Read more and register for SHARE preconference at FORCE2016 >>
image CC-BY-NC-ND by sama093The SHARE initiative is offering a preconference workshop and curate-a-thon on Sunday, April 17, in Portland, Oregon, at the FORCE2016 Conference organized by FORCE11, which aims to improve knowledge creation and sharing by encouraging better use of new technologies.
Read more and view this webinar on IPEDS definition changes >>
image CC-BY-SA by Visha AngelovaThe Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component adopted revised definitions for FY 2015–2016 as a result of recommendations made by a joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association (ACRL, ALA) task force in the summer of 2015. The recording of an ARL-ACRL webinar detailing these changes, which aired November 3, 2015, is now available online.
Read more and register for the Digital Scholarship Center Planning Workshop >>
Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, Brown University LibraryRegistration is now open to individuals from ARL and CNI member institutions for “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop,” to be held May 17–18, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. General registration opens February 16, 2016.
Read more and submit a proposal for the Library Assessment Conference 2016 >>
image CC-BY-NC-SA by Milko RomeroThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the conference steering committee have extended the proposal submission deadline for the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment to Wednesday, February 3. The conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia, October 31–November 2, 2016, and builds on the success of the first five conferences held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); and Baltimore, Maryland (2010).
Read more about Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week >>
Fair Use Fundamentals infographic (PDF) Mark your calendars! Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016—a community celebration coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries—will take place Monday–Friday, February 22–26. You can participate on a single day during the week, multiple days, or the full week.
Read “Fostering Collaboration in the 21st-Century Research Library” >>
The Quest for Deeper Meaning of Research Support, IFLA preconference proceedingsARL executive director Elliott Shore and ARL partnership consultant Kathleen Shearer presented a paper describing the results of the Association’s recent Strategic Thinking and Design process—a new Strategic Framework and innovative approach to the work that ARL undertakes in partnership with its member libraries—at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee preconference in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 13–14, 2015, prior to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.
View/download the 2015 ARL impact infographic >>
The below infographic highlights the Association of Research Libraries’s 2015 transformations and impact in higher education and society.
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The Association plans to post a more detailed report of 2015 accomplishments on the website in January 2016.
Read the full report on the Berlin 12 Meeting >>
The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to release the final report of a pilot Library Liaison Institute (PDF) organized by Columbia University Libraries, Cornell University Libraries, and the University of Toronto Libraries, and held at Cornell University in June 2015. Nearly 50 liaison librarians from the three Association member institutions convened in Ithaca, New York, for two days to examine—through a mix of presentations and active learning experiences—future models for structuring liaison work, and to discuss ways to measure the impact of liaison work on fulfilling the mission of the university.
Read the full report on the Berlin 12 Meeting >>
image CC-BY-NC-ND by visitBerlinOn December 8 and 9, 2015, representatives from several regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) met in Berlin, Germany, to discuss a proposal to flip subscription-based journals to open access models. The initiative is being led by the Max Planck Society, the organizer and host of the invitation-only Berlin 12 Open Access Conference. The rationale for the initiative is based on an analysis undertaken by Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), which found that a flip to open access would be possible at no financial risk, “maybe even at lower overall costs” to the system.
Read more about the new Career Enhancement Program fellows »
Former CEP fellow Nabil Kashyap with Beth Kraemer, photo by Crystal Heis for University of Kentucky LibrariesSix fellows have been chosen to participate in the 2016 cohort of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program (CEP). Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, this program provides master of library and information science (MLIS) students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups with hands-on experience in research libraries. The ARL Career Enhancement Program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse research library workforce that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics and global perspectives in education and research.