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ARL Membership to Convene Oct. 9–10 in Arlington, Virginia

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ARL President Wendy Lougee, university librarian at University of Minnesota, will convene the 163rd ARL Membership Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9. Several programs that build on recent discussions about strategic thinking and the future framework for ARL are in development. The meeting will adjourn on Thursday afternoon, October 10, just before the start of the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise.” Please see the Membership Meeting schedule for complete details, including information on the committee meetings to be held Wednesday morning before the Membership Meeting convenes.

The Membership Meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The cutoff date for reserving hotel rooms at the ARL rate of $219 ($239 for a double) is September 20, 2013. Reservations made after that date will be on a space-available basis. ARL member representatives are requested to make their hotel reservations via the Crystal Gateway Marriott site or by calling the Marriott Reservations toll-free number at (877) 212-5752 and mentioning the “ARL Member Meeting.”

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 September 20, 2013.

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. Its 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/.