HomeNews

News

ARL Career Enhancement Program 2013 Fellows Selected

The ARL Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Coordinating Committee has selected 10 fellows to participate in this competitive diversity recruitment program.

The ARL Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, gives master of library and information science (MLIS) students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a robust fellowship experience that includes an internship in an ARL member library.

Read more »
 

Ninth Annual ARL Leadership Symposium, January 26-27, 2013, Seattle, WA

ARL will host its Ninth Annual Leadership Symposium for master of library and information science (MLIS) students on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. The Leadership Symposium curriculum will focus on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries. The program will include presentations from ARL program officers as well as human resource professionals in ARL member libraries. Registration for this event is open to any MLIS student free of charge, but space is very limited.

Read more »
 

ARL Position Description Bank Demo to Be Held at ALA Midwinter

Would you like to search job descriptions at your peer libraries from a single interface? Could you use a digital archive of job descriptions from your own institution? Are you attending the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle? Join us for a free demonstration of the forthcoming Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Position Description (PD) Bank on Saturday, January 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m., at Hotel 1000, Great Room on Level Four, 1000 First Avenue.

Read more »
 

ARL Applauds Judiciary Committee Action to Reform Privacy Laws

On Thursday, November 29, the US Senate Judiciary Committee took a crucial step toward fixing outdated privacy laws by endorsing a bill proposed by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), which includes vital reforms to give appropriate privacy protection to e-mail and cloud storage. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) applauds Chairman Leahy and all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their strong, bipartisan support for reasonable privacy protections online.

Read more »
 

Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331, Published by ARL

ARL has published Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331, which focuses on the professional, administrative, and management positions that report directly to the library director (or, in some ARL member libraries, the position that serves as the representative to the Association), positions that have not been examined by a SPEC survey since 1984.

Read more »
 

LCA Issues Statement on Authors Guild’s Appeal of HathiTrust Decision

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has issued the following statement regarding the appeal filed yesterday by the Authors Guild in its lawsuit against the HathiTrust and five partner libraries:

Read more »
 

ARL Publishes Report on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities

ARL has released the report (PDF) of its Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities, scheduled for final publication later this month in Research Libraries Issues(RLI). ARL formed the task force in May 2012 to expand upon the ongoing work of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), of which ARL is a member, in support of an international instrument for the print disabled that is under active consideration by the World International Copyright Organization (WIPO).

Read more »  
 

Facilitators Announced for Scholarly Communication Workshop on Strategic Skills for Success

Photo Melanie Hawks and Paul Meyer, ISC facilitatorsPhoto Melanie Hawks and Paul Meyer, ISC facilitatorsAre you already working with library colleagues, faculty, and researchers on your campus for change in scholarly communication? Do you want to develop a deeper impact for your programmatic activities? If this describes your situation, you won’t want to miss the new ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success” to be held April 9–10, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Read more »  
 

ARL Statistics 2010–2011 Published by ARL

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2010–2011, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL's 126 member libraries in 2011. Of these 126, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 11 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries (2 in Canada, 9 in the US).

Read more »
 

Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardees Named for 2012

laca-awards-2012s600x600clockwise from top left: Karin De Jager, Joan Rapp, Sam Kalb, Don KingARL is pleased to announce the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. These awards recognize individuals with substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations/publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2012 awardees are Karin De Jager and Joan Rapp from South Africa, Sam Kalb from Canada, and Don King from the United States.

Read more »  
 
Page 49 of 53
 
 

Partners

Coalition for Networked Information Logo
Library Copyright Alliance Logo
The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Logo