ACRL Conference in Cleveland

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What a thrill to have the Association of College and Research Libraries conference be hosted in Cleveland this year at the Huntington Convention Center, not least because many librarians visited the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives while taking in special exhibitions and collections here at the museum. 

Congratulations to Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University for receiving the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for Universities from ACRL. Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost & University Librarian is pictured here, accepting the award on April 9.


Director of Ingalls Library Heather Saunders attended the ACRL preconference. Pictured below are panelists from the April 10 preconference session, Lead Your Library Towards Accessibility: Knowledge & tools for any librarian to promote a culture of accessibility: from l. to r., Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Andy Andrews, Accessibility Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries; and Heidi Schroeder, Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University Libraries.

Beth Owens, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, attended sessions on library instruction, scholarly communications, and outreach. It was a great opportunity to find inspiration and to learn from other librarians and other institutions. The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives serves a wide range of patrons, including museum staff, students in the joint program in art history and museum studies with Case Western Reserve University, independent researchers, and members of the public.