ATG News & Announcements 6/19/19

by | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 comments


According to this press release, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium…”

JFK Moonshot features the first-ever full-scale augmented reality simulation of the Saturn V Rocket launch and will take users on the five-day journey from the Earth to the Moon…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “the National Library of Medicine (NLM) signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) to promote free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine and the human health sciences. Under the agreement, the MHL will include digitized NLM historical materials and associated metadata in its free and open archive of historical resources…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Susan Gibbons, the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian and deputy provost for collections and scholarly communications, has been appointed Yale’s vice provost for collections and scholarly communications, President Peter Salovey announced. The appointment is effective July 1. In her new role, Gibbons will further connect Yale’s world-class collections with its mission of education, research, preservation, and practice.

According to ACRL InsiderACRL is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the association’s Board of Directors for the 2020 ALA/ACRL elections.


  • Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC
  • Julie Garrison, Western Michigan University


  • Jennifer Nutefall, Santa Clara University
  • Toni Anaya, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kathy A. Parsons, Iowa State University
  • Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College

A full list of candidates for ACRL and section offices will be available in the January 2020 issue of C&RL News.





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