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Lisa B. German Named Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair by University of Houston

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on April 23rd, 2015

Lisa B. German has been named Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair by the University of Houston.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

At Penn State Libraries, German served as associate dean for collections, information, and access services, where she was responsible for planning, organization, policy development, implementation, assessment, and direction. She has also published extensively in these areas.

German has participated in the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard University, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Research Library Leadership Fellows Program. She is the recipient of several awards from the University of Illinois, Penn State University, and the American Library Association – Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. . . .

German earned a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in library science, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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    Beth McNeil Named Dean of the Iowa State University Library

    Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on April 7th, 2015

    Beth McNeil has been named Dean of the Iowa State University Library .

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    At Purdue, McNeil was responsible for managing 12 campus libraries, as well as the archives/special collections, technical services, digitization and the collections management units. She had oversight of nearly 90 faculty and staff and a $13.7 million annual collections budget.

    McNeil previously served in leadership positions in the libraries at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois; and University of Nebraska, Lincoln. . . .

    McNeil earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in library and information science, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She completed a doctoral program in human sciences, with a focus on leadership studies, at Nebraska.

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      "Geographic Information and Technologies in Academic Research Libraries: An ARL Survey of Services and Support"

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on April 2nd, 2015

      Ann L Holstein has published "Geographic Information and Technologies in Academic Research Libraries: An ARL Survey of Services and Support" in Information Technology and Libraries.

      Here's an excerpt:

      One hundred fifteen academic libraries, all current members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), were selected to participate in an online survey in an effort to better understand campus use of geographic data and geospatial technologies, and how libraries support these uses. The survey was used to capture information regarding geographic needs of their respective campuses, the array of services they offer, and the education and training of geographic information services department staff members. The survey results, along with review of recent literature, were used to identify changes in geographic information services and support since 1997, when a similar survey was conducted by ARL. This new study has enabled recommendations to be made for building a successful geographic information service center within the campus library that offers a robust and comprehensive service and support model for all geographic information usage on campus.

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        University of Rochester Libraries Get $100,672 Mellon Grant for Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians

        Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Humanities, Grants on March 19th, 2015

        The University of Rochester Libraries has received a $100,672 Mellon Grant for a "21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians" pilot program.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        The pilot institute will provide a three-day residential immersion experience and a yearlong online component for 20 mid-career librarians. Participants will develop proficiency in three core competencies-project management, copyright and fair use, and metadata literacy-while enhancing their technology toolkits and exploring diverse areas of digital humanities scholarship. University of Rochester faculty, River Campus Libraries staff, UR Mellon fellows in digital humanities, and CLIR postdoctoral fellows will serve as instructors. Interested mid-career librarians from across the United States and Canada are invited to apply to the institute through a competitive process.

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          "Availability and Accessibility in an Open Access Institutional Repository: A Case Study"

          Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Research Libraries on March 18th, 2015

          Jongwook Lee et al. have published "Availability and Accessibility in an Open Access Institutional Repository: A Case Study" in Information Research.

          Here's an excerpt:

          This study explores the extent to which an institutional repository makes papers available and accessible on the open Web by using 170 journal articles housed in DigiNole Commons, the institutional repository at Florida State University. . . .

          Overall, the results confirm the contribution of the institutional repository in making papers available and accessible. The results also reveal some impediments to the success of open access, including impediments linked to contractual arrangements between authors and publishers, impediments linked to policies, practices and technologies governing the repository itself, and the low level of faculty participation in the repository.

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            Dean and Director of Libraries at University at Albany

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on March 16th, 2015

            The University at Albany is recruiting a Dean and Director of Libraries.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Key opportunities and challenges for the new dean will include providing visionary leadership for the UAlbany Libraries, being a strong advocate and spokesperson for the Libraries, leading and further developing a strong, service-oriented faculty and staff, leveraging the Libraries' financial resources wisely and generating additional funding to improve growth and services, valuing and advancing diversity and inclusion efforts, participating effectively in system-level and national collaborations, and guiding and evaluating the adoption of technology.

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              "Fair Use Week 2015 Highlights"

              Posted in ARL Libraries, Copyright on March 12th, 2015

              ARL has released "Fair Use Week 2015 Highlights."

              Here's an excerpt:

              Each day, new blog posts and resource materials were produced. Daily recaps are available for each day of Fair Use Week and additional resources are available on the website. Over the course of the week, more than 90 blog posts, 13 videos, 2 podcasts, a comic book, an infographic, and several other great resources were released. Below are some highlights from the week.

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                Indiana University Libraries and Partners Get $931,000 in Mellon Grant Money

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Grants on March 11th, 2015

                Indiana University Libraries and its partner libraries have received a total of $931,000 from two Mellon Foundation grants.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                The first of these grants provides $750,000 to the IU Libraries and Northwestern University Library to support continuing development of the Avalon Media System, an open-source software product designed to help libraries and archives provide long-term online access to audio and video collections for primarily academic audiences. . . .

                The second of these grants, providing $181,000 to the IU Libraries and the University of Michigan Library, is a key component in a range of investigations underway to analyze the viability of alternative sustainable financial models for university presses and other nonprofit book publishers.

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                  Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University

                  Posted in ARL Libraries on March 3rd, 2015

                  Syracuse University is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and University Librarian.

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  The Dean has primary responsibility for overall leadership of the Libraries including faculty and student services, research, scholarship, and creation of new knowledge that arises from the Libraries' assets. Operationally, the Dean is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, human resources, and information technology, and development of collections, services, and programs.

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

                    Posted in ARL Libraries on January 21st, 2015

                    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). . . .

                    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

                    See also the Isaacson, Miller ad.

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                      Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

                      Posted in ARL Libraries on December 12th, 2014

                      Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.

                      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                      Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of a $34 million budget. The VP/UL leads and directs personnel resources of approximately 275 faculty and staff members, collection development and management, information and research services, information technology infrastructure and initiatives, design of library facilities, fund raising, public relations, and state, regional, national, and international collaborative activities and programs.

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                        Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

                        Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014

                        The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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