Primer for Protecting Sensitive Data in Academic Research

December 4, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s new Primer for Protecting Sensitive Data in Academic Research, prepared by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), is a communication resource about providing protections for sensitive data that may be used or produced in the course of conducting academic research. This primer provides  a quick grounding in […]

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ALA Seeks Policy Corps Applicants

November 6, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ALA invites library advocates to apply to join the ALA Policy Corps. The deadline for applications is November 16. The corps initiative aims to strengthen advocacy related to key national library policy areas—ranging from broadband equity and copyright, to federal funding and STEM education, to privacy and cybersecurity. The corps’ […]

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Significant Copyright Legislation Advances

October 5, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

Members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) — the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL — have been deeply engaged in recent noteworthy legislation affecting copyright. On September 25, 2018, after more than a decade of advocacy by the library community and our allies, the U.S. House of […]

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ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to OpenCon

September 18, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Debbie Feisst and Willa Liburd Tavernier as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2018 in Toronto, Canada, November 2-4, 2018. Debbie Feisst is Public Services Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries in Edmonton, […]

Action Alert: Support Federal Library Funding for FY 2019

March 14, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House budget proposal for FY 2019 eliminated funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the majority of federal library funding. This places over $210 million in federal library funding at risk, just through the elimination of programs like the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) […]