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Notes from Elliott Shore's Tour of ARL Libraries

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ARL Executive Director Elliott Shore has embarked on a "listening tour" of ARL member libraries. This is a series of informal reports from his visits.

Texas ARL Libraries

Last week my listening tour of ARL member libraries took me to four of our five Texas members while I was in the south-central part of the state for the CNI Membership Meeting. I visited UT Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Houston, and Rice University...

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Chicago ARL Libraries

The latest stop on my listening tour of ARL members was Chicago, where I visited four institutions during the week of March 11. This trip was organized by 2011–12 ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow (RLLF) Marianne Ryan of Northwestern University Library. At each institution, I met with the professional staff and director...

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Boston–Area ARL Libraries

I continue to visit ARL member libraries to meet and talk with staff and directors. During the first week of February, I had the pleasure of visiting the five ARL libraries that are located in the Boston area: Boston College, Boston Public, Boston University, Harvard, and MIT. I was able to spend at least half a day at each institution, meeting with all five directors as well as AULs at each library.

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Southern California ARL Libraries

When I was appointed the new executive director, I began visiting ARL libraries in order to learn more about the issues that interest member representatives, to talk with the library staff, and to see the libraries and collections that make up the membership of ARL.

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