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Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on September 17th, 2014

ARL has released Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342.

Here's an excerpt:

This SPEC Kit explores the configuration and uses of library learning spaces, the developments and transformations that have occurred over the past ten years, and future plans for learning spaces to determine where they are on a continuum between first-gen information commons and next-gen spaces. It explores five main areas related to learning spaces: what kinds of learning spaces currently exist, how these spaces have changed since their inception, and the effects these spaces have had on other library operations; the instruction, programming, and collaboration that take place in the learning spaces; and the current assessment methods for learning spaces and changes that have been made or are planned based on the results of these evaluations.

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    Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at University of Houston

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries, Texas Academic Libraries on August 20th, 2014

    The University of Houston is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad.

    The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University's mission of research and teaching by ensuring the provision of outstanding library services. The University Libraries comprises the M.D. Anderson Library and three branch libraries (Music, Optometry, and Architecture and Art). The Dean of Libraries serves as the chief executive of the Libraries, with responsibility for oversight of all administrative activities, including budget and personnel management. The Dean provides programmatic and strategic leadership to the Libraries and plays a critical role in the Libraries' development activities. The Dean represents the Libraries within the University, and at the local, state, and national levels. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans. . . .

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The University of Houston Libraries ranks 70th out of 115 research libraries in the latest ARL rankings.

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      "Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13"

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on August 20th, 2014

      Based on Association of Research Libraries data, The Chronicle of Higher Education has published "Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13."

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        ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014

        Posted in ARL Libraries on July 2nd, 2014

        ARL has released the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        The 2013—2014 data show that salaries for professionals in ARL libraries kept pace with inflation. The median salary for professionals in US ARL university libraries in 2013 was $68,773, an increase of 2.3% over the 2012—2013 median salary of $67,257. The US CPI rose 2% during the same period. The experience of professionals in Canadian ARL academic libraries was more favorable: while the Canadian CPI rose 1.3%, median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased from $87,120 (Canadian dollars) to $89,163 (Canadian dollars) a rise of 2.3%.

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          Adriene Lim Named University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries

          Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 25th, 2014

          The University of Oregon has named Adriene Lim as its Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Lim has served as Oakland University's chief administrative officer for the school's main Kresge Library and Medical Library since 2011. Before that, she was at Portland State University since 2005, holding positions that included interim university librarian, associate university librarian and head of library technologies.

          Lim earned a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She received a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., where she was in the managerial leadership in the information professions program.

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            Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host-Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on June 19th, 2014

            Ithaka S+R has released Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host-Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            In this study, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ithaka S+R explored the different models colleges and universities have adopted to support DH outputs on their campuses. . . .

            Over the course of this study, Ithaka S+R interviewed more than 125 stakeholders and faculty project leaders at colleges and universities within the US. These interviews included a deep-dive phase of exploration focused on support for the digital humanities at four campuses”Columbia University, Brown University, Indiana University Bloomington, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This research helped us to better understand how institutions are navigating issues related to the sustainability of DH resources and what successful strategies are emerging.

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              University of Georgia Names Toby Graham as University Librarian and Associate Provost

              Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 18th, 2014

              The University of Georgia has named Toby Graham as its new University Librarian and Associate Provost.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Graham has served as deputy university librarian since 2009, a role in which he supported strategic planning, administration and resource allocation for the libraries and oversaw fundraising. He also directs the university's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and oversees the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, which holds 70,000 cubic feet of archives, 200,000 volumes and 200,000 media items.

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                "ARL Membership Refines Strategic Thinking and Design at Spring 2014 Meeting"

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on June 16th, 2014

                ARL has released "ARL Membership Refines Strategic Thinking and Design at Spring 2014 Meeting." Includes a video.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                Here's an excerpt:

                ARL president Carol Pitts Diedrichs of The Ohio State University (OSU) convened the 164th ARL Membership Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon, May 6, 2014. Almost all of the program sessions at this meeting focused on the current ARL strategic thinking and design process, upon which the Association embarked in the fall of 2013 to define its role in higher education and to maximize ARL’s ability to be agile and responsive to changing priorities and member needs. . . .

                Throughout the spring, ARL design meeting participants began creating a system of action to help research libraries and ARL effect radical change and achieve their desired vision. Six potential components of a system of action were presented to the ARL membership on May 6:

                • Coordinated Management of Collective Collections—federate networks of print repositories, digital repositories, data repositories.
                • Scholarly Publishing at Scale (Short + Long Forms)—bring scholarly publishing back home to the academy with shared-infrastructure press.
                • ARL Academy—reshaping the profession by developing new leaders and leadership teams, establishing an agency with a talent pool to be drawn on by libraries.
                • Boundless Symposium—orchestrate meta-collaborations and meta-conversations across institutional boundaries to build new insights.
                • First Suite of Smart Libraries—design, fund, and build a coalition of libraries that create personalized content delivery.
                • Innovation Lab and (Venture) Capital Fund—create a think tank and pop-up innovation labs, use investment to spur innovation.

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