University Libraries Join Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
On December 16, members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries voted unanimously to admit the University of Arkansas as a new member of the association. The U of A is the first new member to join the association since 2011. The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries is one of the largest regional consortia of research libraries in the United States, with a total of 38 institutional members. in 12 states.
âThere are many people at ASERL who have long-standing and trusted connections with the right people working at the University of Arkansas,â commented Tim Pyatt, ASERL Chairman and Dean. from the ZSR Library at Wake Forest University. âIncluding the University of Arkansas as a membership and association programming was a very natural extension of our work together. We are very happy to have them among our ranks. ”
Jason Battles, Dean of Libraries at the University of Arkansas, added, âI’m fairly new to this role, but even before I arrived my staff had explored joining ASERL. I knew ASERL from my previous posts, so I know the impeccable quality of their programming. I believe that the collections, initiatives and interests of academic libraries will make this new relationship beneficial to ASERL and the University of Arkansas for years to come.
Founded in 1956, the Southeastern Association of Research Libraries is a national leader in cooperative research library programming. ASERL places great emphasis on professional development – including issues of diversity, equity and inclusion – and the creation of large-scale shared print library collections.