Outcome E: ARL libraries will have a diverse and growing body of professionals prepared to develop new roles and work in new modes. Outcome F: ARL will have close ties to and highly visible collaborative undertakings with organizations that focus on advancing the processes of research and the scholarly research enterprise. Strategies Strategies that ARL may pursue in moving forward include: Strategy 1: Initiate visioning and scanning activities focused on emerging roles for research libraries in the processes of research, scholarship, and graduate education. Encourage and facilitate member engagement in adopting new roles in advancing research and scholarship. Strategy 2: Promote efforts to reconceptualize collection development including in areas of special collections (broadly defined), global resources, and other content distinctive to research libraries. Encourage new approaches, including global partnerships, to ensuring and enhancing the value of research collections through preservation, management, and access for existing collections as well as evolving digital content (including digital preservation and data curation). Strategy 3: Engage in assessment of new library roles, articulate the value propositions for new services, promote and publicize successful collaborations, and encourage and promote conversations about them with scholarly organizations and throughout the research and higher education communities. Strategy 4: Work with the scholarly community and societies to develop discipline-specific strategies for monitoring and analyzing trends in research practices. Identify opportunities for library/scholar partnerships and clarify the resource and service implications of libraries adopting new roles in advancing research. Strategy 5: Promote and facilitate the development of a diverse group of library professionals who have the expertise and knowledge to lead and participate in new partnerships with researchers and university faculty. RLI 268 17 ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012, Strategic Directions: Transforming Research Libraries ( C O N T I N U E D ) FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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