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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ASERL Member Spotlight

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Five Questions with Twanna Hodge

Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida (recently departed to continue her studies at University of Maryland) Five Questions:   1)  Tell us about your work

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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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Hot Topics & News

snippet of ASERL 2022 Annual Report
After another busy, challenging, and productive year, ASERL is pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report.  This report is a quick summary of innumerable interactions that we enjoyed with a […]
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ASERL will rekindle its partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History to expand its collection of oral history interviews with leaders who played key […]
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Starting in June 2022, the Copyright Claims Board allows copyright owners to seek damage for copyright violations of up to $30,000 USD.  This was designed to be a simpler, more […]
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COMING SOON!  The ASERL BIPOC Professional Development/Networking Forum will provide both virtual and in-person opportunities for employees to meet, connect and dialogue together.  The monthly virtual meetings are voluntary and […]
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Spotlight on
Special Collections

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Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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.