Welcome to ACRL/NY

ACRL/NY Symposium 2017In accordance with the Bylaws of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter/Association of College and Research Libraries, Inc., ACRL/NY is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries. ACRL/NY promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. The Chapter encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.

Announcements

  • Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY Symposium 2020 (DEADLINE EXTENDED) 06/08/2020
    December 4, 2020 Virtual Symposium: Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking proposals for presentations, panels, and posters about the intersection of libraries and research institutions with civics, governance, and democracy. How are civic issues impacting collections and services? How do libraries foster engagement with civic issues and the democratic ...
  • Message to Membership 06/03/2020
    The Greater Metropolitan New York City Chapter of ACRL/NY continues to stand against racism, and we stand in support with everyone seeking justice at this time -especially our friends, colleagues, and neighbors who are protesting night after night in New York City in support of black lives and against police brutality. As an organization that ...
  • CFP: Urban Library Journal Special Issue 05/26/2020
    The editors of Urban Library Journal invite short (1,000- to 4,000-words), scholarly submissions for a special themed issue on Urban Libraries in a Pandemic. Submissions may consider any aspect of how urban libraries have been affected by and responded to the pandemic, including but not limited to: the transition to fully remote services decisions on closing and ...
  • 2019 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Katy Sullivan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) 05/22/2020
    I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the 2019 ACRL/NY Symposium and grateful to the committee for awarding me the Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship. As a Maryland resident, I rarely travel out of state for non-national professional development, but this Symposium was absolutely worth it. As a manager, teacher, subject librarian and researcher, the ...
  • 2019 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Karina Hagelin (Cornell University) 05/22/2020
    Thanks to ACRL/NY’s Early-Career Librarian Scholarship, I was able to attend ACRL/NY this year. The theme was “Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library,” which asks us to think about how libraries can redefine services, instruction, and collection development in a way that is thought-provoking, innovative, and ethical. As ACRL/NY so succinctly writes, “This ongoing ...

Upcoming ACRL/NY Events

  • ACRL/NY Presents: Mapping Your Way to Job or Career Success (Tuesday July 14, from 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST)
    Please join the Mentoring Program and the New Librarians Discussion Group for this presentation and discussion. This event is free and open to all current members of ACRL/NY only. Become a member ! ***Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu. NOTE: You do not have to be a national member to join ACRL/NY. ...
  • ACRL/NY Presents: “Should I get out of this rat race?” Resiliency Narratives, Crises, and LIS Job Seeking
    Please join the Mentoring Program and the New Librarians Discussion Group for a presentation and discussion on the current status of LIS job seeking. Our guest presenters are the authors of “All I did was get this golden ticket”: Negative Emotions, Cruel Optimisms, and the Library Job Search . This event is free and open to ...
  • ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group Meeting (June 19, 2020)
    ACRL/NY’s First Year Experience Discussion Group co-chairs Carl Andrews (Bronx Community College) and Derek Stadler (LaGuardia Community College), invite members to attend our Spring 2020 meeting: “Keeping First Year Students Engaged in a Library Instruction Session” Come and join ACRL/NY members for an enlightening afternoon, where we will exchange ideas on how to keep freshman students engaged ...
  • Virtual Happy Hour with the ACRL/NY’s New Librarians’ Discussion Group and Mentoring Program
    Thursday, May 7th 4:30pm – 6:00pm Come join us. Decompress. Let us know the challenges you’re facing in a COVID-19 world, and share your experiences and advice. Connect with colleagues and future colleagues. We are: the New Librarians’ Discussion Group and the Mentoring Program of ACRL/NY. We regularly hold workshops and events for library students, job seekers, new ...
  • ACRL/NY Shut Up and Write events going online
    ACRL/NY members, after some discussion, have decided to maintain the remaining two Shut Up and Write sessions. Instead of meeting in person, we will hold the events virtually. It is all somewhat experimental but we would like to hold the sessions on the same days and times and touching base via email. We will ...
  • ACRL/NY Shut Up and Write Spring Sessions
    ACRL/NY members, the Research & Writing Support Group will be meeting for Shut Up and Write sessions on these Thursdays this spring. The focus always is to write in a structured, focused environment. Each evening has three writing sessions of twenty minutes each, followed by a five minute interlude in between. Bring your best ideas and prepare to ...
  • ACRL/NY Discussion: Open Pedagogy and Academic Libraries (February 21)
    ** Please excuse the cross-posting** Please join your ACRLNY OPEN-DG colleagues for a discussion of Open Pedagogy and Academic Libraries at our meeting on Friday February 21, 3-4pm, at the Manhattan Campus of Mercy College. We welcome Jean Amaral, Associate Professor and Open Knowledge Librarian at BMCC, who will kick-off our gathering, and offers the following discussion ...
  • Research Data Management Symposium, NYC – December 5, 2019
    You are cordially invited to attend a Research Data Management Symposium in NYC to be held on December 5, 2019. This symposium will highlight practical solutions to data management challenges from the perspectives of physician scientists and a NYC based CTSA, as well as two approaches to data catalogs by two NYC libraries who participate ...