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ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2016 Meeting—Summary and Slides Online

The White House
image CC-BY-SA by Diego Cambiaso

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL leadership fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Washington, DC, on September 27–28, 2016, for the 169th Association Meeting, convened by then ARL president Larry Alford, chief librarian at University of Toronto.

Program sessions included “Trends in ARL Statistical Data,” “Open Access, Shared Values, Different Paths,” and “Sci-Hub: Piracy or Public Good?” The meeting also featured the second ARL “hunchery,” in which six speakers each gave a five-minute description of a new idea, line of inquiry, project, or experiment.

All available presentation slides are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the summary of the program sessions.

About the Association of Research Libraries

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 ARL.org.

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