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ARL Fall Forum to Explore Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences—Register Now

L’Enfant’s plan of Washington, DC, image by Library of Congress

Registration is open for the ARL Fall Forum 2015, “Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences,” to be held in Washington, DC, on Thursday, October 8.

This daylong event launches the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture along with the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which will support the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum each year. The inaugural Blixrud Memorial Lecture will be presented by Tara McPherson, associate professor of critical studies in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Additional program sessions will explore emerging publishing models in the humanities and social sciences as well as funding strategies for research partnerships across institutions and across borders.


The ARL Fall Forum will be held at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. The cutoff date for reserving hotel rooms at the ARL rate of $279 (single/double) is Friday, September 11, 2015. You may make your hotel reservation by calling the Dupont Circle Hotel at (202) 483-6000 and asking for the “Association of Research Libraries room block.” You may also make your reservation via the Dupont Circle Hotel website—click “Room Block Code” and add the code of ASSO041015_001.


Register online for the ARL Fall Forum by Friday, September 11, 2015. The registration fee is $275 for anyone affiliated with an ARL member institution, CNI member institution, or SPARC member institution; registration is $300 for all others. This fee includes a continental breakfast, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch.

More Information

For more details, including a preliminary program schedule, visit the ARL Fall Forum 2015 website. Please direct questions about the forum to Sue Baughman, ARL deputy executive director, sue@arl.org.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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