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For more than 60 years, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries has brought together leaders from research, federal, and state libraries in the region to foster a high standard of library excellence through inter-institutional resource sharing and other collaborative efforts. Today, ASERL is one of the largest regional research library consortia in the United States. By working together, ASERL members continue to provide and maintain top quality resources and services for the students, faculty, and citizens of their respective communities.


STATEMENT FROM YOLANDA COOPER, ASERL BOARD PRESIDENT:
February 5, 2019:  In light of recent events in the library community, ASERL reaffirms our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and fostering library environments of courtesy and respect for our library staff and the populations we serve.

ASERL believes that when libraries tap into the wisdom of a workforce that reflects the populations we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and researchers we serve. We affirm that we achieve more together because of our differences, not despite them. When libraries apply this pool of knowledge — when employees are trained in team building, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict resolution — we provide better, more interesting, innovative services to each other and to our patrons.

Moreover, ASERL strives to provide collaborative experiences free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We will not tolerate harassment within our community. Our Diversity & Inclusion Values Statement and our Code of Conduct further support our desire to build programming and environments that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ASERL Diversity & Inclusion Values Statement: http://www.aserl.org/aserl_diversity-inclusion_programming_statement_final/
ASERL Code of Conduct: http://www.aserl.org/aserl_code_of_conduct/


NEWS: ASERL Disaster Response Survey. In Fall 2018, ASERL surveyed its members to document the equipment and personnel that could be made available if needed to respond to an emergency at one of our member libraries. This is part of our ongoing commitment to mutual aid and support.


ASERL’s 2018 Annual Report is now online.


ASERL Fall 2018 Membership Meeting
November 29 – 30, 2018 — Atlanta — Meeting Materials


ASERL members have approved a new Diversity & Inclusion Values Statement and a new Mutual Aid Agreement.


PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT  ACTIVITIES
ASERL offers a wide variety of webinars at no cost for members and other interested professionals.  NOTE:  ASERL’s Code of Conduct is in effect for all webinar participants.  See http://www.aserl.org/aserl_code_of_conduct/.

Resource Sharing Technology Provider Information Sessions — October / November, 2018. Co-hosted by ASERL, BLC, TRLN, and WRLC. See our Archive page for recordings and slide decks.

Principles of Contracts — A Three-Part Series — Fall 2018.  See our Archive page for recordings and slide decks.

For all past webinars, please see our Archive for recordings and speaker materials.  ASERL webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

In April 2018, ASERL hosted two in-person conferences:  ACRL’s “Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication” Road Show on April 26, 2018, and the ASERL / ARL Library Liaison Institute on April 27-28, 2018. See the conference page for details & hand-outs about each event.


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