ACRL Publications in Librarianship Editorial Files, 1965-1992, 1999-2001
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Brief Description: Files of the ACRL Publications in Librarianship Board chairpersons/editors David W. Heron (1966-69), Kenneth Peterson (1972-76), Joe Kraus (1976-82), Arthur P. Young (1982-88), and Jonathan A. Lindsey (1988-93) relating to the consideration among board members of dissertations, reference books, proceedings and technical reports submitted for publication; as well as possible topics for publications. The board was established in 1952 as the Monograph Series Committee to provide a vehicle for publication of manuscripts too long for C & RL, but of interest to academic librarians. This series also includes correspondence with authors and ALA Publishing Services concerning editing and production of publications; a report concerning ACRL Publications in Librarianship history, procedures, and policy; applications for editor (1987); a publication guide for authors (1981-82); and minutes and correspondence from the ACRL Publication Committee (1978-92).
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Record Series Number: 22/43/5
Created by: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board
Volume: 2.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 11/19/79 (see IWS), 7/2006
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) :

According to its 1980 statement of Responsibility, "The mission of the ACRL is to represent academic and research librarians and libraries. This includes all types of academic libraries-community and junior colleges, college and university-as well as comprehensive and specialized libraries and their professional staffs. ACRL also has as its mission the enhancement of library service, in the broadest sense, to the academic research communities" (1).

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) fulfills its mission through programs of identification and evaluation of book and nonbook materials, by issuing statements on library standards, and by concerning itself with the role, function, and status of the academic librarian (2).

The Association first met in 1889, under the title of the College and Reference Section of ALA (3). In June of 1938, the membership voted to change the name to the Association of College and Reference Libraries (4). Under this name, ACRL was accepted as a division by the ALA Council in May, 1940 (5). A 1942 revision of ACRL bylaws provided for the establishment of state, regional, and local chapters (6). The name was changed to the Association of College and Research Libraries in 1957 (7).

The organizational structure of ACRL was streamlined in 1979-80 to provide for a 13-member Board of Directors which includes the three officers )President, Past President, and Vice-President/President-Elect) and the Executive Director (8). ACRL publications include the bimonthly College and Research Libraries, the monthly College and Research Libraries News, the monthly book selection journal Choice, and occasional ACRL Publications in Librarianship. ACRL has sponsored national conferences and has presented the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year award annually since 1978 (10).

Subject Index
Academic Libraries
Monograph Series, ACRL
Publications in Librarianship, ACRL
Languages of Materials
English [eng]