RLI 270 27 News University of Calgary, University of Ottawa Become Newest Members of ARL At the ARL Membership Meetings in October 2009 and April 2010, the Association membership voted to invite the University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources and the University of Ottawa Library to join ARL as the 124th and 125th members, respectively. Both universities are members of the Canadian research-intensive “G-13” institutions based on sponsored research and number of PhDs. The University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) brings together the University Library, Archives and Special Collections, the Nickle Arts Museum, and the University of Calgary Press. LCR Vice Provost and University Librarian H. Thomas Hickerson accepted the invitation to join ARL. The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and the library brings together people, expertise, and knowledge resources in physical and virtual environments that foster research, teaching, and learning in English and French. University Librarian Leslie Weir accepted ARL’s invitation. For more information about these two new members, please see the ARL press releases: http://www.arl.org/news/pr/calgary-oct09.shtml http://www.arl.org/news/pr/ottawa-may10.shtml ARL Transitions Brigham Young: Randy J. Olsen resigned as University Librarian to accept the position of Director of Libraries in the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City beginning January 4, 2010. H. Julene Butler was named University Librarian, effective January 14. She was formerly Associate University Librarian and Interim University Librarian. Buffalo, SUNY: Stephen M. Roberts retired as Associate Vice President for University Libraries, effective June 30, 2010. H. Austin Booth, Associate Director of University Libraries and Director of Collections, was named Interim Associate Vice President for University Libraries, effective July 1. JUNE 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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