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Come work with us in DC! We're hiring a program assistant for #grants administration.
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We're excited to announce the appointment of Catherine Davidson as ARL visiting program officer for #scholcomm initiatives. 
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Virginia Tech Libraries launch ‪#‎opendata‬ repository, VTechData:
The easier data is to evaluate and reuse, the simpler it is for researchers to verify others’ results and understand what has already been tested in their fields. Open data repositories allow researchers to spend less time pursuing false leads and more time creating new knowledge.
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In this issue: SPEC Kits go ‪#‎openaccess‬, promoting ‪#‎diversity‬ and equity in ‪#‎libraries‬ and ‪#‎archives‬, scholarship and grant awardees, more.
SPEC Kits go open access; Promoting diversity and equity in libraries ARL E-News (August 11, 2016) ARL Makes SPEC Kits Open Access Online The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has opened up access to all SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform for all users. This change demonstrates the value that the Association and its members place on free and open access to information... Read more about SPEC Kits going open access » Resource...
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Congratulations to the 15 ‪#‎MLIS‬ students selected to participate in ARL's 2016-2018 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce!

Nicola Andrews, University of Washington
Daniel Arbino, University of Arizona
Simone Clunie, Florida State University
Narcissa E. Haskins, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Marisa Hernandez, University of Southern California
Michael L. Maciel, University of North Texas
Lorisia MacLeod, University of Alberta
Siobhan McKissic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nisha Mody, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jasmine M. Pawlicki, University of Arizona
Maria Adoria Rios, University of Southern California
Renee Romero, University of California, Los Angeles
Gina M. Rosabal, San Jose State University
Michele Wan, Queens College
Mai Xiong, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
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Good news on this last Friday in July—we're making all SPEC Kits on http://publications.arl.org #openaccess  by the end of August! #OA  
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Register for our free webcast on collection #assessment practices in ARL member libraries with #ARLSPECKit352 authors Karen R. Harker and Janette Klein of University of North Texas Libraries.
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In this issue of ARL E-News: museum-library collaboration, digital scholarship centers, new ARL directors, more.
Museum-library collaboration, Digital scholarship centers, Transitions + ARL E-News (August 18, 2016) Collaboration among Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums: White Paper from Summit Hosted by U Miami The University of Miami hosted the inaugural Academic Art Museum and Library Summit in January 2016, bringing together 14 pairs of library and museum directors from North American academic institutions to address opportunities for deep intra-ins...
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Read the report on the “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center” workshop held by ARL and CNI in May. Sessions covered goals and strategies, models/types of centers, physical spaces, services offered, staffing and training, partnering with faculty on teaching and research, and more.
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Report from the Academic Art Museum and Library Summit, which explored prospects for intra-institutional collaboration among campus ‪#‎libraries‬, ‪#‎archives‬, ‪#‎museums‬, and ‪#‎galleries‬.
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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 ARL / Society of American Archivists Mosaic fellows—Jane'a Johnson, Michelle Peralta, and Ayoola White!
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Read the latest issue of Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs, about promoting #diversity  and #equity  in #libraries  and #archives .

Authors are Charlene Maxey-Harris, Joy Doan, Treshani Perera, Patrick Sifuentes, and Erik Ponder.
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ARL® is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada
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The Association of Research Libraries® (ARL®) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL's mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve.
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