The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing almost 10,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.
ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of almost 10,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.