Association of Southeastern Research Libraries

ASERL brings together leaders from research libraries in the region to foster a high standard of library excellence through professional development, inter-institutional resource sharing, and other important collaborations. For more than 65 years, ASERL has been a trusted home for numerous innovative programs and events that provide tremendous benefit to our membership.

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By Lizzie Cope, ASERL Accessibility Working Group Member The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Accessibility Working Group on Library Spaces is proud to announce the release of a new […]
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1. Susan, tell us about your work in your library. My official title is Director, Goizueta Business Library at Emory University. In that capacity I lead a team of 6, […]
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The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries is pleased to announce that Old Dominion University has joined ASERL as our 39th institutional member, effective July 1, 2024.  ASERL members unanimously supported […]
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Our recent ASERL Professional Development retreat at UNC Chapel Hill (April 17-19, 2024) was a resounding success! Partnering with Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), we welcomed 48 attendees, many who […]
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ASERL'S Core Programs

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ASERL and its member libraries have long supported equitable access to information resources, and strive to build collections, services, and spaces that are easy for all users to use.
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Special Collections
ASERL’s Special Collections Interest Group, established in 2017, brings together special collections professionals and libraries, in particular for improving access to rare and unique materials, developing shared digital collections, and expanding professional development.
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Scholarly Communications
Scholarly communications covers a broad range of activities, including the many different ways the results of scholarly research is organized and shared with others, the evolving role of copyright and fair use, and the drive to ‘open’ -- the removal of fee-based barriers to information.
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Shared Print Archiving
ASERL is a leader in developing innovative shared print library collections, via programs within our membership and through numerous partnerships. These programs undergird the durability of the scholarly record.
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Resource Sharing
ASERL members provide priority, no-fee inter-library resource sharing services. Numerous options have recently emerged that allow patrons to have even faster, easier access to content held at another ASERL library.
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Special Collections

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Live from a Dark Room — University of Louisville

The Live from a Dark Room exhibition photographs digital collection features 290 images used in a 2018 exhibit in Archives & Special Collections by the same name. This exhibit, and now digital collection, offers a wide sampling of the bands, people, venues, and photographers that have defined rock, indie, punk, and hardcore music in Louisville. Like the exhibition from which it derived, this digital collection is in no way comprehensive—many vital Louisville musicians and bands are not represented. This digital collection is a part of the Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA), founded in 2013 by the University of Louisville Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC), which documents the history and culture of the Louisville rock music scene from the 1970s to the present.

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Triad Black Lives Matter Collection — UNC Greensboro

The purpose of the Triad Black Lives Matters Collection is to document the BLM movement, police brutality protests, and race relations in the Triad area of North Carolina. The collection contains digital photographs and video footage relating to the Black Lives Matter movement and the George Floyd protests.

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ASERL members are the leading research libraries in 12 states across the region, providing critical information infrastructure for their universities and communities.