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"Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on August 22nd, 2017

Jason Colman has published "Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

To solve this problem [publishing open access books], Michigan Publishing Services has developed both a house service publishing imprint, Maize Books, and a white-labeled book publishing program, branded by University units, all running on the same technical and financial infrastructure. With an emphasis on Open Access with flexible Creative Commons licensing and affordable Print on Demand and EBook options combine workflow efficiencies with a menu of chargeback services to cover the costs of their production and allow staffing to be scaled to meet emerging needs.

This brief case study details Michigan Publishing Services’s program for books as it stands today, explains its approach to sustainability, and offers a few thoughts about when this model is suitable and when it is not.

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Dean of the University Library at University of Connecticut

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on August 17th, 2017

The University of Connecticut is recruiting a Dean of the University Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Dean will provide vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership for the libraries, working with talented and accomplished librarians, staff, faculty, and students to meet the University's educational mission and ambitious goals for growth. The Dean will create an environment and community that supports expert practice and research and assure that the University’s libraries continue to serve their faculty and students with programs of the highest quality and effectiveness.

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University Librarian at University of California, Santa Barbara

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on August 9th, 2017

The University of California, Santa Barbara is recruiting a University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

UC Santa Barbara seeks an individual who exhibits strong and inspiring leadership, the ability to articulate a vision and provide strategic direction for libraries in the rapidly changing information environment, and to lead at regional and national levels on research library issues. The successful candidate will bring significant leadership experience and achievement in a research library.

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The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Synthesis of the Harvard Library’s Hazen Memorial Symposium

Posted in ARL Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 5th, 2017

OCLC Research has released The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Synthesis of the Harvard Library's Hazen Memorial Symposium.

Here's an excerpt:

Drawing from presentations and audience discussions at The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Symposium Inspired by Dan C. Hazen, this publication examines of some central themes important to a broader conversation about the future of academic library collections, in particular, collective collections and the reimagination of what have traditionally been called "special" and archival collections (now referred to as unique and distinctive collections).

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Ann Campion Riley Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at University of Missouri

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on July 19th, 2017

The University of Missouri has named Ann Campion Riley, Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services and Acting Director, as Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.

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Elaine L. Westbrooks Named University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries at UNC-CH

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on July 12th, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Elaine L. Westbrooks as University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

At the University of Michigan [where she was Associate University Librarian for Research], Westbrooks led the library’s support of the research enterprise, facilitated the management of the operations and budget. Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, Westbrooks worked at research libraries at three other universities. She served as associate dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, held several positions in technical services at Cornell University Libraries and worked as a digital research and Latin American Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Susan E. Parker Named as University of British Columbia University Librarian

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on June 19th, 2017

Susan E. Parker has been named as the University of British Columbia's University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In September 2017, UBC will welcome Susan E. Parker as University Librarian for a five-year term. Ms. Parker currently holds the role of Deputy University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles where she leads operations, human resources, assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, capital project planning and fundraising

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Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for the UConn Library to Retire

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 13th, 2017

Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for the University of Connecticut Library, is retiring in July.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Vice Provost Bedard has led the Library since 2013. During her tenure, she led the development of a new master plan for the Library that will secure its place as a central academic resource for years to come. She has worked to build donor relationships leading to high profile additions to the collection. She has championed open educational resources and supported their development and adoption here at UConn. She has brought all of the UConn Libraries, especially Storrs and the Health Center, closer together under the One Library initiative.

See also: "Holly Jeffcoat Appointed Interim Vice Provost for Libraries at University of Connecticut."

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Jon E. Cawthorne Appointed Dean of Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science and the University Libraries

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 12th, 2017

Jon E. Cawthorne has been appointed Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science and the University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Cawthorne comes to Wayne State from West Virginia University (WVU), where he has served as dean of libraries since 2014. In this role, he is responsible for seven libraries and 132 library, faculty and staff members. During his tenure, several significant research collections were obtained by WVU, including the Pearl S. Buck manuscripts, the Jay Rockefeller Senatorial Archives and the Rahall Congressional Papers.

Prior to joining WVU, Cawthorne was interim dean at San Diego State University, Library and Information Access; interim deputy director at the Detroit Public Library; and reference librarian and coordinator for outreach services at the University of Oregon.

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NCSU’s Susan K. Nutter to Retire

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 12th, 2017

Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at North Carolina State University, will retire this fall.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

When Nutter arrived at NC State in 1987, the Libraries ranked near the bottom of academic libraries in every significant category. Through her decades of innovative work, including the conception and construction of the "library of the future"—the James B. Hunt Jr. Library—on Centennial Campus in 2013, the NCSU Libraries stands among the best academic libraries in the nation.

In addition to the long list of Hunt Library honors, Nutter has also garnered the triple crown of national libraries awards during her tenure, being named the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year and the 2005 Library Journal "Librarian of the Year," and leading the first university library to win the ACRL "Excellence in Academic Libraries Award" in 2000. Last spring, Nutter accepted the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service on the Libraries' behalf from First Lady Michelle Obama in a White House ceremony.

See also: "Greg Raschke Named Interim Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at North Carolina State University."

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Arizona State University Adopts Open Access Policy

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Public Domain, Self-Archiving on May 22nd, 2017

Arizona State University has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Public access to information is at the heart of a new policy at Arizona State University, the ASU Open Access Policy, which was passed by the University Senate and approved May 3 by University Provost Mark Searle. . . .

More than 70 universities in the United States, including Harvard, Duke and the University of California system, have adopted open access policies, part of a growing movement that is rapidly transforming the traditional model of scholarly publishing.

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Beth Sandore Namachchivaya Named University Librarian at University of Waterloo

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on May 12th, 2017

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya has been named University Librarian at the University of Waterloo.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The University of Waterloo has named Beth Sandore Namachchivaya university librarian, effective August 1, 2017. Sandore Namachchivaya is currently associate university librarian for research, associate dean of libraries, and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

See also: "Beth Sandore Namachchivaya appointed University Librarian."

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