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photo by Rita VineIn the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI), teams from five North American universities describe their reorganizations and redefinitions of what it means to be a research library liaison with faculty and students. Barbara Rockenbach, associate university librarian for research and learning at Columbia University, opens the issue with an overview of the five case studies. Rita Vine, head of faculty and student engagement at University of Toronto Libraries and visiting program officer at the Association of Research Libraries, wraps up the issue with a selected bibliography for further reading.
Read more about the new ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows »
image CC0 by Joanna KosinskaThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program Selection Committee has accepted three master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the competitive diversity fellowship program. The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program, funded by a generous grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services and by ARL members, strives to promote much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce.
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image CC0 by Fight for the FutureThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is profoundly disappointed with the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the Open Internet Order, which takes effect today, June 11, 2018. ARL is calling on the House of Representatives to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality, a bedrock of equitable access to information.
Apply for an ARL+DLF Fellowship »
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, image CC0 by Olenka KotykThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are offering ARL+DLF Fellowships to enable attendance of a diverse group of practitioners at the 2018 DLF Forum and to create a more inclusive community.
The DLF Forum welcomes digital library, archives, and museum practitioners from DLF member institutions and beyond. At the forum, the community celebrates successes, learns from mistakes, sets grassroots agendas, and organizes for action. This year’s DLF Forum will be held Monday–Wednesday, October 15–17, at the M Resort just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
Apply for a Library Assessment Conference travel award »
2016 travel award recipients and ARL staff, from left: Elliott Shore (ARL), Hoan-Vu Do, Enrique Caboverde III, Vanissa Gosserand, Kawanna Bright, Sofia Leung, Don P. Jason III, Jennifer Gibson, Sue Baughman (ARL), Richard Cho (Not pictured: Linda Garcia, Genny Jon)The Library Assessment Conference builds and furthers the library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. Since 2014, scholarships have been awarded to individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the conference. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for attendance at the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment in Houston, Texas, December 5–7. Each award will include conference registration plus $1,000 to cover travel costs and/or workshop registration fees.
Register for LMSI I at Rice by June 27 »
Fondren Library, image courtesy of Rice UniversityAre you a research library supervisor, department head, team or project leader, or manager interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?
Apply for a JCLC travel award »
image © JCLCThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering five $1,000 travel awards for ARL member institution employees to attend the third National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) on September 26–30, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Funds from the travel awards may be used to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals.
Read more about GDPR and libraries »
image CC-BY-NC-ND by Penn StateThe European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect tomorrow, May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.
Apply by May 25 »
Wells Library, Indiana University Bloomington, image CC-BY-SA by StevenWThe ARL Academy has extended the application deadline for the third iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute to Friday, May 25, 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.
Read more and RSVP for the ARL Library Liaison Meeting »
image © Rita VineAre you a staff member at an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institution who has attended an ARL Library Liaison Institute since 2015? Please join us for this free event on Monday, June 25, in New Orleans to share experiences, lessons learned, successes, and challenges. ARL facilitators will offer lightly structured activities with ample time for conversation and networking. We look forward to seeing you there!