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Research Library Issues, no. 267 (Dec. 2009): Special Issue on Distinctive Collections

RLI issue 267 includes:

  • Introduction: A Special Issue on Distinctive Collections
  • Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo
  • Moving Special Collections Forward in an Age of Discovery: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum
  • The Collaborative Imperative: Special Collections in the Digital Age
  • The Changing Role of Special Collections in Scholarly Communications
 
 

SPEC Kit 315: Leave and Professional Development Benefits (December 2009)

SPEC Kit 315 investigates two broad categories of benefit plans currently offered to professional library staff at ARL member libraries: leave time and support for professional development activities. Topics include benefits eligibility; holiday and intersession leave; plan designs and accrual rates for paid time off (PTO), vacation, and sick leave; and professional development leaves such as dedicated research time and sabbaticals. Other professional development topics include financial support and relief from duties for conference attendance; funding for professional association memberships; and financial and other support for college credit course work, internships, and certifications. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of policies on travel support, professional development leave and funding, sabbaticals, education, and tuition assistance and an example of an individual development award program.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 315 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2008-2009. Data are reported for 10,148 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,748 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Research Library Issues, no. 265 (Aug. 2009)

RLI issue 265: Special Issue on Liaison Librarian Roles includes the following articles:

  • Introduction: Positioning Liaison Librarians for the 21st Century
  • A Framework for Articulating New Library Roles
  • Amplifying the Educational Role of Librarians
  • The Last Mile: Liaison Roles in Curating Science and Engineering Research Data
  • Scholarly Communications: Planning for the Integration of Liaison Librarian Roles
  • New Roles of Liaison Librarians: A Liaison s Perspective
 
 

E-Science Trends, Transformations, and Responses

Liz Lyon on the increasingly data-intensive nature of science librarianship. Audio excerpt embedded in the article "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum" from Research Library Issues no. 262.

mp3 rli-262-lyon-excerpt.mp3

 
 

E-Science Trends, Transformations, and Responses

Cliff Lynch on expanding roles of science librarians. Audio excerpt embedded in the article "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum" from Research Library Issues no. 262.

mp3 rli-262-lynch-excerpt.mp3

 
 

E-Science Trends, Transformations, and Responses

Richard Luce on the need for more flexible staffing in science libraries. Audio excerpt embedded in the article "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum" from Research Library Issues no. 262.

mp3 rli-262-luce-excerpt.mp3

 
 

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2007-2008

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2007-08. Data are reported for 9,983 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,797 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2007-2008 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
     

Fall Forum 2008: Education for Cyberscholarship

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future."

mp3 ff08-roles-larsen.mp3

 
     

Fall Forum 2008: Education for Cyberscholarship

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future."

pps ff08-larsen.pps

 
                 

SPEC Kit 302: Managing Public Computing (November 2007)

SPEC Kit 302 explores the management of library public computing, i.e., those computers that are located in public spaces for use by patrons, as distinct from staff computers and servers. By jointly looking at the scale of the public computing operations, the staffing and organizational structure, budgets, upgrades, maintenance, security, polices, and assessment, the survey pulls together and expands on issues covered in several previous SPEC Kits. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of job descriptions, public computing policies and procedures, and organization charts.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 302 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-2007

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2006–07. Data are reported for 9,824 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,832 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-2007 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 293: External Review for Promotion and Tenure (August 2006)

SPEC Kit 293 explores the policies and procedures that ARL member libraries use in the external review process for candidates who are eligible for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. It examines how external reviewers are identified and asked to participate in the review process, what instructions are given to reviewers, what materials are included in candidates’ portfolios, and the criteria for evaluating candidates’ portfolios, among other questions. It includes documentation from respondents for external review procedures and innstructions to external reviewers.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 293 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 
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