Press Release

Bethany Nowviskie to Lead Digital Library Federation

For immediate release: Contact: Kathlin Smith Washington, DC, March 25, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that Bethany Nowviskie will join its staff April 16 as director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Nowviskie is widely known as a pioneer and leading force in digital humanities. She has been director of...

Committee on Coherence at Scale Appoints New Members

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Three leaders in higher education will help guide research on cost efficiency, sustainability, teaching, and scholarly productivity across US campuses Washington, DC, March 11, 2015-Three leaders in higher education have been appointed to the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education. Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, Internet2...

Leading Change Institute 2015 Participants Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 13, 2015-The following individuals have been selected for participation in the 2015 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held May 31–June 5, in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre Bayard, California State University Felicia Bianchi, Emory University Morag Boyd, Ohio State University Benjamin Canlas,...

Report Examines Center of Excellence Model for Information Services

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 10, 2015-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) explores the efficacy of using the center of excellence model in a library setting to help address the increasing demands for support of information services. In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded seven librarians...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 21, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program succeeds...

2015 Funded Projects

The following eighteen projects were selected from among one hundred sixty-seven proposals submitted in 2015. This is the first group of projects supported by the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program. Like its predecessor program, Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives (2008-2014), Digitizing Hidden Collections funds projects in which locally executed protocols...

Mellon Funds New CLIR Program to Digitize Hidden Collections

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) funds to create a national competition for digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. The program is built upon the model of CLIR’s Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and...

CLIR Announces 2014 Hidden Collections Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, Dec. 3, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of the 2014 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards: Adirondack Historical Association Living with Wilderness: Enhancing Access to The Adirondack Museum Historic Photograph Collection $157,685 Appalshop, Inc. We Still Scream: The Mountain...

CLIR Board Elects Ingrid Parent; Appoints New Executive Committee

Washington, DC, November 24, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Parent to the CLIR Board of Directors. Ms. Parent is university librarian at the University of British Columbia, a post she has held since July 2009. That same year, she won the Canadian Association...

CLIR Appoints Hannah Standing Rasmussen as Research Fellow for the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 30, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Hannah Standing Rasmussen research fellow for the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education. Rasmussen was formerly a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School. The year-long fellowship is among...

White Paper Explores Challenges and Opportunities for Library and Information Services

Contact: Kathlin Smith Washington, DC, September 23, 2014-Rapidly evolving digital technologies and services, coupled with a changing economy, are profoundly influencing the financial model supporting many colleges and universities. Institutions that rely solely on a traditional business approach are unlikely to thrive; they must identify and seize new opportunities in pursuit of their mission....