University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) to Become 126th Member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL):
At its Fall 2021 Association Meeting held virtually September 28–October 6, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Library to join ARL as the 126th member, effective January 1, 2022. Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University Librarian and Presidential Chair, University Library, UC Santa Cruz, accepted the invitation.
“Over the past 30 years, scholarship, teaching, and learning have changed tremendously,” said UCSC University Librarian Elizabeth Cowell. “How we absorb and disseminate information has been revolutionized. Libraries are not what they used to be. All this change means that serving library patrons is best done through intentional collaborative efforts. ARL gives us a much stronger voice in the efforts to achieve barrier-free access to information. This election is a great honor for our team and for the university as a whole.”
The vote to approve UCSC’s membership followed a review of the University Library that considered both qualitative and quantitative data and a site visit. The review process included an examination of the breadth and depth of collections, uniqueness of research resources, services to the library’s community, potential contributions to scholarship, and leadership in the library and information science profession.
“We are pleased to welcome the University of California, Santa Cruz Library as the 126th member of the Association of Research Libraries. UC Santa Cruz Library is advancing the mission of research libraries through its incredible commitment to research information, digital scholarship, open access, and special collections and archives. We look forward to UCSC’s active participation in the Association in our work to strategically advance and support the research enterprise,” said ARL President K. Matthew Dames, the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.