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Chris Bourg Named MIT Libraries Director

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on November 24th, 2014

Chris Bourg has been named as MIT's Libraries Director ;

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. . . .

Bourg received her BA from Duke University, her MA from the University of Maryland, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of libraries, leadership, diversity, and social justice. She is a strong advocate for gender equality, and was involved in creating and leading the first Women's Voices and Influence group for Stanford staff.

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    UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2014

    The California Digital Library has released UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Key projects and policies that our libraries will pursue and explore include:

    • Coordinated print serials archiving to UCs two Regional Library Facilities and a deduplication service
    • A retrospective shared print monographs program
    • Coordinated digitization and print retention of State Documents
    • Disclosure of UC shared print collections in union catalogs such as OCLC WorldCat and PAPR using the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines
    • Revision of UC Libraries' "persistence policy" to support extramural partnerships
    • Assessing existing shared print policies and projects and making adjustments to them

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      "Summary of SHARE Community Meeting, Fall 2014"

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing on November 12th, 2014

      ARL has released "Summary of SHARE Community Meeting, Fall 2014."

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      On October 13-14, 2014, members of the SHARE community gathered in Crystal City, Virginia, for their first face-to-face meeting. Attendees included more than half the members of the SHARE working groups (communications, technical, repository, and workflow), as well as SHARE Notification Service prototype participants and other stakeholders. The two-day meeting was intended to showcase progress on the Notification Service; identify challenges and opportunities related to the Notification Service prototype; explore future SHARE projects; and delve into ways in which the higher education community can play a proactive role in the stewardship of research. The meeting was convened with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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        "ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting"

        Posted in ARL Libraries on November 10th, 2014

        ARL has released "ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting."

        Here's an excerpt:

        Then president of ARL, Carol Pitts Diedrichs of The Ohio State University, convened the 165th ARL Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014. All available presentation slides are linked after the speakers' names in the following summary of the meeting.

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          Dean of the University Libraries at University of Maryland, College Park

          Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 7th, 2014

          The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Dean of the University Libraries.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Libraries. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the flagship of the University System of Maryland. Located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor within easy commuting distance of both the nation's capital and the state capital, the University enjoys close proximity to the Library of Congress and National Archives as well as to numerous specialized libraries such as the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine. The University ranks among the top 20 public universities, with over 35,000 students engaged in nationally and internationally recognized programs in undergraduate and graduate studies.

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            Hillman University Librarian and Director at University of Pittsburgh

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 4th, 2014

            The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Hillman University Librarian and Director.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The University of Pittsburgh invites nominations for this position of the Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System (ULS). This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and innovative leader to continue to advance one of the nation's leading academic research libraries and serve as a strong advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching, and research at Pitt. One of the top research universities in the country, Pitt is a state-related research university and part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. Current enrollment in Pitt's 16 undergraduate and graduate schools and 4 regional campuses is 34,934 (25,074 undergraduate and 9,860 graduate students). In 2013, the University's federally funded research summed to almost $700 million. Pitt is ranked 7th overall and 4th among public institutions in the most recent U.S. National Science Foundation's rankings of federally funded research at universities and colleges. A member of the Association of American Universities, Pitt is currently ranked 62nd among research universities nationally and 20th among public research universities by the US News & World Report.

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              Arizona State University Names James J. O’Donnell as University Librarian

              Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 28th, 2014

              Arizona State University has named James J. O'Donnell as its University Librarian.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              O'Donnell received his bachelor of arts degree at Princeton and doctorate from Yale. He served as provost and professor of classics at Georgetown University for a decade, after a career at Bryn Mawr, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. . . .

              O'Donnell has also been engaged in digital innovation for almost 25 years, starting with the establishment of the oldest online open access journal in the humanities, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review." He taught the first MOOC in 1994, introducing 500 students around the world to the work and thought of St. Augustine. He served from 1996-2002 as the chief information officer of the University of Pennsylvania.

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                Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 22nd, 2014

                Columbia University is recruiting a Vice Provost and University Librarian.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead a large, complex, globally recognized academic research library system with remarkable growth in its collections in recent years and highly talented staff undertaking an impressive range of innovative professional assignments.

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