ATG News & Announcements 3/21/19

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ACRL Insider notes that academic libraries can sign up for Project Outcome for Academic Libraries “a FREE online toolkit designed to help libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services. Based on the model developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), it provides standardized surveys, an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes, and the resources libraries need to leverage their results to effect change in their institutions and beyond. The full toolkit will launch at the ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland in April, but you can sign up now and get a sneak preview of the surveys and resources!

Also cccording to ACRL Insider “The White House recently released its budget proposal for FY2020. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program administered by the Department of Education…”

According to thjs press release “The Library of Congress has acquired a trove of letters from American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and art promoter Alfred Stieglitz, shedding new light on art history as the correspondence is being made available to the public for the first time…”

Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor and Director of Instructional Quality at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) has been selected as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award.

The award, which will be formally presented to Oakleaf at the American Library Association’s annual conference in June, is named for Miriam Dudley, whose efforts in the field of information literacy led to the formation of ACRL’s IS. The honor recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the recently held Penn State Faculty Senate meeting debated about the future of research publishing. The senate engaged in the discussion about what has become a hot topic among researchers in recent years: open access scholarly publications versus traditional subscription-based journals.

According to Town Topics “after 10 years, Princeton University has completed the renovation of its main campus library, the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, and the result is “a building to support modern library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship,” the University reports, with lots more light, open spaces, and flexible study and work areas….”

Citing  Connecticut Magazine, infoDOCKET reports that after discovering a number the films in their collection deteriorating the Connecticut Historical Society received a grant to preserve and digitize them . “The result: now the public will be able to see these gems on the Connecticut Digital Archive. The films include Charles Lindbergh visiting Hartford for a parade in July 1927, two months after he flew from New York to Paris, and the wedding of Dr. Benjamin Spock, the noted pediatrician, to Jane Davenport Cheney that same year, in Manchester…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the German library, Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, have announced a new collaborative digitization project that will open up repositories of medieval manuscripts from German-speaking lands…”

According to Library Technology Guides “Research Solutions, … announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s award-winning research platform






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