LibValue Webcast on Undergraduate Student Success: Register Now

Online registration is now open for a free webcast on the ways that libraries contribute to undergraduate student success, sponsored by the LibValue project and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This one-hour program will highlight two areas related to student success: the physical space of the library and teaching/learning environmental interventions, drawing on results of surveys about commons spaces, as well as surveys of instructors and students.

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Licensing E-Journal Bundles from Large Publishers

magazine-stackimage © thebittenword.comARL has released a pre-publication version of an article on “The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012,” which will be featured in the forthcoming Research Library Issues no. 282 (Spring 2013).

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Library Assessment Forum to Feature LibValue Work by U of Tennessee

ARL will host a Library Assessment Forum at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting, featuring LibValue research conducted at the University of Tennessee. The forum will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Seattle’s Ravenna Room. No registration is necessary to attend this event.

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Library Value Webcast Series Launched by ARL and LibValue Project

libvalue-logoARL is now offering a series of free webcasts highlighting results from the LibValue project, a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries create value through teaching and learning, research, and social, professional, and public engagement. Online registration for the LibValue series is now open for six webcasts to be held between February and August 2013.

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LCA Submits Comments to US Copyright Office Regarding Orphan Works NOI

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) today filed comments (PDF) with the US Copyright Office in response to their October 22, 2012, Notice of Inquiry (NOI) about the current state of play with orphan works and mass digitization.

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NCSU's "Library of the Future" Opens

ncsu-hunt-library-jan2013Hunt Library at NCSU, image © NCSU

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU) opened its doors on Wednesday, January 2. The Hunt Library, aspiring to be "the best learning and collaborative space in the country," features two learning commons, 100 group study rooms, dedicated areas for faculty and graduate students, and state-of-the art technology. For more information, visit the Hunt Library website.


Art & Artifact Management, SPEC Kit 333, Published by ARL

spec-333-coverARL has released Art & Artifact Management, SPEC Kit 333. This publication explores the scale and scope of art and artifact materials held by ARL member libraries, which tools and techniques the libraries currently use to manage these collections (including those used by library staff only and those used to make information about these collections available to the public), and whether there is evidence of a convergence of library, archive, and museum practices in the management of these collections.

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ARL Publishes New Roles for New Times: Research Library Services for Graduate Students

nrnt-grad-students-dec2012-coverARL today released Research Library Services for Graduate Students (PDF), the second report in the New Roles for New Times series. This series highlights the transformation of the library workforce to address new challenges for research libraries in serving 21st-century students, educators, scholars, and researchers.

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ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellows 2013–2014 Selected

The ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership has selected 21 fellows to participate in the 2013–2014 Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). The LCDP is an 18-month fellowship program that prepares mid-career librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in research and academic libraries.

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Columbia Announces Inaugural Digital Centers Interns

low-library-columbia-u-by-wally-gobetzColumbia's Low Library, image © Wally Gobetz

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) has announced the recipients of the inaugural Digital Centers Internship Program, jointly funded by the libraries and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Six Columbia graduate students have been awarded internships aimed at facilitating the collaboration between grad students, librarians, and technologists. These positions are rooted in research support activities in the humanities, science, and social science digital centers.

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