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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Governance and Membership Activities

1. ARL Board Convenes July 26–27, Takes Action

2. ARL Membership to Consider “Imperatives for Change” Oct. 13–14: RSVP by Sept. 20

3. ARL-CNI Forum “Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries” to be Held Oct. 14–15

Influencing Public Policies

4. LCA Applauds Librarian of Congress for Expanding DMCA Exemptions

5. LCA Joins EFF in Amicus Brief on Safe Harbor for Service Providers

6. LCA Files Comments on Proposed WIPO Cultural Expressions Treaty

7. SPARC Releases Study of Economic Returns of Public Access Policies

8. US House Committee Hearing Explores Expansion of Federal Public Access Policies

9. Appropriations Update

10. White House Releases Science & Technology Priorities for FY 2012

11. US House Subcommittee Examines Web 2.0 Use by Federal Agencies

Reshaping Scholarly Communication

12. Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar to Focus on Staff Roles: Register by Sept. 14

13. SPARC Meeting Headliners to Explore Future of Science, Promise of Networked Technology

14. Open Folklore Digitization Project Developed by IU Libraries, American Folklore Society

15. University Press E-Book Consortium Moves into Next Phase

Transforming Research Libraries

16. ARL Publishes E-Science & Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions

17. ARL Board Endorses Digitization Principles to Guide Vendor/Publisher Relations

18. Special Collections Engagement, SPEC Kit 317, Published by ARL

19. Webcast on Scenario Planning for Research Libraries Now Available as Archive

20. CNI Update

Diversity, Professional Workforce, and Leadership Development

21. Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Seeks Applications: Deadline Sept. 15

22. Career Enhancement Program Seeks Applications: Deadline Oct. 1

23. Posters from Leadership & Career Development Program Research Projects Now Online

24. Sponsor Libraries Confirmed for Research Library Leadership Fellows Program 2011–12

Library Statistics and Assessment

25. ARL Annual Statistical Surveys Update

26. Library Assessment Conference Registration Waiting List Now Open

27. Service Quality Evaluation Academy Now Accepting Nominations: Deadline Dec. 15

28. Register Now for LibQUAL+® Training, San Diego, Jan. 2011

29. Using Library Performance Metrics: NISO Webcast, Sept. 8

Other Items of Interest to ARL Directors

30. Publications Recently Released by ARL

31. Non-ARL Transitions

32. Grants

33. Honors


GOVERNANCE AND MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES

1. ARL Board Convenes July 26–27, Takes Action

The ARL Board convened in Washington DC at the end of July to consider ARL’s financial strategy for 2011 and to conduct other business of the Association. The Board voted unanimously to recommend to the Membership a dues increase of $593 (2.5%) per member. With no dues increase in 2010, the additional revenue plus salary savings would provide the support needed for several critical operational and programmatic areas. Members will vote on the proposed increase at the October 2010 Membership Meeting.

The Board endorsed the “Principles to Guide Vendor/Publisher Relations in Large-Scale Digitization Projects of Special Collections Materials” submitted for consideration by the Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. The principles were vetted with the Transforming Research Libraries and Public Policies Steering Committees before submission to the Board. See item #17 below for more details and a link to the principles.

Other Board action included the approval of a new task force recommended by the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee. The task force is charged to identify data that are strategic, relevant, and can accurately describe the reality of research libraries here and now. The task force will review the ARL Statistics, ARL Supplementary Statistics, and ARL Annual Salary Survey, and recommend data elements that should be dropped or revised. The task force will commence its work in the fall with a completion date of 2012.

For more information about the Board actions, contact Sue Baughman sue@arl.org.

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2. ARL Membership to Consider “Imperatives for Change” Oct. 13–14: RSVP by Sept. 20

The 157th ARL Membership Meeting will convene at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC on Wednesday, October 13, at 3:30 p.m. to engage a series of program sessions on “Imperatives for Change.” The Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 14, 8:30–10:00 a.m. For more details, including a preliminary schedule, visit the meeting Web site. Please RSVP to ARL by September 20 and book your hotel room by September 20. If you have questions, contact Sarah Segura sarah@arl.org.

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3. ARL-CNI Forum “Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries” to be Held Oct. 14–15

ARL and CNI are co-hosting a forum on “Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries” October 14–15 in Washington DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting. The forum is open to all. In particular, directors and other senior leaders of research and academic libraries are encouraged to attend, along with staff members who have responsibilities for managing change in their organizations.

Program sessions will address:

  • Imperatives for change in higher education and their impact on research and academic libraries
  • Organizational leadership
  • Models for organizational realignment
  • Innovative models for strategic change and managing resources

For more information about the forum, contact Sue Baughman sue@arl.org.

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INFLUENCING PUBLIC POLICIES

4. LCA Applauds Librarian of Congress for Expanding DMCA Exemptions

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)—ALA, ARL, ACRL—applauds the decision by the Librarian of Congress to expand the exemption for the creation of film-clip compilations for classroom and educational use to all college and university faculty, regardless of academic discipline. According to Section 1201 (a) (1) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Librarian of Congress is allowed once every three years to adopt exceptions to the anti-circumvention provisions that place technological protections on copyrighted works. LCA also applauds the Librarian’s decision to renew the exemption to circumvent protections that block the read-aloud/screen-reader function on e-books. For more information on the exemptions, visit the ARL Web site and the US Copyright Office Web site.

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5. LCA Joins EFF in Amicus Brief on Safe Harbor for Service Providers

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) joined a coalition of public interest and technology groups in an amicus brief written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) involving the legal “safe harbor” for online service providers hosting content on the Web. In the brief, EFF, LCA, and others ask the Ninth Circuit to reject the arguments made by Universal Music Group (UMG) and affirm the lower court’s decision in UMG v. Veoh. For more details and to download the brief, view the press release.

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6. LCA Files Comments on Proposed WIPO Cultural Expressions Treaty

E-News Aug 2010: LCA WIPO comments

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) filed a statement with the World Intellectual Property Committee (WIPO) considering the “WIPO Revised Provisions for the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore.” Under the WIPO revised provisions, traditional cultural expressions could include folk tales and songs, holiday customs, and religious texts. In its comments, LCA notes that “librarians are concerned about establishing a WIPO treaty to protect traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). We believe such a treaty would have a negative impact on the public domain, intellectual freedom, access to information held in library collections, and our ability to meet the educational and research needs of the communities we serve. Western intellectual property law will never effectively correspond to the unique nature of TCEs. Attempting to force such harmony is likely to produce a host of unintended consequences…” Download LCA’s statement to WIPO.

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7. SPARC Releases Study of Economic Returns of Public Access Policies

Delivering timely, open, online access to the results of federally funded research in the US will significantly increase the return on the public’s investment in science, according to a new study by John Houghton of the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University. The report, The Economic and Social Returns on Investment in Open Archiving Publicly Funded Research Outputs, co-authored by Bruce Rasmussen and Peter Sheehan, was released earlier this month by SPARC. For more details and to download the report, see the SPARC news release.

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8. US House Committee Hearing Explores Expansion of Federal Public Access Policies

On July 29, the Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform held a hearing on public access to federally funded research. The subcommittee invited 10 witnesses who represented varied and diverse communities concerned with extending public access to federally funded research. Participants included members of the journal publishing, academic, patient advocacy, research, and federal communities.

Representing the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), David Shulenburger, APLU Vice President for Academic Affairs, stated, “I speak in strong support of increasing public access to federally funded research… Our member universities have a special mission of outreach and engagement with their communities; ensuring that the research they produce is widely available to the public at no additional cost to them is a true expression of that mission.”

The Alliance for Taxpayer Access has posted a summary of the hearing as well as links to extensive media coverage of the hearing.

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9. Appropriations Update

Prior to the August recess, the US Senate Appropriations Committee acted on several FY 2011 appropriations bills, sending nine bills to the Senate floor. None of these bills were acted upon by the full Senate prior to its recess. To date, the US House of Representatives has voted on two of twelve appropriations bills, with the remaining ten ready to be considered by the House Committee on Appropriations. As in the past, it is not expected that Congress will act on all appropriations bills prior to the start of the new federal fiscal year on October 1. Instead, Congress will likely pass a series of continuing resolutions funding federal agencies at the FY 2010 level until omnibus appropriations legislation or legislation combining several appropriations bills is approved by the House and Senate.

Extension of NIH Public Access Policy Proposed

The House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal health and education agencies approved legislation that would extend the NIH Public Access Policy to other federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), requires that the public be given free access to government-sponsored published research findings funded by the health and education agencies within 12 months of publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved $170 million for FY 2011 for the NEH. This is an increase of $2.5 million from FY 2010 funding. It is not clear when the House Appropriations Committee will take up this measure. There has been no action on this appropriations legislation in the Senate.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

The Senate and the House have begun work on FY 2011 funding for IMLS. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $271 million for the agency, which is a reduction of $11 million from the FY 2010 level. Funding for the Library Services Technology Act programs would remain level at $213.6 million. Programs funded under the Museum Services Act would receive $33.6 million. In related House Appropriations Committee action, the IMLS would receive $266 million, a $16 million reduction from FY 2010.

For more information, contact Prue Adler prue@arl.org.

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10. White House Releases Science & Technology Priorities for FY 2012

On July 21, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy and the US Office of Management and Budget released the “Science and Technology Priorities for the FY 2012 Budget.” The memorandum, directed to the heads of executive departments and agencies, identifies six areas of focus for formulating the FY 2012 budget. In addition, the memorandum addresses the need for agencies to create and update data-sharing policies and emphasizes the importance of open data. Download the memorandum from the White House Web site.

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11. US House Subcommittee Examines Web 2.0 Use by Federal Agencies

On July 21, the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives conducted a hearing that explored the use of Web 2.0 technologies by federal agencies and examined the records-management implications of those technologies. David Ferriero, Archivist of the US, noted that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will provide guidance to federal agencies on records-management issues and social media. View the hearing testimony on the committee Web site.

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RESHAPING SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

12. Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar to Focus on Staff Roles: Register by Sept. 14

The sixth webinar in the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication series will focus on the shifting roles of library staff as they relate to scholarly communication activities. Case studies at three institutions will highlight how these activities can be managed. Speakers include Karen Williams of University of Minnesota, Michael Furlough of Penn State University, and Doug Way of Grand Valley State University. The webinar will be held September 21, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT. Register by September 14. For more information and to register, visit the ARL Web site.

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13. SPARC Meeting Headliners to Explore Future of Science, Promise of Networked Technology

E-News Aug 2010: SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting

Michael Nielsen, a quantum computation pioneer, and George Strawn, of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, will present keynotes at the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, November 8–9. The two thought-leaders will discuss how open, online archives hosted by universities, colleges, and government agencies can help realize the full potential of networked digital technology for advancing research and scholarship. Early-bird registration rates are available until September 12. For more information and to register, visit the meeting Web site.

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14. Open Folklore Digitization Project Developed by IU Libraries, American Folklore Society

Indiana University (IU) Bloomington Libraries and the American Folklore Society are partnering on a new project—called Open Folklore—to increase the availability of folklore materials. The project combines digitization and digital preservation of data, publications, educational materials, and scholarship in folklore. Because much of the material is copyright-restricted, IU librarians will work with rights holders to make books and journals that have already been digitized—often through Google Books and the HathiTrust Digital Library—freely available to the public. For more details, see the IU news release.

The relationship between IU Bloomington Libraries and the American Folklore Society was highlighted in an ARL webcast last August that focused on how libraries could reach out to leaders of academic scholarly societies. For more information about the webcast and to view the archive, visit the ARL Web site.

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15. University Press E-Book Consortium Moves into Next Phase

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $47,000 to the team of university press directors who are leading an effort to develop a university press consortium to sell collections of e-books to academic libraries. The press directors include Steve Maikowski of New York University Press, Eric Halpern of University of Pennsylvania Press, Alex Holzman of Temple University Press, and Marlie Wasserman of Rutgers University Press. To date, 55 university presses have expressed a strong interest in participating in this project and the group plans to launch the venture in fall 2011. For more information, see the NYU Press news release.

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TRANSFORMING RESEARCH LIBRARIES

16. ARL Publishes E-Science & Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions

E-News Aug 2010: e-science report

ARL has published E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions, by Catherine Soehner, Catherine Steeves, and Jennifer Ward. The study was sponsored by the ARL E-Science Working Group to build an understanding of how libraries can contribute to e-science activities in their institutions and identify organizations that have similar interests in e-science to leverage research library interests.

The report presents the findings of a 2009 survey of ARL member libraries; includes six case studies compiled by the authors to elaborate library e-science activities and collaborations; and includes a bibliography of related articles, reports, and Web sites, along with the survey instrument and a selection of recent research library position descriptions with significant e-science support components.

A free and open webcast on this topic is being planned for the fall. Download the free report from the ARL Web site.

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17. ARL Board Endorses Digitization Principles to Guide Vendor/Publisher Relations

The ARL Board of Directors unanimously voted on July 26 to endorse nine principles to guide vendor/publisher relations in large-scale digitization projects of special collections materials. The principles were recommended by ARL’s Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. The Board’s vote strongly encourages ARL member libraries to refrain from signing future agreements with publishers or vendors—either individually or through consortia—who do not adhere to the principles.

The nine principles address issues including implications of the distinctive character of special collections, the need for libraries to retain their own copies of the products of digitization projects, the importance of promoting broad access to digitized collections, and concerns regarding the collection of data about users of digitized collections.

For more information and a link to the principles, view the press release.

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18. Special Collections Engagement, SPEC Kit 317, Published by ARL

Interested in engaging researchers with special collections? Special Collections Engagement, SPEC Kit 317, examines activities that are targeted to connect students, faculty, and other researchers with special collections. This SPEC Kit investigates who coordinates these activities at ARL libraries, where they are held, how they are promoted, and how they are evaluated.

A genuine commitment to outreach activities in special collections is evident throughout the responses to this SPEC survey. The SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of policies and procedures, class request procedures, descriptions of class assignments and resources, job descriptions, and exhibit and event promotional methods.

For more details and to order this SPEC Kit, view the press release.

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19. Webcast on Scenario Planning for Research Libraries Now Available as Archive

ARL has released an archive of the July 19 webcast, “Envisioning the Future of Research Libraries: ARL’s Scenario Development Project.” During the webcast, ARL’s project consultant, Susan Stickley of Stratus Inc., introduced the concept of scenario planning and highlighted how it compares to other prediction-oriented tools for planning, such as forecasting or trend analysis. Stickley also presented an update on the ARL project. View the webcast on ARL’s YouTube channel.

ARL is working to support and advance future-planning activities in research libraries by creating a new toolset through its scenario-development project. ARL will be developing and releasing four contrasting scenarios that describe possible futures for research libraries in 2030. The scenarios will be released in the fall with a toolkit to support research libraries in integrating long-term scenario-based strategies into their planning practices. Visit the project Web site for more information.

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20. CNI Update

A. Upcoming CNI Membership Meetings

CNI’s fall 2010 Membership Meeting will take place December 13–14 in Washington DC; registration packets will be sent to CNI member representatives in early September. The spring 2011 Membership Meeting—where the Paul Evan Peters Award and Lecture will take place—will be held in San Diego, California, April 4–5. For general information about CNI Membership Meetings, visit the CNI Web site.

B. New Resources from CNI

RLI 270 cover

An article by Joan Lippincott and Clifford Lynch exploring electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and graduate education was published in the recently released issue no. 270 of Research Library Issues (RLI). Read or download “ETDs and Graduate Education: Programs and Prospects” for free online.

“Web 2.0 and the Study of History,” a video recording of the project briefing presented at the CNI 2010 Spring Membership Meeting, is now available on CNI’s YouTube channel and CNI’s Vimeo channel.

C. Jessica Koepfler Named 2010 Winner of Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

Jessica A. Koepfler, a doctoral student in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in the information sciences or librarianship. The fellowship, which was established to honor the memory of CNI founding Executive Director Paul Evan Peters, recognizes outstanding scholarship and intellectual rigor, as well as civic responsibility, democratic values, and imagination. Read more about the award and this year’s recipient on the CNI Web site.

For the Latest from CNI

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CNI News: http://news.cni.org/
Follow CNI: http://twitter.com/cni_org

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DIVERSITY, PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE, AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

21. Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Seeks Applications: Deadline Sept. 15

ARL is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries. The IRDW includes a stipend up to $10,000 over two years, leadership and career development training, financial support for skills development, and a formal mentorship program. The IRDW is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as by ARL member libraries. Applications are due September 15, 2010. For more information about the program and to apply, see the press release.

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22. Career Enhancement Program Seeks Applications: Deadline Oct. 1

ARL is accepting applications for the Career Enhancement Program, which provides a six- to twelve-month internship in an ARL member library. The program seeks masters of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (or will complete 12 hours by the scheduled internship) in an ALA–accredited MLIS program. Applications are due October 1, 2010. For more details and to apply, see the press release.

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23. Posters from Leadership & Career Development Program Research Projects Now Online

E-News Aug 2010: LCDP posters

The June closing ceremonies for the “Vanguard Class” of the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP) included a poster session during which the LCDP fellows presented the research projects that they completed during the program. The LCDP is an 18-month program to prepare midcareer librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in ARL libraries. View abstracts of the projects along with PDFs of the posters on the ARL Web site. A call for applications for the 2011–13 LCDP is forthcoming.

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24. Sponsor Libraries Confirmed for Research Library Leadership Fellows Program 2011–12

Seven ARL libraries have committed to sponsor the next iteration of the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program, beginning in early 2011 and extending through 2012. The RLLF Program is an executive leadership program that offers an opportunity for development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries. This will be the fourth iteration of the RLLF since its inception in 2004. To date, the program has involved almost 30 research libraries sponsoring roughly 80 key staff in their development as an emerging cadre of ARL senior leaders.

The 2011–12 sponsors will be:

  • University of British Columbia (Ingrid Parent)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Jim Williams)
  • Dartmouth College (Jeffrey Horrell)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (Mary Case)
  • University of Miami (William D. Walker)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Sarah Michalak)
  • Northwestern University (Sarah Pritchard)

Also, discussions are underway with additional libraries considering a sponsorship role in a future iteration of the RLLF, possibly in 2012 or 2013. Interested libraries should contact DeEtta Jones Young djones@deettajones.com, Duane Webster duane@arl.org, or Charles Lowry charles@arl.org. For more background on the program, visit the RLLF Web site.

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LIBRARY STATISTICS AND ASSESSMENT

25. ARL Annual Statistical Surveys Update

The status of the annual ARL statistical surveys is as follows:

  • ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–10: Final tables are available on the ARL Web site.
  • ARL Statistics, Academic Health Sciences, Academic Law 2008–09: Data are final and readily accessible to ARL institutions via http://www.arlstatistics.org/ (login required; your library’s primary contact can approve your e-mail access to the system).
  • ARL Index: Data were sent to the Chronicle of Higher Education for publication in the “Almanac” and are also available on the ARL Web site.
  • ARL Supplementary Statistics 2008–09: Data collection is closed and data are readily accessible via the “Data Repository” link at http://www.arlstatistics.org/.
  • ARL Preservation Statistics 2008–09: Data collection is closed and data are readily accessible via the “Data Repository” link at http://www.arlstatistics.org/.

For more information about the annual surveys, contact Martha Kyrillidou martha@arl.org.

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26. Library Assessment Conference Registration Waiting List Now Open

E-News Aug 2010: Library Assessment Conference

With over 300 people registered for the Library Assessment Conference to be held October 25–27 in Baltimore, registration is closed but a waiting list is now open in the event of cancellations. As the only conference in North America to focus solely on library assessment, the event covers a full range of assessment activities and is geared toward all library and information professionals interested in assessment. Two full-day and four half-day pre- and post-conference workshops are being offered as well. ARL, the University of Virginia Library, and the University of Washington Libraries co-sponsor the conference. Presentations and proceedings will be available on the Web afterward. For more information about the conference and to sign up for the waiting list, visit the conference Web site.

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27. Service Quality Evaluation Academy Now Accepting Nominations: Deadline Dec. 15

The Service Quality Evaluation Academy 2011, co-sponsored by ARL and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), is accepting participant nominations, with a deadline of December 15, 2010. The academy is an intensive five-day program that focuses on both qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing data on library service quality. Led by researchers Colleen Cook, Bruce Thompson, and Nick Woolf, the program emphasizes basic concepts and skills in measurement and data analysis that are applicable to service-quality evaluations. Time is also spent on relevant software skills. Additionally, the academy provides participants with the opportunity to share assessment plans, strategies, and experiences. The event will be held March 14–18, 2011, in Toronto, Canada. For more information, see the press release.

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28. Register Now for LibQUAL+® Training, San Diego, Jan. 2011

Prospective and current LibQUAL+® participants are encouraged to register for the LibQUAL+® training events to be held at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, California, on January 10, 2011:

  • LibQUAL+® Survey Introduction, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
    Required for all first-time survey administrators
  • LibQUAL+® Survey Administration, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • LibQUAL+® Survey Results, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

This set of workshops will provide vital information to facilitate the survey process. Each workshop covers a variety of topics, including the history of LibQUAL+®, developing objectives and goals for administering the survey, marketing the survey, managing the survey process via the LibQUAL+® Web site, analyzing survey results, and much more. For more details and to register for any or all of these three events, visit the LibQUAL+® Web site. Registration for participating in the 2011 LibQUAL+® survey will open in September.

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29. Using Library Performance Metrics: NISO Webcast, Sept. 8

Join ARL’s Martha Kyrillidou and University of Washington’s Steve Hiller on September 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT, for this NISO webcast about evaluating library collections and services using a variety of performance metrics. Metrics, when utilized creatively, offer many far-reaching applications and opportunities for demonstration of return-on-investment and proof of a library’s value to its parent institution. For more details about the webcast and to register, visit the NISO Web site.

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ARL DIRECTORS

30. Publications Recently Released by ARL

E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions

by Catherine Soehner, Catherine Steeves, Jennifer Ward
Freely available online.

Research Library Issues (RLI), no. 270

spec-317-cover

This issue of RLI features articles on ARL’s Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, electronic theses and dissertations, common copyright myths, and library strategies for engaging in Open Access Week.
Freely available online.

Special Collections Engagement, SPEC Kit 317

by Adam Berenbak, Cate Putirskis, Genya O’Gara, Claire Ruswick, Danica Cullinan, Judy Allen Dodson, Emily Walters, Kathy Brown
Table of contents and executive summary freely available online; full publication available for purchase.

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31. Non-ARL Transitions

Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL UK): Ann Rossiter has been appointed Executive Director, effective September 13. She was previously a special adviser in government, where her work included higher education and intellectual property policy. For more details, see the SCONUL news release.

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32. Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that 13 institutions are receiving National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grants (NLG) totaling $763,715. Grantees will contribute $491,995 in matching funds. ARL member institutions receiving National Leadership grants are:

Center for Research Libraries
Partnering with LYRASIS, the California Digital Library, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Award Amount: $49,984; Matching: $23,960
Grant Category: Demonstration—Level I Collaborative Planning Grant
Project Title: “Toward a Cloud Collection: Designing a National Framework to Manage Monographs”

Indiana University Libraries Bloomington
Partnering with Northwestern University and working with New York University, the University of Miami, Ohio State University, the non-profit organization DuraSpace, and other participants
Award Amount: $49,504; Matching: $17,691
Grant Category: Advancing Digital Resources—Level I Collaborative Planning Grant
Project Title: “Variations on Video IMLS Collaborative Planning Grant”

For more details, see the IMLS press release.

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33. Honors

David H. Carlson, Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been named the 2010 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year by the Illinois Library Association. The award is presented by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Forum in recognition of outstanding contributions to academic and research librarianship in the state.

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Charles B. Lowry
Executive Director
clowry@arl.org

Kaylyn Groves
Communications Program Officer
kaylyn@arl.org

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