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ARL Comments on RA21 Proposal for Access to Licensed Information Resources

On April 17, 2019, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) issued a call for public comments on a draft recommended practice for improving access to institutionally provided information resources. The draft is based on findings from the RA21: Resource Access for the 21st Century initiative and provides recommendations for using federated...

Memorial: Patricia Battin, 1929–2019

Pat BattinPatricia Meyer Battin, former director of library services and vice president for information services at Columbia University and former president of the Commission on Preservation and Access, died on April 22, 2019, at age 89.

Gregory Eow Appointed President of Center for Research Libraries

Gregory Eow, image courtesy of CRLThe Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has named Gregory Eow president, effective August 12, 2019. Eow currently serves as associate director for collections at MIT Libraries.

Claire Stewart Named Dean of Libraries at University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Claire Stewart, image © UNLUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has appointed Claire Stewart dean of libraries and professor, effective August 1, 2019, pending Board of Regents approval. Stewart currently serves as associate university librarian for research and learning at the University of Minnesota. She was an ARL Leadership Fellow in 2016–2017.

Memorial: Shirley Echelman, 1934–2019

Shirley Echelman, image courtesy of Winchester StarShirley Echelman, executive director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1981 through 1987, died on May 2, 2019, at age 84.

Doug Way Appointed Dean of University of Kentucky Libraries

Doug Way, image courtesy of University of KentuckyUniversity of Kentucky (UK) has named Doug Way dean of UK Libraries, effective August 1, 2019, pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees. Way currently serves as associate university librarian for collections and research services at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  He was an ARL Leadership Fellow...

Library Management Skills Institutes in Indiana and Texas Open for Registration

image courtesy of DeEtta Jones and AssociatesAre you a research library supervisor, department head, coordinator, team or project leader, or change agent interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?

Privacy Explored in Research Library Issues

image CC0 by Bernard HermantThe first issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) in 2019 looks at privacy from a legal, digital, and applied perspective, with a focus on the implications and opportunities for research libraries. The release of this issue of RLI coincides with Choose Privacy Week 2019.

Advocacy and Public Policy Update, April 2019, Released by ARL

Advocacy and Public Policy UpdateThe latest Advocacy and Public Policy Update, by Prudence S. Adler and Krista L. Cox of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), covers key issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from January 16, 2019, through April 30, 2019.

FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute Offers Tuition Discount for ARL Community

Powell Library at UCLA, image CC-BY by Rictor Norton and David AllenThe FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) is offering Association of Research Libraries (ARL) community members a $150 tuition discount on the August 5–9, 2019, institute to be held at UCLA.

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