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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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            Web Accessibility Toolkit

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Libraries, Research Libraries, Weblogs/Websites on May 16th, 2014

            ARL has released the Web Accessibility Toolkit.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            On the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is proud to announce the availability of a new resource for the ARL membership and the library community—a Web Accessibility Toolkit for research libraries. ARL's toolkit shares the fundamental goal of GAAD, which is to "raise the profile" of digital accessibility and provide resources for improving access to information to "the broadest audience possible." The toolkit aims to:

            • Promote the principles of accessibility, universal design, and digital inclusion.
            • Help research libraries achieve digital accessibility.
            • Connect research libraries with the tools, people, and examples they need to provide accessible digital content.

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              Vice Provost and Director, UT Libraries at University of Texas at Austin

              Posted in ARL Libraries on May 8th, 2014

              The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Vice Provost and Director, UT Libraries.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Vice Provost (VP) is responsible for the leadership and administration of the UT Libraries, overseeing the innovation and development of the Libraries in the areas of user services, collections and resources, management and infrastructure, cooperative initiatives and outreach, support and funding. The VP articulates a clear vision for the role of the academic research library, develops and implements the Libraries' strategic plan in support of the University's academic priorities, curricula, and research, and represents the UT Libraries to campus administration and external audiences. The VP is expected to be deeply engaged in development opportunities and expanding donor support. The Vice Provost reports to the Provost of the University of Texas at Austin.

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                Director and University Librarian at University of Chicago Library

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

                The University of Chicago Library is recruiting a Director and University Librarian.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Director will oversee a professional and support staff of 302 and will manage in a large and complex academic environment, engaging effectively with other university leaders and constituencies to advance the overall University mission. The Director oversees an annual operating budget of over $35M with over $18M in expenditures for acquisitions.

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