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May 8, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

ASERL Community Call: Shared Print Priorities

We need your input! We welcome all interested ASERL members to join a community call discussion on May 8, 2024 regarding the state and future of shared print retention programming within ASERL as a consortium. As libraries increasingly turn staff and funding resources toward electronic licenses, data services, and less collections-oriented uses of library space, […]

Oct 30, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Update for ASERL Members: Skilltype for Expertise Sharing

    Join ASERL members and guests for an overview and refresher of the library talent management platform, Skilltype. Founder and CEO Tony Zanders will perform a live demonstration of the software that’s now in use by more than 150 libraries and several consortia today. Key use cases for research libraries and their consortia to […]

Aug 28, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Colonial Archives in the Classroom: Student and Instructor Perspectives

Where does research end and creative imagination begin? How might teaching archival literacies to students also involve understanding poetry and storytelling? And how might empowering students to produce original work from the archives allow historians, curators and publishers to re-imagine the voices present and absent in the archives – the primary evidence we have of […]

Aug 10, 2023 - 9:00 am ET/8:00 am CT

Risky Business: The Politics, Pitfalls, and Possibilities of Curatorial Practice in Special Collections

Emory University -- Woodruff & Rose Libraries 540 Asbury Circle, 3rd floor, Atlanta, GA, United States

How do you manage the expectations of donors, administrators, and the public about collecting and facilitating access to materials with complex creators, content, or histories? Risky Business: The Politics, Pitfalls, and Possibilities of Curatorial Practice in Special Collections will convene important conversations among Special Collections librarians, archivists, and others who work with these challenges on […]


Jun 12, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

ASERL Community Convo: Read & Publish and Transformative Agreements at Your Institution — What’s working and what’s not?

Co-Sponsored by ASERL's Collection Strategies Interest Group and Scholarly Communications Interest Groups   ASERL's Collections Strategies and Scholarly Communications Interest Groups are sponsoring a discussion among ASERL members about transformative agreements at our respective institutions. We are looking to serve as a participatory forum to share experiences -- both positive and negative -- of these […]

Mar 31, 2023 - 11:00 am ET/10:00 am CT

Open Access Monograph Support at ASERL Institutions

A panel will discuss their support of and perspectives on open access monographs, and how these fit within greater collection policies and the overall scholarly communication ecosystem. Speakers: Haley Walton, Librarian for Open Scholarship and Education, Duke University Kathleen DeLauenti, Director, Arthur Friedheim Music Library, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University Chris Palazzolo, Head of Collections, […]

Feb 16, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Collaborative Community Voices: The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive

Sign up to hear about a recently launched archive documenting the black experience at the University of Pittsburgh through the years. Users contribute the content: photos, memories, and soon, audio and video. The project, “The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive”, is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Office of […]

Feb 15, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Overview of Gale’s Offer to ASERL Libraries — Spring 2023

Please join us to review Gale’s end-of-year offer available ONLY for ASERL member institutions! During this session we will be discussing Gale Primary Sources, Digital Scholar Lab, Case Studies, and eBooks. We’ll be giving an overview on how to take advantage of some incredible discounts topping off at a potential 55% off, good thru June […]

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Textually Speaking: Narratives of 20th Century Racial Struggle, Resistance, and Resilience Through Primary Sources

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, using a unique publishing model where funding and source material are pooled together from libraries and archives. In this webinar, Reveal Digital staff will introduce the ASERL community to two significant digital resources in development, Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents […]

Nov 9, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

ASERL Collection Strategy Interest Group Town Hall Meeting

After much discussion, ASERL has merged two existing Interest Groups -- the Big Deal Community of Practice and the Collection Assessment Interest Group -- into a new, combined Interest Group focusing on Collection Strategy.  Please join us for this Town Hall meeting on November 9 to share your thoughts on desired goals and activities for […]