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CLIR Receives $2.01 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Extend Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2.01 million to extend Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies. This funding will support current fellows whose work has been negatively affected by the global pandemic by enabling them to extend their time at host institutions by up to two additional years. The...

CLIR Board Appoints New Members, Officers

At its fall meeting, the CLIR Board elected new members Asma Naeem, chief curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Ben Vinson III, provost and executive vice president at Case Western Reserve University; and Sandra Phoenix, executive director of the HBCU Library Alliance. Photo: Mark Gulezian Asma Naeem joined the Baltimore Museum of Art in...

CLIR Issues 138

Number 138  November/December 2020 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents CLIR and HBCU Library Alliance to Study Feasibility for Large-Scale Survey of HBCU Libraries CLIR Board Appoints New Members, Officers Virtual DLF Forum and Related Events Draw Record Participation Louisa Kwasigroch Appointed Interim DLF Senior Program Officer Material Memory Season 2 Explores Cultural Memory and...

CLIR and HBCU Library Alliance Seek Focus Group Facilitator and Interviewer for Study on Creating Access to HBCU Archives

The HBCU Library Alliance and CLIR seek proposals for assistance in a study to identify common barriers and shared visions for creating access to historic collections held by libraries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).   The recently funded study will inform strategic planning to build the capacity of HBCU Library Alliance member organizations...

HBCU Library Alliance and CLIR Receive Grant to Study Feasibility for Large-Scale Survey of HBCU Archives

  Study will inform plans to make HBCU special collections and archival materials discoverable and accessible The HBCU Library Alliance and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) have received a $75,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project titled “Creating Access to HBCU Library Alliance Archives: Needs, Capacity,...

Redwoods and Material Memory, with Nicole Kang Ferraiolo

Note: this blog is reposted from the CLIR Grants & Programs Fall 2020 newsletter, released November 18. The second season of CLIR’s podcast Material Memory delves into the impact of the climate crisis on communities and their cultural heritage. We asked host Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at CLIR, about the...

3 Questions With Field Notes’ Bryan Bedell

3 Questions With Field Notes’ Bryan Bedell The “Dime Novel” edition of Field Notes ‘Quarterly Releases’ series, inspired in part by a visit to Northern Illinois University’s dime novel collection has become one of our favorite examples of ways our grant recipients’ collections have been used to inspire something new. For this month’s newsletter,...

Redwoods and Material Memory with Nicole Kang Ferraiolo

Redwoods and Material Memory with Nicole Kang Ferraiolo The second season of CLIR’s podcast Material Memory delves into the impact of the climate crisis on communities and their cultural heritage. We asked host Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at CLIR, about the inspiration behind the imagery for this season. How did...

Lisa Wright on designing for CLIR

Lisa Wright on designing for CLIR Lisa Wright, of Obsesso Processo, worked with CLIR’s Digital Library Federation and Digitizing Hidden Collections programs to design identities for their 2020 events. We’re so excited to be chatting with you about the designs you did for us! To get us started, can you tell us a bit...

CLIR Launches Season Two of Material Memory Podcast, “Cultural Memory and the Climate Crisis”

CLIR today released the first two episodes of its new podcast season exploring the impact of the climate crisis on communities and their cultural heritage. In conversations with host Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, seven guests offer perspectives from around the globe on how climate change threatens our records and traditions, the relationship between memory and...

Louisa Kwasigroch Appointed Interim DLF Senior Program Officer

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louisa Kwasigroch as interim Digital Library Federation (DLF) senior program officer. Kwasigroch, who currently serves as CLIR’s director of outreach and engagement and has worked extensively with the DLF community, will serve as the primary point of contact for...

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of high scholarly value. CLIR...