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ARL Membership Convenes Online for Fall 2020 Association Meeting

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Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, assistant/associate university librarians (AULs) on Association committees, invited guests, and ARL staff gathered virtually September 29–October 7, 2020, for the 177th Association Meeting.

Association committees met September 29–October 1. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors met on October 5.

On October 6, ARL President Lorraine Haricombe, University of Texas at Austin, convened the Business Meeting. The membership elected five new Board members, ratified the election of the new vice president/president-elect, and voted to invite Texas State University to become an ARL member institution, effective January 1, 2021.

On October 7, the Association hosted a panel session on “Inventing the Future in Real Time.” The recording and slides are available on the Member Resources site (login required).

Haricombe also recognized Barbara I. Dewey, Penn State, who is retiring in December 2020.

At the conclusion of the meeting on October 7, Haricombe welcomed John Culshaw, University of Iowa, to his one-year term as ARL president. Culshaw adjourned the meeting.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.