Academic Library Consulting
LCLS Resources for Academic Librarians
LCLS Special Interest Groups and Discussion Lists for Academic Librarians
This is a general list for members of all types to communicate about a variety of topics. We encourage all members and all staff to sign up for this list. LCLS staff also uses this list to send out announcements.
Resources for Academic Librarians
External Organizations for Academic Librarians
IACRL is a forum of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Academic libraries in this document are defined as college, community, technical and junior colleges, university libraries, as well as research libraries not affiliated with academic institutions. The mission of the IACRL is to promote the interests of academic libraries and the personnel of those libraries, to enhance the abilities of academic library personnel, to identify and meet the information needs of current and potential library users, to develop and promote leadership to the academic library community.
The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) serves over 93% of Illinois higher education students, faculty, and staff at 151 member institutions. Among the many benefits of CARLI membership are the I-Share integrated library system that serves 76 institutions; E-resources brokering, with over 1,000 discounted subscriptions to electronic journals and other resources in fiscal year 2008; the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS), offering 24-hour delivery among 141 CARLI libraries and all of the state’s regional library systems; and the Book Digitization Initiative, a partnership with the Open Content Alliance to provide a digitization opportunity for Illinois academic and research libraries.