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).
ACRL Environmental Scan
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired Campus. "QuickWire: Top 10 Trends in Academic Libraries"
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Association of College and Research Libraries, Research Planning and Review Committee
OCLC Research 14 June Announcement: Two OCLC Researchers Serve ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee