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No. 154

Aug-Oct 2023

Hitting Home: The Unseen Impact of Vermont’s July Flood

By Charles Henry

The unexpected response of some friends during the July flooding in northern Vermont left a lasting impression: “We wanted to help get food to your animals, but didn’t have a raft.” 

At that time, my wife and I were in New Hampshire, and as I read about the floods in a digital newspaper, the images of our capital city, Montpelier, under several feet of river water and subsequent drone pictures appearing of our village similarly submerged were hard to believe.

Four Questions with Sharon M. Burney: Creating Safe Spaces To Heal and Empower Black Librarians

In a significant step toward addressing the chronic lack of diversity in the library profession, CLIR has received a $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

CLIR Receives Grant to Launch CLIR Climate Resiliency Program

CLIR has successfully secured a substantial grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to launch the CLIR Climate Resiliency Action Workshop Program. This two-year initiative, managed in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation’s Climate Justice Working Group and led by Amanda Boczar, Curator for Digital Collections at the University of South Florida Libraries, will empower libraries, museums, and cultural institutions to proactively address the mounting challenges posed by extreme weather events and climate change.

CLIR Releases "For Your Reference" Podcast Trailer Dedicated To Improving Media Literacy

In an effort to tackle the growing challenges of misinformation and disinformation in today’s digital age, CLIR has announced the release of the trailer for its highly anticipated new media literacy podcast, “For Your Reference” (FYR). With an impressive team of co-producers and hosts, this initiative aims to empower the public with the critical skills needed to discern fact from fiction in the digital realm.

OCEAN Experts Dive Into the Legal Battle Over the Future of Digital Lending

A recent Supreme Court ruling holds the potential to either champion the rights of artists, writers, and musicians, or potentially stifle creativity, subjecting arts and information organizations to copyright lawsuits. In September, the Open Copyright Education Advisory Network (OCEAN) convened a discussion centering on the case of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, and the potential implications it may bear for libraries, archives, museums, and galleries.

Where Are They Now? Featuring CLIR Postdoc - Lorena Gauthereau

Since its inception in 2004, the CLIR postdoctoral fellowship program has been an exceptional opportunity for recent Ph.D. graduates to gain invaluable experience in academic libraries, archives, and museums. Renowned for its competitiveness, this esteemed fellowship program has provided support to over 200 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have made remarkable contributions to the field of library and information science.

In this edition, our focus shines on Lorena Gauthereau, who currently serves as the Digital Programs Manager at the University of Houston’s US Latino Digital Humanities Center and the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage” project.

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News From the Digital Library Federation

Updates from Our Affiliates - IIIF and Open Repositories

Check out news and updates about the important work our affiliates are doing.

CLIR & DLF Job Board

by Erin O'Donnell

Have you signed up for the CLIR and DLF job board digest? The digest collects the latest jobs posted on the board and delivers them straight your preferred email inbox. Signing up for the digest is easy and we promise you will only get one email a week. If you have any questions about the job board, please contact us at

A first-of-its-kind job fair at NDSA’s Digital Preservation conference has the goal to foster meaningful connections and set a precedent for hiring practices in the digital preservation community.

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