Facts column appears on page 498. Thanks to Ann for her hard work and dedication in the past three years. Our new editor, Gary Pattillo, will take over the column in September.

—Stephanie Orphan, Editor-in-chief

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