ACRL Approves Revised Status of Academic Librarians Standards – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

by | May 16, 2021 | 0 comments


Revised Status of Academic Librarians Standards

ACRL insider reports that “The ACRL Board of Directors approved revised versions of the association’s A Standard for the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Librarians; ACRL Standards for Academic Librarians without Faculty Status; and ACRL Standards for Faculty for Academic Librarians in April 2021. Revised by the ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force, the new versions of the standards bring the documents in line with current practice for librarians with and without faculty status, and for appointment, promotion and tenure decisions of all academic librarians.

New Online: “Minnesota Historical Society Digitizes Three Decades of Minnesota’s Longest-Running Black-Owned Newspaper”

According to infoDOCKET “The Minnesota Historical Society has digitized 30 years’ worth of coverage from the state’s oldest continuously operating Black-owned newspaper, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.
Researchers will now be able to browse issues of the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder dating back to the the mid-1930s on MNHS’s digital newspaper hub, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the historical society…”

Dylan Thomas Digital Collection Launched Online, More than 6,000 Items Digitized

In addition, infoDOCKET also notes that “A digital collection of manuscripts and photographs related to the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas held at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin is now online thanks to an international collaboration just in time for International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14.

Royal Society sets 75 percent threshold to flip its research journals to Open Access over next five years

Library Technology Guides reports that “The Royal Society has set out how it will transition its primary research journals to open access and make more of its world-leading research available to all…”



ARL Membership Convenes Online for Spring 2021 Association Meeting on “The Big Pivot: Disruption, Discovery, Transformation” is a post on the ARL website focused on ARL’s 178th Association Meeting which was convened “via videoconferencing on April 20–29, 2021. Meeting participants discussed “The Big Pivot: Disruption, Discovery, Transformation” in four sessions, each targeting a timely, critical issue: the dissemination of misinformation and disinformation; the social justice mission of our institutions; the transformation of teaching; and the rise of anti-intellectualism…”

U.S. Book Show: Libraries Are Essential Publishers Weekly reports that with the Libraries Are Essential program, the U.S. Book Show embraces a simple truth: public libraries are vital institutions. Sponsored by OverDrive,.. Libraries Are Essential will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET on the opening day of the U.S. Book Show, Tuesday, May 25. The program will be presented in two 90-minute sections, separated by a short break, and will feature an array of library leaders from around the nation…””


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