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Welcome to AACRL!

AACRL is the Alabama Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries, founded in May of 1987 and incorporated in October of 2000. On this website you will find information about upcoming workshops and programs, newsletters, minutes of our board and annual membership meetings, a calendar of events occurring across the state, information on how you too can become a member - at $10 (Student), $12 (Paraprofessional) and $15 a year (Librarian) it is an unbelievable value!) and lots more. Take some time to look around and get acquainted with our great organization.

You can also join the AACRL listserv and hear what the membership is up to. Just send the message SUBSCRIBE AACRL to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UAB.EDU. If you have suggestions for AACRL or for our website, click here to tell us about it.

Reminder: If you serve on an AACRL committee, you should be a member of AACRL.  Please renew your membership today!

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National Legislative Day

Each year, ALA sponsors National Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. In an effort to support participation by academic/research librarians in our state, the Alabama chapter of ACRL (AACRL) annually provides two $500 stipends (with the option of combining into a single $1,000 stipend) to AACRL members interesting in participating in National Legislative Day as a member of the Alabama delegation. For further information, contact the AACRL Legislative Liaison.

Upon returning from Legislative Day, recipients of the stipends are expected to write a column for an upcoming issue of the AACRL newsletter highlighting their experience, and use the experience to increase their participation as an active library advocate. You can learn more about National Legislative Day by going to http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld.

Advocacy LibGuide

The Government Relations Committee of AACRL has published a Library Advocacy LibGuide. This LibGuide is divided into two main sections: Advocacy Tools and Advocacy Events. The purpose of the guide is “...to assist librarians, library workers, and those who suppose libraries in developing their advocacy skills.”

To access the LibGuide, go to http://libguides.huntingdon.edu/libraryadvocacy.

This page is maintained by Steven Turner.
Please submit suggestions and comments to sjturner1@ua.edu.
Last Modified: 08/13/2013
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