ARL Announces...University of Louisville Becomes Newest Member of ARL


Subject: ARL Announces...University of Louisville Becomes Newest Member of ARL
Judith Matz (judith@arl.org)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 09:17:12 -0400


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Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 09:17:12 -0400
From: Judith Matz <judith@arl.org>
To: ARL Announce <arl-announce@arl.org>
Subject: ARL Announces...University of Louisville Becomes Newest Member of ARL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2002
For further information, please contact:
Judith Matz <judith@arl.org>
Communications Officer, ARL

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE BECOMES NEWEST MEMBER OF ARL

Washington, DC--At its 2002 Spring Membership Meeting, the Association
of Research Libraries (ARL) membership voted to invite the University of
Louisville Library to join as the 124th member. Located in Louisville,
the University was first established in 1798. In 2000, it was included
in the classification Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie
Corporation, which is now the category required for ARL membership.
Hannelore B. Rader, the University Librarian, accepted ARL's invitation
on behalf of the Library.

The membership vote followed an extensive review of qualitative and
quantitative documentation and a site visit. The visiting committee that
considered the eligibility of the University of Louisville consisted of
Sarah Pritchard, University of California-Santa Barbara (Committee
Chair); Kenneth Frazier, University of Wisconsin; and William Potter,
University of Georgia. The committee reviewed the breadth and depth of
collections, uniqueness of research resources, potential contributions
to scholarship, and leadership in the library and information science profession.

"The ARL Board of Directors welcomes the University of Louisville as our
newest member. We look forward to working with them on issues of mutual
interest to the research library community," said Paula Kaufman, ARL
President. Duane Webster, Executive Director of ARL, added, "ARL is
delighted to welcome the University of Louisville to the ARL community.
This is an accomplishment for the university and its library and
recognizes the fine quality of their research collections. Participation
in ARL will benefit not only the library but the students, the faculty,
and their scholarly colleagues and researchers throughout North America."

The University of Louisville enrolls about 14,500 undergraduates, 4,500
graduate students, and 1,800 professional school students distributed
across eleven colleges and schools. The university is consistently
strengthening its research programs and resources, and the library is a
top strategic priority of the university, sustaining a vigorous
centrality to both graduate and undergraduate programs. The richness of
the library's collections is noteworthy as it the strong support of the
university administration, faculty, and students. More information about
the University of Louisville may be found at
<http://www.louisville.edu/ns4/index_noflash.html>.

The Association of Research Libraries is a not-for-profit membership
organization of over 120 North American research institutions and
operates as a forum for the exchange of ideas and an agent for
collective action. Membership in ARL is institutional. ARL programs and
services promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded
knowledge in support of teaching research, scholarship, and community
service. For more information, contact <http://www.arl.org>.

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Judith Matz
Communications Officer
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW #800
Washington, DC 20036-1118
Phone 202-296-2296
Fax 202-872-0884
judith@arl.org
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