New from ACRL: Environments for Student Growth and Development

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration,” edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong.

“Environments for Student Growth and Development” focuses on collaborations between campus student services and libraries. Librarians and student affairs professionals share a commitment to student success and holistic development, collaborative strategies and reflective practice. The book explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities in order to create stronger campus environments for student learning, growth and development.

This lively study of campus collaboration features an introduction to student affairs and student development by Hinchliffe and Wong, followed by 14 case studies of successful collaborations co-authored by student affairs and library professionals. Also included is a bibliography of selected publications on student affairs, strategies for collaboration and library and student affairs collaborations.

“Environments for Student Growth and Development” is essential reading for library administrators, librarians involved in outreach and programming, student services professionals and library school collections. “Environments for Student Growth and Development” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

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