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December 2012 E-News

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E-News for ARL Directors is a monthly publication highlighting the latest news and developments of interest to research library leaders. News from the ARL community and from the field calls attention to issues of strategic importance.

E-News is a collaboration of ARL program staff, compiled and edited by Charles Lowry, Kaylyn Groves, and Sue Baughman.

ARL Governance & Membership

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ARL Strategic Actions

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Law & Policy

  • Whistleblower Protection Legislation Signed by President Obama
    On November 27, President Obama signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 743) into law. The law provides needed protections to federal workers who report misconduct, fraud, and/or abuse...

  • Copyright Office Postpones Notice of Inquiry Deadline on Orphan Works
    The US Copyright Office has extended the deadline for the Notice of Inquiry on issues concerning “orphan works,” works whose owners are not identifiable or locatable...

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    GSU Appeal Timing Pushed into 2013
    Resolution of the legal dispute between three academic publishers and Georgia State University (GSU) over GSU’s e-reserves system has been further delayed by a procedural dispute in the court of appeals...

  • European Commission to Examine Modernizing Copyright Law
    On December 5, the European Commission (EC) announced that it will work “for a modern copyright framework that guarantees effective recognition and remuneration of rights holders in order to provide sustainable incentives for creativity, cultural diversity, and innovation; opens up greater access and a wider choice of legal offers to end users; allows new business models to emerge; and contributes to combating illegal offers of piracy”...

  • Publishers Weekly Talks with Brandon Butler about Library Copyright Issues
    In a wide-ranging interview with Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly, ARL’s director of public policy initiatives, Brandon Butler, reflects on what turns out to have been a very good year for libraries...

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From the Field

  • Columbia Announces Inaugural Digital Centers Interns
    Columbia University Libraries (CUL) has announced the recipients of the inaugural Digital Centers Internship Program, jointly funded by the libraries and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences...

  • Learning Space Toolkit Launches
    The recently launched Learning Space Toolkit is a free resource that supports the full life-cycle of a learning space design project, from defining the goals and needs to designing the space to supporting it...

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Resources

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Opportunities

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Colleagues

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ARL GOVERNANCE AND MEMBERSHIP

ARL Membership Meeting, ARL Fall Forum Audio Now Online

Sunrise over DC, by Katie Harbath (ARL Membership Meeting, October 2012)
Sunrise over Washington, DC
© Katie Harbath

Audio recordings of sessions at the October 2012 ARL Membership Meeting and ARL Fall Forum, “Library Workforce for 21st-Century Research Libraries,” are now available on the ARL website. Speaker slides continue to be available as well. To listen to the audio and to view/download the slides, visit the proceedings sites for the Membership Meeting and the Fall Forum.

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ARL Board to Convene in Washington, DC, Feb. 2013

The ARL Board of Directors will convene for its 182nd meeting February 21–22, 2013, at the ARL office in Washington, DC. For more information about the meeting, contact Sue Baughman.

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ARL STRATEGIC ACTIONS

Access for the Print Disabled: LCA Participates in International Discussions; WIPO Advances toward Treaty

IDEA Commons, University of Illinois at Chicago
© U of Illinois Board of Trustees

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) met in late November in Geneva to further consider an international treaty concerning access to copyrighted works by individuals with print disabilities. Jonathan Band represented the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) at the meeting.

Following up on those discussions, Prue Adler, ARL, and Carrie Russell, ALA, sent a letter on behalf of LCA (PDF) to the under secretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment and the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services expressing support for a treaty and detailing continuing concerns with existing language in the international instrument. Adler and Russell noted:

a properly drafted treaty has the potential to significantly increase the access of print disabled individuals around the world to books and other materials, thereby improving their educational, cultural, and economic opportunities. Although LCA is pleased with the progress made this year with the text of the treaty, we remain concerned with the burdens it might place on “authorized entities” and the impact it may have on the Chafee Amendment, 17 U.S.C. § 121. If the definition of authorized entity is too narrow, and the administrative requirements placed on authorized entities are too burdensome, beneficiary persons will not receive accessible format copies and the treaty will fail to meet its objective. Moreover, these provisions establish an unfortunate precedent that a person using an exception must maintain documentation of the use. This issue is of particular concern to U.S. libraries, many of which meet the definition of “authorized entity” under the Chafee Amendment and all of which must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. It would be a cruel irony if a treaty intended to benefit the print disabled would have the effect of encouraging a legislative debate which could lead to a reduction of services for the print disabled in the United States.

On December 18, the WIPO General Assembly made a “landmark decision” to convene a diplomatic conference in 2013 to complete negotiations on the treaty. Morocco offered to host the diplomatic conference. For more details, see the Dec. 18 WIPO press release.

For background on the issue of providing accessible library services, see the ARL Joint Task Force Report on Services to Patrons with Disabilities.

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Fair-Use Best Practices Highlighted in Video Interviews, Blog Series

In a set of videos published in late November, five directors of ARL member libraries reflect on the success they’ve had so far using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The videos feature David Carlson (Texas A&M University), Susan Gibbons (Yale University), Tom Leonard (UC Berkeley), Judy Russell (University of Florida), and Gary Strong (UCLA), and were filmed by graduate students from the American University Center for Social Media. The interviews are part of an ongoing effort to highlight successes and good practices using the Code to encourage libraries to take full advantage of their fair use rights. The ARL Policy Notes blog is also highlighting success stories in an ongoing series called “Code Stories.”

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LCA Files Amicus Brief in Google Books Class Action Appeal

In an amicus brief (PDF) filed with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) asked the court not to allow the Authors Guild and a handful of individual authors to represent all authors in a class action copyright lawsuit against Google over its Book Search program. The brief argues three main points: class certification in this case threatens to undermine the public interest; this case presents no common issue of law or fact; and using subclasses to determine fair use is an unworkable solution to the problems inherent in litigating this dispute as a class action. The amicus brief was prepared pro bono by Stefan Mintzer of the law firm White & Case.

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ARL Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Action on Electronic Privacy

Senator Patrick Leahy, by the World Bank
Senator Patrick Leahy
© World Bank

On November 29, a bipartisan majority of the US Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill including provisions proposed by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that would provide vital privacy protection to e-mail and cloud storage. Under current law, government officials can obtain these materials without a warrant in many situations (for example, when e-mail is stored for longer than 180 days). The proposal that passed the committee would require a warrant for access to these materials across the board, no matter where they are stored or for how long. Due to the scant time remaining in the legislative session after the introduction of the bill, it has not passed yet. However, the fact that the proposal has passed out of committee is an important step toward ultimate passage into law, and supporters are optimistic for the bill’s chances in the next session. ARL issued a press statement applauding the committee’s passage of the bill.

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ARL Joins AAAS, Others on Importance of Federal R&D and Sequester Impact

On December 7, ARL, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and 125 partner organizations representing US science, engineering, higher education, and businesses sent a letter (PDF) to President Obama and congressional leaders urging them to reach a balanced compromise on the looming "fiscal cliff" to avoid harming critical research efforts. The letter states that, if automatic, across-the-board sequestration cuts go into effect starting January 2, the National Institutes of Health would lose $11.3 billion over five years for research on some of the nation's most critical medical challenges, including cancer, obesity, aging, and emerging diseases. Non-defense R&D funding has already declined by 5% in the past two years, and sequestration cuts "significantly threaten" US leadership in areas ranging from agriculture and national security to energy.

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ARL Statistics® Update

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

  • ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013: Data have been collected and preliminary tables released.

  • ARL Statistics, Academic Health Sciences Statistics, Academic Law Statistics, Special Collections pilot 2011–2012: Data collection underway. 99 institutions have already submitted their data.

  • All data are readily accessible by ARL member libraries via the “Analytics” tab and “Data Repository” link at http://www.arlstatistics.org/ (login required; all ARL library directors have been added to the system and your library's primary ARL Statistics contact can approve access to the system for any library staff member).

  • Available via “Analytics”: University data (1908–present), non-university data (1972–present), and university expenditures and indices.

  • Available via “Directory”: Links to organizational charts and strategic plans. If your institution’s links are not current, please send updated links to stats@arl.org.

A meeting of the ARL survey coordinators and SPEC liaisons will be held in Seattle, 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Sheraton Seattle, Ravenna Room. The agenda includes discussion of the recent revisions of the annual surveys and how they are contributing to the data-collection efforts.

For more information about the annual surveys, contact Martha Kyrillidou.

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LAW & POLICY

Whistleblower Protection Legislation Signed by President Obama

On November 27, President Obama signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 743) into law. The law provides needed protections to federal workers who report misconduct, fraud, and/or abuse. Provisions in this law will lead to greater accountability for taxpayers. This legislation has been under consideration for more than a decade, and it passed the US House of Representatives and Senate unanimously. ARL has participated in coalitions advocating for new protections for many years. For more information, see the Government Accountability Project news release about the WPEA.

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Copyright Office Postpones Notice of Inquiry Deadline on Orphan Works

The US Copyright Office has extended the deadline for the Notice of Inquiry on issues concerning “orphan works,” works whose owners are not identifiable or locatable. The office “is reviewing the problem of orphan works under U.S. copyright…in order to advise Congress as to possible next steps for the United States…The Copyright Office seeks comments regarding the current state of play for orphan works. It is interested in what has changed in the legal and business environments during the past few years that might be relevant to a resolution of the problem and what additional legislative, regulatory, or voluntary solutions deserve deliberation.” Comments are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 4, 2013, with reply comments due by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2013. For more information and to submit comments, visit the Copyright Office website about orphan works.

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GSU Appeal Timing Pushed into 2013

Georgia State University (GSU) Library, by Jason Puckett
Georgia State University (GSU) Library
© Jason Puckett

Resolution of the legal dispute between three academic publishers and Georgia State University (GSU) over GSU’s e-reserves system has been further delayed by a procedural dispute in the court of appeals. According to lawyers for GSU, the publishers have filed duplicative appeals with the 11th Circuit, giving the publishers “two bites at the apple” in their effort to overturn the district court’s opinion favoring GSU’s view of fair use. Now consideration of the substantive dispute will be put off until the court can decide whether both of the publishers’ appeals can go forward or, as GSU contends, they must pick one appeal and abandon the other. Initial briefing had been set to take place in late December, but the procedural dispute pushes the deadlines for substantive briefs, including amicus briefs, into early 2013. The Library Copyright Alliance plans to file an amicus brief with the court. For more information, contact Brandon Butler.

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European Commission to Examine Modernizing Copyright Law

On December 5, the European Commission (EC) announced that it will work “for a modern copyright framework that guarantees effective recognition and remuneration of rights holders in order to provide sustainable incentives for creativity, cultural diversity, and innovation; opens up greater access and a wider choice of legal offers to end users; allows new business models to emerge; and contributes to combating illegal offers of piracy.” By 2014 the EC expects to finish a first round of exploration, including structured stakeholder dialogue, relevant market studies, impact assessment, and legal drafting work to determine whether to consider legislative reform proposals. For more information, see the EC memo of December 5.

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Publishers Weekly Talks with Brandon Butler about Library Copyright Issues

In a wide-ranging interview with Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly, ARL’s director of public policy initiatives, Brandon Butler, reflects on what turns out to have been a very good year for libraries in court, and highlights some of the potentially interesting developments around copyright and libraries for 2013.

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FROM THE FIELD

Columbia Announces Inaugural Digital Centers Interns

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) has announced the recipients of the inaugural Digital Centers Internship Program, jointly funded by the libraries and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Six Columbia graduate students have been awarded internships aimed at facilitating the collaboration between grad students, librarians, and technologists. These positions are rooted in research support activities in the humanities, science, and social science digital centers. The internship program is jointly funded by CUL and Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For more details, see the CUL news release.

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Learning Space Toolkit Launches

The recently launched Learning Space Toolkit is a free resource that supports the full life-cycle of a learning space design project, from defining the goals and needs to designing the space to supporting it. The toolkit can help institutions become better equipped to orchestrate the planning process so that learners are better supported and spaces, technology, and services are more effective. The toolkit is a collaborative project of North Carolina State University Libraries and its Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) along with strategic consultants Brightspot Strategy and AECOM Technology Corporation. Joan Lippincott, CNI associate executive director, served on the advisory committee for this project. Funding was provided by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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RESOURCES

ARL-ACRL Human Resources Symposium Slides Now Online

In mid–November, more than 90 human resources professionals and library leaders gathered in Washington, DC, for the two-day Human Resources Symposium sponsored by ARL in partnership with the ACRL Personnel Administrators and Staff Development Officers Discussion Group. Keynote presentation topics included strategic human resources, 21st-century academic librarian skills, and changing demographics of the ARL library workforce. Slides from all of the presentations are available on the Human Resources Symposium website.

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ARL Publishes New Roles for New Times: Research Library Services for Graduate Students

ARL has released Research Library Services for Graduate Students, the second report in the New Roles for New Times series. This series highlights the transformation of the library workforce to address new challenges for research libraries in serving 21st-century students, educators, scholars, and researchers. The new report, written by Lucinda Covert-Vail and Scott Collard, both from New York University (NYU) Libraries, presents findings from interviews and other research into the current state of graduate student programming in primarily ARL libraries. The authors provide several recommendations for serving graduate students more effectively in a demonstrably changing higher education landscape. For more details and to download the report, see the publication press release.

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Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, SPEC Kit 332, Published by ARL

This new ARL SPEC Kit explores how research institutions are currently organizing staff to support scholarly communication services, and whether their organizational structures have changed since 2007, when member libraries were surveyed about their scholarly communication education initiatives. The publication covers who leads scholarly communication efforts inside and outside the library, the scholarly communication related services that are offered to researchers, and which staff support those services. The SPEC Kit also looks at how the library measures the success of its scholarly communication services, including demonstrable outcomes of these services. For more details and to order, see the SPEC Kit 332 news release.

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Balanced Scorecard Webcast Video Now on ARL YouTube Channel

A video of the December 11 Balanced Scorecard Webcast, which provides an overview of this tool in the context of research library assessment, is now available on the ARL YouTube Channel. The presentation covers the strategic aspects of the scorecard, the tool's development, objectives and goals for its implementation, promoting its purpose, analyzing results, and creating improvement strategies. Presenters include Martha Kyrillidou (ARL), Mark Cutler (Ascendant Strategy Management Group), Rachel Besara (Florida State University), Michelle Demeter (Florida State University), Mary McConnell (University of Calgary), Nina Servizzi (New York University), Gina Midlik (Case Western Reserve University), and Vivian Lewis (McMaster University). ARL also offered a webcast in 2011 about the balanced scorecard. A call for participation to form a new cohort of ARL libraries defining strategy and metrics will be issued in the coming days. For more information, contact Martha Kyrillidou.

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Library Assessment Conference 2012 Materials Now Online

Paramount Theater marquee, Charlottesville, Virginia, Library Assessment Conference 2012
Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA

Hurricane Sandy made attending the Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, a challenging but not insurmountable task. More than 580 participants made it to the conference, which culminated with a Halloween celebration on the University of Virginia lawn. The conference website includes all slides used in presentations. The full text of the articles will be published next year in the proceedings.

Among the highlights of the conference is the Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards ceremony, honoring four notable colleagues this year: Karin De Jager (South Africa), Sam Kalb (Canada), Don King (USA), and Joan Rapp (South Africa). Their achievements are highlighted in a recent press release about the 2012 LACA awardees. The ARL YouTube channel also features video tributes to Sam Kalb and Don King that were created by their colleagues.

The conference also included an engaging poster competition with 64 poster submissions and 8 “judge’s choice” winners.

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CNI Membership Meeting Materials Now Available

The fall 2012 CNI Membership Meeting, held December 10–11 in Washington, DC, featured sessions on topics such as massive open online courses, digital preservation, library publishing, and research support services. CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch presented an overview of the CNI Program Plan 2012–2013 during the opening plenary session; Association of American Universities President Hunter Rawlings was the closing plenary speaker. Meeting materials, videos, and podcast interviews are being added to the CNI Membership Meeting website as they become available.

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PCAST Releases Report on Innovation and Research

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has issued a report, Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the US Research Enterprise, which details the erosion of US dominance in the scientific and technological sectors. The report describes a number of overarching opportunities for the US Government, universities, and industry to strengthen the research enterprise—focusing on the need to enhance long-range investment in basic and early-stage applied research as well as the need to speed the transformation of those results into new products, industries, and jobs. The opportunities identified in the report include a bigger role for the federal Government as a foundational investor in basic research; an improved policy environment to encourage greater industry investment in R&D; and a more proactive and vigorous role for research universities as hubs of the innovation ecosystem, responsible both for nurturing basic research and for actively making connections to industry. For more information and to download the report, visit the PCAST website.

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Ithaka S+R Publishes Report on Supporting Historians’ Research Practices

On December 10, Ithaka S+R released Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians, the first in a series of new studies that reveal the needs of today’s scholars and offer guidance to those who provide research support. Forthcoming studies will focus on chemistry and art history, with others to follow. The history study was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a snapshot of a field in transition. Professionals supporting the work of historians in archives, libraries, academic departments, funding agencies, or scholarly societies will find in the report actionable recommendations for how to make the work of historians easier and more effective.

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OPPORTUNITIES

ARL Seeks Library Relations Coordinator for Statistics and Assessment

21 Dupont Circle, by M. V. Jantzen
ARL HQ, Washington, DC
© M. V. Jantzen

The ARL Statistics and Assessment program is hiring a library relations coordinator. This position is charged with designing and providing instruction, advice, and guidance to participants and interested parties in how to most effectively use ARL’s survey instruments, assessment tools, and other methods for library service quality improvements. The coordinator also contributes to the design of training, workshops, and other sponsored events. This position supports the agenda of the ARL Statistics and Assessment program by collaborating with other staff members to support the suite of assessment services known as StatsQUAL®, which includes the ARL Statistics®, LibQUAL+®, ClimateQUAL®, MINES for Libraries®, and DigiQUAL®. The overarching goal is to help libraries that are engaged in deploying ARL’s assessment tools understand how they can maximize the use of the results to improve their operations. For more details about the position and how to apply, see the library relations coordinator job description (PDF).

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ARL Position Description Bank Demo to Be Offered Jan. 26 in Seattle

Seattle Space Needle, by Chris Tarnawski
Seattle Space Needle
© Chris Tarnawski

Would you like to search job descriptions at your peer libraries from a single interface? Could you use a digital archive of job descriptions from your own institution? Are you attending the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle? Join us for a free demonstration of the forthcoming ARL Position Description (PD) Bank on Saturday, January 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m., at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Avenue. Every ARL member library that has staff attending ALA Midwinter is encouraged to send a representative to the January 26 demo. ARL will also offer subsequent online sessions, but the in-person meeting is an important opportunity to learn more about the system. For more details, see the PD Bank news release.

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Register Now for ARL Leadership Symposium, Jan. 26–27 in Seattle

MLIS students who are interested in careers in research libraries are invited to attend the Ninth Annual ARL Leadership Symposium, to be held Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. The Leadership Symposium curriculum focuses on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries. The program will include presentations from ARL program officers as well as human resource professionals in ARL member libraries.

Registration for the ARL Leadership Symposium is open to any MLIS student free of charge, but space is very limited. Registration is open through Monday, December 31, 2012, or until maximum capacity is reached. For more information and to register, visit the ARL Leadership Symposium website.

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ARL Statistics & Assessment at ALA Midwinter in Seattle

Be sure to check out the ARL Statistics and Assessment events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, next month:

Friday, January 25, 2013

ClimateQUAL® Partners Meeting
By invitation only
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Sheraton Seattle, Ravenna Room

Library Assessment Forum
Focus on Lib-Value Project
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle, Ravenna Room

ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle, Ravenna Room

Monday, January 28, 2013

LibQUAL+® Training Sessions
Registration required
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center, Room 303

For a complete list of ARL events, visit the ARL at ALA Midwinter webpage.

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SPARC-ACRL Forum to Focus on Article-Level Metrics Jan. 26 in Seattle

Join SPARC and ACRL for a forum on “Life Beyond the Impact Factor: The Promise and Perils of Article-Level Metrics,” Saturday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m. in Seattle, Washington. A panel of experts will explore what these emerging alternative metrics look like, how they work, and how they are being used. They will also discuss both the promise and potential pitfalls of applying these measures in the research evaluation, tenure, and promotion processes. For more details, see the SPARC-ACRL Forum announcement.

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Save the Date: SPARC Open Access Meeting, March 2-4, 2014

SPARC has announced that the second biennial Open Access Meeting in North America will be held March 2-4, 2014, in Kansas City. The meeting promises to be another lively and engaging opportunity to explore the latest developments in open-access publishing, repositories, policies, and practices. To receive updates, join the SPARC Open Access Forum.

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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2013 Call for Proposals

The next ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 22–26, 2013. JCDL is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. Proposals for conference papers, posters, workshops, and more are being accepted via the JCDL 2013 website. CNI is a supporting organization for this conference.

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COLLEAGUES

ARL Transitions

Mary Lee Kennedy, © President and Fellows of Harvard College-2
Mary Lee Kennedy
© President & Fellows of Harvard College

Connecticut: Brinley Franklin announced that he will step down as vice provost of libraries, effective June 30, 2013, to focus on library cost-study analysis studies. He will conduct a library cost study for the university in FY 2014 and will officially retire from the university on July 1, 2014.

Harvard: Mary Lee Kennedy, senior associate provost for the Harvard Library, was appointed to serve as the ARL representative, effective November 26, 2012.

National Library of Medicine (NLM): Joyce Backus has been named associate director for library operations, effective December 16, 2012. She has served as deputy associate director for library operations since June 2011. For more details, see the NLM new release.

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ARL Staff Transitions

David Green, ARL library relations coordinator for statistics and assessment, resigned effective November 30, 2012, to take a position with the State Library of North Carolina. Amy Yeager, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland iSchool, is handling library relations for the statistics program while ARL recruits for a permanent coordinator.

Chris Merriman, administrative assistant for statistics and assessment, resigned effective December 14, 2012, to take a position with the US State Department. Angela Pappalardo has been appointed as the new administrative assistant for statistics and assessment, effective January 2, 2013. She has several years of experience providing administrative and communications support for museums in Washington, DC.

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ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellows 2013–2014 Selected

The ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership has chosen 21 fellows to participate in the 2013–2014 Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). The LCDP is an 18-month fellowship program that prepares mid-career librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in research and academic libraries. The LCDP addresses the need for research libraries to develop a more diverse professional workforce that contributes to library success by serving the research, teaching, and learning needs of increasingly diverse learning communities. The LCDP was established in 1997 and is the Association’s longest-standing leadership development program. For more information, including the new fellows’ names and institutions, see the LCDP fellows 2013–2014 news release.

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ARL Career Enhancement Program 2013 Fellows Announced

The ARL Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Coordinating Committee has selected 10 fellows to participate in this competitive diversity recruitment program. The ARL CEP, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, gives MLIS students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a robust fellowship experience that includes an internship in an ARL member library. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse research library community that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics in research intensive environments and the emphasis on global perspectives in the academy. For more information, including the new fellows’ names and institutions and a list of the host libraries for the 2013 internships, see the CEP fellows 2013 news release.

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12/20/2012

Charles B. Lowry
Executive Director
clowry@arl.org

Kaylyn Groves
Communications Program Officer
kaylyn@arl.org

Sue Baughman
Deputy Executive Director
sue@arl.org

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