Current News & Notes
(via Dane Ward, Dean of Milner Library at Illinois State University) Academic libraries exist in a world of rapidly changing technologies, expectations, campus needs, and budgets. You and I---our library community--are faced with the important job of planning and implementing changes that matter to our colleges and universities.
Join your colleagues for a day-long summit to address some of the following questions:
• How are academic libraries changing?
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) ACRL announces the publication of 2014 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications.
(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect) In the spirit of ALA's New Members Round Table, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession.
The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released its annual report, which is a collaboration between NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. The document, titled NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition (there are other editions for different levels of schooling, in addition to one for libraries), is based on yearly findings from the ongoing NMC Horizon Project.
(via Sarah E. McCleskey, Sarah.E.McCleskey@HOFSTRA.EDU) The annual Kraemer Copyright Conference at UCCS will be held on June 6-7, 2016 on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. This conference offers public, academic, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons.