Press Release

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....

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR New Funds for Dissertation Fellowships

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 1, 2014-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has granted the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $1.4 million over four years to support continuation of the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources for three fellowship cycles. The program, established in 2002, currently offers about 15...

CLIR Appoints Michael Edson Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 24, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Michael Edson CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Michael Edson is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in...

CLIR Appoints John Unsworth Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 9, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed John Unsworth CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Unsworth is vice provost, university librarian, and chief information officer at Brandeis University. Unsworth’s research interests are in digital humanities, scholarly communication, the history of books and publishing, and twentieth-century...

CLIR Names 2014 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 9, 2014-Seventeen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 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;...