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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Member news!  María R. Estorino has been appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective January 30, 2023.   She […]
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On January 25, 2023, Debbie Storrs, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) announced Mike Crumpton had accepted the position as Dean […]
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ATLANTA, GA – January 12, 2023 – The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has hired Rebecca Crist to serve as Program Coordinator for Shared Collection Resources, starting February 1, […]
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News!  The Ivy Plus Library Confederation is the newest partner to join the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA).  ASERL was a co-founder of the LAA in 2019; other supporters now include the […]
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ASERL'S Core Programs

DEI and Accessibility
ASERL and its member libraries have long supported equitable access to information resources, and strive to build collections, services, and staffs that reflect the diverse nature of the communities we serve.
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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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ASERL Newsletter

Our periodic newsletter will inform you about upcoming opportunities, ASERL news, upcoming webinars, and more.

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Special Collections

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John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Photographs

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY — The John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs follows the changing urban landscape of Lexington, the agricultural, tobacco and horse racing industries, key national events such as World War II and Vietnam, as well as notable regional and national figures.

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Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY — This material provides invaluable insight into the American evangelical movement through five decades, including Baptist concerns relating to baptism and dancing at Baptist colleges, the role of the church in an increasingly liberal society, missionaries working abroad, political involvement, and the role of women.

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Know your ASERL Member Libraries

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