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Our Priorities


  • Johns Hopkins Libraries Explore Impact of Collections on Students’ Mental Wellness

    Johns Hopkins Libraries Explore Impact of Collections on Students’ Mental Wellness

    Can library spaces and collections—both physical and digital—foster a sense of well-being and engagement with the community? Like many college students in the United States, students at Johns Hopkins University...

  • DataBridge Prepares Students for Careers in Data Science

    DataBridge Prepares Students for Careers in Data Science

    The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is helping students develop skills to succeed in the fast-growing field of data science. DataBridge, an undergraduate research program offered by the libraries, provides...

  • International Copyright & IP

    ARL, as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), engages on a number of international copyright and intellectual property issues. In addition, ARL monitors Canadian copyright issues via the...

  • 2019 ARL Annual Leadership Symposium

    2019 ARL Annual Leadership Symposium

    ARL hosted its 15th Annual Leadership Symposium on January 24–27, 2019, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. ...

  • ARL Statistics® Survey

    ARL Statistics® Survey

    This survey collects data that describe the collections, overall library expenditures, materials expenditures, staffing, and operational and service activities of member libraries. This data series began in 1908 and represents...

  • ARL Statistics Survey Statistical Trends

    ARL Statistics Survey Statistical Trends

    These graphs highlight trends emerging from data collected as part of the annual ARL Statistics survey. Click on the links below to download the graph or data table....

  • Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

    Recognizing the need to centralize government printing and to establish a mechanism to provide US citizens with no-fee access to federal government information, Congress passed the Printing Act of 1895...

  • Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Government Information

    Numerous federal statutes, executive orders, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars provide agencies with guidance concerning the creation, collection, maintenance, dissemination, and preservation of government information. Ensuring effective...

  • Fair Use

    Legislation in support of fair use has been considered by the US Congress for many years. These bills sought to ensure the vitality of fair use in the digital environment....

  • Our Priorities

    As our Association looks towards the plausible futures of research libraries and archives under uncertain conditions, we do so in an unprecedented context that requires all of us to be...


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