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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 important and innovative collaborations. Today, ASERL is among the largest regional research library consortia in the United States. By working together, ASERL members provide and maintain top quality resources and services for the students, faculty, and citizens of their respective communities.


ASERL Copyright Office Hours: A service by ASERL members, for ASERL members.

  • Friday, October 30 at 3pm ET
  • Friday, November 20 at 3pm ET
  • Friday, December 11 at 3pm ET

Copyright questions from ASERL members may be submitted anonymously ahead of time.


NEW:  ASERL Member Request for Peer Consultation.
Requests are collected weekly on Fridays and posted to the ASERL-Deans email list on Mondays for match-making.


ASERL Email List Updates:  See our List Registry


NEW:  ASERL submits comments to US Copyright Office on abrogating sovereign immunity for state-funded institutes of higher education.


NEW: Video Highlighting Value of Shared Print Library Collections: https://youtu.be/Ie8qm_idkDU.  Read the full announcement.


ASERL 2020 Annual Meeting & Spring Membership Meeting
May 27, 2020.  See agenda, handouts, and the recording of the Program Updates session.


NEWS: ASERL publishes ASERL Ahead: Strategic Directions 2020-2023.  See the news release.


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/.  ASERL webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Rights and Responsibilities: Archivists and Human Rights
September 29, 2020 at 2pm ET/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5503845555376768268

Library Accessibility Alliance webinar #1: An Introduction to Disability
September 30, 2020 at 1pm ET / 12pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtfuqsrD4qG9a-PVCT_EBpe8g1feMns1PP

Copyright for Libraries: A Roundtable Discussion
September 30, 2020 at 2pm ET/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7114668573065877772

Libraries in Process Community Call: OER advocacy in a time of remote teaching
October 7, 2020 at 2pm ET /1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4332435762617322768

Ethical Reasoning in the Library: Embracing Empathy, Finding Fairness, and Cultivating Character
October 13, 2020 at 2pm EDT /1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2332738571418271760

Using Shared Values to Evaluate Publishers as Partners with Libraries, Institutions, and Researchers
October 15, 2020 at 2pm EST/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6318408849300061964

All You Need is Paper and Passion: How Zines Can Help You Document Social Justice Movements
October 21, 2020 at 2pm EST/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/745589140162142734

Library Accessibility Alliance webinar #2: Disability Awareness — Use of physical spaces by persons with disabilities
October 23, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduCurD4oE9WIXhZlWZsZl8lo2c75AoWs

The Happy Place: Creating Positive Library Spaces Using Emotional Intelligence
October 27, 2020 at 2pm EDT/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4769631272765736717

Lets Talk: Engaging in the Management of Conflict
October 29, 2020 at 2pm ET/1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6749377825231332366

Library Accessibility Alliance webinar #3: Website Accessibility 101 & Library Resources
November 10, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocu2hrT4vHtZvSjyDLVpcQMn0sfmR8j0F

Library Accessibility Alliance webinar #4: Overview of E-Resource Assessment Process
December 1, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcumtqDoiHdCMql9Kbsfs_i6HjGx30R9g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.  For past webinars, please see our Archive for recordings and speaker materials.


NEWS: ASERL & BTAA form Library Accessibility Alliance. See the announcement.


NEWS: ASERL launches shared exhibit to recognize 400th anniversary of the arrival of first enslaved persons in English colonies.  News Announcement  | Online Exhibit


ASERL’s 2019 Annual Report is now online.


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