ERIC Number: ED342403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Is the Library a Place? Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (118th, Montreal, Quebec, May 15-17, 1991).
Bixby, Pamela, Ed.
This membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) opened with an overview of library facility design in light of changing institutional and technological environments. The General Program Session included two panel presentations. The first featured architects who have designed library buildings and who offered their personal perspectives about a variety of problems and prospects. The second panel featured a librarian/building consultant and a library director, who provided an overview of the trends in academic library buildings and highlighted aspects of planning and building from a librarian's point of view. Town meeting discussions were then held, which focused on a number of issues, including: (1) the national library organizations in Canada (i.e., the Canadian Library Association, the National Library of Canada, the Association for the Advancement of Sciences and Documentation Techniques (ASTED), and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL); (2) cultural diversity initiatives in research libraries, which featured a report from the ARL's Office of Management Services, a presentation from Clark Atlanta University, and a report of the task force on minority recruitment; and (3) budget crises in ARL libraries. Following each presentation, a panel of ARL directors posed questions leading to general discussions of the ideas and concerns raised. A summary of the reports to the ARL Business Meeting is also included in this volume. A report on association activities, the 1990 ARL audited financial statements, attendance and index of persons, the officers, board of directors, committees, and task forces, and the membership of the association are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Budgets, Cultural Pluralism, Design Requirements, Facility Guidelines, Higher Education, Librarian Attitudes, Library Associations, Library Facilities, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (members $40.00/year, all others, $60.00/year).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.