IMLS Names 29 Finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service; *South Carolina Aquarium Named as Finalist for 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service;  *College & Research Libraries – March 2018;  *C&RL News – March 2018;  *University of North Texas Manifesto: Expectations for Vendors of Library Collections;  *Vanderbilt Libraries Acquire Three of Spinoza’s Book Treasures;  *Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence;  *ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence 2018–2019 Call for Applications—Deadline April 12, 2018;  and *Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


infoDOCKET reports thatThe Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service…”


“The South Carolina Aquarium is excited to announce its inclusion as one of 29 institutions selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a finalist for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 24 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families and communities…”


The March 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion. Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014…


The March 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Providing library services and collections that reach all members of the campus community is an essential function of today’s academic library. Rebekah Scoggins writes about taking on a project to increase the Lander University library’s LGBTQIA collections in her article “Broadening your library’s collection…”


According to infoDOCKET “The University of North Texas Libraries “Expectations for Vendors” manifesto was released in February 2018 and posted on the University of North Texas Digital Library. It was written by Laurel Crawford and Allyson Rodriguez…”


infoDOCKET also notes that “…Tractatus Theologico-Politicus and two other rare 17th-century volumes by Spinoza—Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Manner included in the Opera Posthuma and the Dutch translation of Spinoza’s works—have been acquired by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections…”


“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline…”


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline.


According to OCLC Research “The RLP Web Archiving Metadata Working Group has released three publications to help institutions improve metadata practices, provide a literature review of user needs, and review web harvesting tools…”

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