ACRL Effective Practices Clearinghouse Jo Davies 01 Mar 2004 19:30 UTC
ACRL's Effective Practices Clearinghouse
The Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Effective Practices
Committee is accepting submissions for its web-based clearinghouse for
effective practices in academic libraries. The Effective Practices web
site can be found at www.acrl.org/effectivepractices. The clearinghouse
will document practices from all areas of academic libraries; we're looking
for examples of procedures or tools that have been developed to (for
example) streamline workflow, solve problems or improve services.
An effective practice is:
· aligned with the library's and parent organization's mission
· sustainable, cost-effective and has the potential for long-term
impact on the library and its constituents
An effective practice has:
· outcomes that are measurable
· some degree of transferability
Effective practices can be submitted at www.acrl.org/effectivepractices.
Practices are then reviewed to see if they meet the criteria listed above.
Once accepted, ACRL will post the practice on the web site and send the
submitting library a letter acknowledging its contribution to the Effective
As more effective practices are submitted and the clearinghouse grows,
academic librarians looking for ideas to improve specific practices in
their own libraries or just shopping for good ideas will be able to browse
by category and search by keyword.
Please take a look at the effective practices already on the page and
consider submitting your own effective practice. If you have questions,
feel free to contact Gordon Aamot, Chair of the Effective Practices
Committee at email@example.com or 206-616-6431.