Just Released: ARL and CARL Report on Research Libraries’ Alignment with Institutional STEM Priorities
From a Joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Post:
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) have published a report, Observations on Research Libraries’ Alignment with Institutional STEM Priorities.
This report synthesizes the two associations’ joint exploration of the need for, and nature of, alignment of research libraries with their universities’ STEM priorities. The report notes the challenges to be overcome, and provides examples of the ways libraries are already working to strengthen and support STEM at their institutions. The report includes a summary of common themes as well as observations of each institution visited.
For this study, ARL and CARL conducted one-day site visits to four US institutions—Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northwestern University, and Purdue University—and two Canadian institutions—McMaster University and University of Toronto. These present a mix of public and private institutions and serve as examples, rather than as a representation, of the two associations’ joint membership.
ARL and CARL hope members will find this report useful as they consider their paths forward in the realm of STEM alignment with their institutions.
Direct to Full Text Report: Observations on Research Libraries’ Alignment with Institutional STEM Priorities by Susan Haigh and Mary Lee Kennedy
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