The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced “two new funding opportunities for museums, libraries, federally recognized tribes, and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians. The combined $15 million federal investment will provide direct support to these institutions, equipping them to respond to community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic…
Interested applicants are invited to attend free informational webinars to learn more:
- IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries: Thursday, May 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
- IMLS CARES Act Grants for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Library Services: Friday, May 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
In his annual post in American Libraries Marshall Breeding notes that “the library technology industry took some significant turns in 2019. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, acquired Innovative Interfaces and shifted the balance of power, strengthening Ex Libris’s position in technology for academic libraries and propelling it as a major player in public libraries. This move narrows the slate of competitors in an industry already offering few viable options for many libraries…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Association of American Publishers has submitted public comments in response to a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information on ‘Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research…”
According to ACRL Insider “The ACRL Board of Directors approved a new Framework for Access Services Librarianship (PDF) at its spring virtual meeting. Consisting of four sections, the framework defines access services, suggests competencies for access services librarians and managers, examines marketing and outreach of access services, and suggests opportunities for professional engagement for access services librarians…”
ARL Responds to US Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information on Public Access to Federally Funded Research
ARL News reports that Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries has submitted “the following views on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a nonprofit collective of libraries in 124 leading research institutions in the United States and Canada. As collaborative partners supporting the full life cycle of scientific inquiry and creation, ARL’s mission is to create an equitable, enduring, and barrier-free research information environment to advance research and learning. Our 100 US academic member libraries alone, including many public and land-grant institutions, directly serve 3.5 million students and faculty…”
infoDOCKET reports that “with state and territory governments planning to ease restrictions in the coming months, libraries will need to carefully consider the risks associated with reopening, and the measures which will need to put in place when the time comes for them to open.
To assist with this, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has created a strategic checklist to support this process, including information on staff support, services that need to be phased in (or out), communications planning, and safety precautions…”
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.