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image CC0 by Fight for the FutureThe latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) explores the implications of the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reversal of its Open Internet Order, with a focus on research libraries and their institutions and users. The reversal, which is set to go into effect on April 23, 2018, will likely undermine net neutrality by allowing internet service providers to block, delay, or prioritize specific content, as well as track, record, and resell usage data. This issue of RLI discusses possible responses the research community and others could take to counteract or overturn the FCC’s recent action.
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Wells Library, Indiana University Bloomington, image CC-BY-SA by StevenWThe ARL Academy is accepting applications for the third iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, with a deadline of Friday, May 18, 2018. The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member libraries who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday–Friday, July 30–August 3, 2018, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington and will be hosted by Indiana University Libraries.
Apply for the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship »
photo by Keith RussellTo honor the memory and extend the legacy of longtime Association of Research Libraries (ARL) staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL established in 2015 the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship. The scholarship supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, each year. Generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund support the scholarship.
Learn more about the travel awardees »
image CC-BY by Tony WebsterThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are awarding 11 scholarships for academic and research library workers to attend the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, May 10–11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each scholarship awardee will receive $1,000 for travel to and participation in the conference. These travel awards aim to encourage conference participation by a wide range of individuals interested in transforming academic and research libraries into organizations that truly embody the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
Read more about the FDLP Modernization Act »
image courtesy of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill LibrariesNational library associations praised the Committee on House Administration’s approval of the FDLP Modernization Act (H.R. 5305) today. The bipartisan bill would update and strengthen the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to ensure that members of the public have effective and long-term access to government information.
Apply by April 26 for this undergraduate fellowship program »
image CC-BY by Greg Anderson PhotographyThe application deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 26, 2018, for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline. The program offers a paid internship with a focus on digital stewardship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute. Participants will develop leadership skills and will receive training in topics related to diversity, equity, and social justice.
The Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Apply for the 2018–2020 cohort of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce »
image by WD Yeager PhotographyThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2020 cohort of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and archives. Benefits of the IRDW include:
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Mary Lee Kennedy In anticipation of Mary Lee Kennedy’s start as ARL executive director on April 1, I conducted a short, informal interview with her this month to introduce Mary Lee to those in our community who do not yet know her. Our chat made me look forward to working with Mary Lee even more than I already was. I hope you enjoy reading the following Q&A as much as I enjoyed the process of producing it.
Register for this symposium »
image CC-BY by Tony WebsterRegistration is open through April 20, 2018, for the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cosponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The symposium will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.
Submit a proposal for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference »
image CC-BY by marioThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Steering Committee invite paper and poster proposals for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. This seventh biennial conference will be held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018, and is co-hosted by the University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M Libraries.