Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects.

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Career Enhancement Program Call for Applications

ARL is now accepting applications for the ARL Career Enhancement Program. Masters of library and information science (MLIS) students from racial and ethnic minority groups, who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (or will complete 12 hours by the scheduled internship) from an ALA–accredited MLIS program, are encouraged to apply for this enriching program experience.
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LibQUAL+® at ALA Midwinter: Training Sessions

Washington, DC—The LibQUAL+® team is pleased to announce these free training sessions, scheduled in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, on Monday, January 28, 2013.

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Courtney Loder Named 2012 Winner of Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

Washington, DC—The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce the selection of Courtney Loder, a PhD student in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), as the 2012 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in the information sciences or librarianship. The fellowship was established to honor the memory of CNI founding Executive Director Paul Evan Peters; it recognizes outstanding scholarship and intellectual rigor, a commitment to civic responsibility and democratic values, and imagination.

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LibQUAL+® Post-Conference Workshop at 2012 Library Assessment Conference

Washington, DC—The LibQUAL+® team is pleased to announce that there are a few spots available for the daylong workshop Working Effectively with LibQUAL+® on November 1, 2012, following the Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. Led by Raynna Bowlby and Martha Kyrillidou (Association of Research Libraries), this workshop targets recent LibQUAL+® participants, exposing attendees to the variety of ways one can approach and interpret LibQUAL+® data, and focuses on specific institutional results and analysis.

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ARL Publishes ARL Annual Salary Survey 2011–2012

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2011–2012, which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 126 ARL member libraries during FY 2011–2012. Data are reported for 9,910 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 4,046 professional staff in the 11 non-university ARL libraries. Data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries.

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Special Collections and Archives in the Digital Age: ARL Releases Final Version of RLI 279

ARL has published the final version of Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 279, which is devoted to legal concerns and evolving professional practices around digitizing special collections and archival materials. A pre-publication version of this issue was released in June. The final version of issue 279 uses the streamlined layout that debuted yesterday with issue 278.

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Research Library Issues (RLI) 278 Published by ARL

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published issue 278 of Research Library Issues(RLI), which unveils a new streamlined look for this publication. This issue of RLI features strategies for managing time from Shirley K. Baker, recently retired from Washington University in St. Louis. Her insights stem from years of experience and address the critical balance of multiple priorities in a library director’s life.

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Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs—Issue 9 Published by ARL

ARL has published issue 9 of Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs. The newsletter provides an opportunity for former ARL diversity program participants to share information about key issues and emerging trends in the workplace.

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ARL Joins ALA, ACRL, EFF in Amicus Brief Supporting Google Book Search

Washington, DC—On August 1, 2012, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined other members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)—the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)—and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to file a friend-of-the-court brief (PDF) in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., a lawsuit in which authors allege that Google violated copyright by scanning books to create Google Book Search (GBS), a search tool similar to its Internet search engine. The LCA/EFF brief defends GBS as permissible under the doctrine of fair use, a flexible right that allows copying without payment or permission where the public benefit strongly outweighs the harm to individual rightsholders.

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