Southeastern's Sims Library named ACRL member of the month

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library was named member of the month by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
     The library has been a member of ACRL for 30 years and was recognized by the organization for being service-oriented, resilient and friendly.
     According to Sims Library Director Eric Johnson, the library is a support center for students, faculty and visitors to Southeastern’s campus.
     “The library supplies not only technical resources needed to create new scholarship, but also the professionals who maintain those resources and guide users at their point of need,” he said. “The library hosts educational experiences in the forms of presentations and both formal and informal instruction, and it acts as a partner for many on-campus initiatives.”
     Johnson said the ACRL provides information and scholarly research on topics that most affect academic libraries.
     “Having access to their resources is a boon in furthering communication and collaboration among academic librarians,” he said. “Its efforts regarding information literacy and the development of the original standards and new framework are tools and discussions that help shape instructional services directed towards students’ needs.”

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