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ARL Membership to Convene May 6–8 in Columbus, Ohio

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ARL president Carol Pitts Diedrichs, vice provost and director of university libraries at Ohio State University (OSU), will convene the 164th ARL Membership Meeting with welcoming remarks and the introductions of guests on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Several program sessions dedicated to discussion of ARL’s strategic thinking and design work are in development. The meeting will adjourn on Thursday, May 8, at noon. For more details about the meeting schedule, including information on the committee meetings to be held Tuesday morning before the Membership Meeting convenes, see the preliminary Membership Meeting schedule.

The Membership Meeting will be held at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. The cutoff date for reserving a room at the ARL rate of $145 per night is April 13, 2014. Reservations made after that date will be on a space-available basis. You may make your hotel reservations via the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel website or by calling the toll-free reservations number 1-877-901-6632 and requesting rooms with the Association of Research Libraries.

ARL member representatives are also requested to complete the Attendance Questionnaire online by indicating the activities they plan to attend. The deadline for completion is April 13, 2014.

For more details, visit the ARL Membership Meeting website. Please direct questions about arrangements for the meeting to Sarah Segura, ARL executive associate, sarah@arl.org. Direct questions about the programs to Sue Baughman, ARL deputy executive director, sue@arl.org.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 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/.