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Digital Library Federation and HBCU Library Alliance Name 2017 DLF HBCU Fellows

IMLS grant supports collaboration between organizations, travel fellowships, and HBCU/DLF Liberal Arts Preconference Washington, DC, September 20, 2017—Twenty-four individuals, primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or with HBCU backgrounds, will attend the 2017 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum and DLF Liberal Arts/HBCUs Preconference in October, thanks to a grant of fellowship funds...

Report Explores Academic Libraries’ Evolving Role in Supporting Learning and Teaching

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 13, 2017—A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) explores the contributions of today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—to learning and teaching. A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries features essays written by current and former CLIR postdoctoral fellows...

Qatar National Library Joins International Network of Partners Contributing to Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact: dlmepress@clir.org Washington, DC, August 22, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation to develop, enhance, and make available digitized cultural heritage content through the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). The DLME is a collaborative effort that aspires...

CLIR/DLF to be Fiscal Host for International Internet Preservation Consortium

Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org IIPC Steering Committee steering@iipc.simplelists.com Washington, DC, July 12, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have agreed to serve as new fiscal host for the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a global organization that coordinates efforts across libraries and other institutions to preserve internet content for...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 28, 2017—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $981,000 to augment and extend its efforts to establish sound data management in Latin American and Caribbean Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists working in the field. Complementing the first round of fellowships in Latin American and...

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.5 Million Operating Grant

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 28, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2017. The grant provides funds for core administrative and management staff that support the broad range of CLIR’s programmatic activity....

CLIR Awards $154,817 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC, April 28, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following seven institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: City of Savannah, Georgia, Research Library and Municipal Archives Project: W. W. Law Collection Audio Recordings Preservation Amount: $13,111 Institution: Mississippi State University, Mitchell Memorial Library Special Collections Project: Citizens’ Council Radio...

CLIR Names 2017 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Washington, DC, April 4, 2017—Seventeen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill and creativity...

CLIR and Jisc Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Services for Libraries and Research

Trans-national collaboration to boost support for academic research communities Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org Emily Jones emily.jones@jisc.ac.uk Washington, DC, and Bristol, UK, March 29, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Jisc today announced a partnership to advance programs of mutual interest for academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Jisc, the UK’s...

CLIR Appoints Jacqueline Goldsby Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, March 28, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Jacqueline Goldsby CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Goldsby is professor of English and African American Studies at Yale University and chair of the African American Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on African American and American literatures. She...

Leading Change Institute 2017 Participants Named

Washington, DC, March 8, 2017—Thirty-four individuals have been selected for participation in the 2017 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held June 11–16, in Washington, DC. John Bell, Lead Application Developer Dartmouth College Hannah Bennett, Head, Fisher Fine Arts Library University of Pennsylvania David Bruce, Deputy CIO University...