ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee Releases Environmental Scan 2010

 
OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., was vice-chair of the committee while it developed this report; she becomes chair for 2011-12, and will lead the group's work next year on the new Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Research Planning and Review Committee is responsible for creating and updating a continuous and dynamic environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment. It prepares a environmental scan document every two years for release at the ACRL National Conference.

The Chronicle of Higher Education blog recently noted the availability of the 2010 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries list (link below), on which Connaway was the lead author.

OCLC Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt was recently appointed to the committee by ACRL leadership. See our 14 June announcement for more details (link below).

More Information

ACRL Environmental Scan
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/EnvironmentalScan201.pdf

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired Campus. "QuickWire: Top 10 Trends in Academic Libraries"
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/quickwire-top-10-trends-in-academic-libraries

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
http://www.oclc.org/research/people/connaway.htm

Association of College and Research Libraries, Research Planning and Review Committee
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/resources/leadership/committees/acr-reprc.cfm

OCLC Research 14 June Announcement: Two OCLC Researchers Serve ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee
http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2011-06-14.htm

For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research
lynn_connaway@oclc.org
+1-303-246-3623

Robert C. Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
bolander@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5207

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