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ACRL, ARL, Oberlin Group of Libraries Urge Library Vendors to Continue Free Access, Hold Subscription Prices Steady During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

The academic library community appreciates the ways that library vendors and service providers have made electronic resources freely and openly available to support the acute global response to COVID-19 and our students’ and faculty members’ necessary and unanticipated shift to temporarily remote teaching, learning, and research. We urge all library […]

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ALA, ACRL Submit Comments on Access to Federally Funded Research

May 6, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

ALA and ACRL recently submitted comments (PDF) in response to a Request for Information issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research. The comments reiterated our longstanding support for governmental policies and […]

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ACRL Sets 2020 Legislative Agenda

April 15, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at […]

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Academic Libraries and COVID-19

March 18, 2020 ACRL Board of Directors 0

The ACRL Board of Directors affirms the statement that ALA and the ALA Allied Professional Association (APA) have made regarding library services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly urge the closure of in-person services at academic and research libraries. In alignment with ALA and with APA, we also urge libraries […]

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ACRL Advocates on Open Access and Copyright

January 16, 2020 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL continues to advocate on issues of open access and copyright that affect libraries and our users. In recent days, ACRL has worked for the library community in the following ways: Letter to White House on Open AccessOn January 8, 2020, ACRL joined eight other library, research, and advocacy organizations […]

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Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020 Campaign

March 20, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

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 […]

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ACRL Signs Letter Opposing Alaska Higher Education Funding Cuts

March 6, 2019 David Free 0

On March 4, 2019, ACRL joined a number of professional societies representing tens of thousands of faculty members and students from humanistic and social scientific disciplines in signing a letter expressing deep concern about Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed funding cuts for higher education. The letter calls on Governor Dunleavy to reconsider […]

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ALA Webinar: Libraries and the 2020 Census (Feb. 27)

February 22, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

Join ALA on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, for the free webinar Libraries and the 2020 Census, from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Central) | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain) | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Pacific). State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census, and libraries of […]