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UW East Asia Library to be renamed the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library

The University of Washington (UW) has announced a $6 million gift from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation to the University’s East Asia Library. In recognition of this gift, the library will be renamed the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library.

“The East Asia Library has a long tradition of innovation and excellence supporting East Asia research and scholarship at the University. We are grateful to the Tateuchi Foundation for helping ensure that the legacy continues. We are pleased to rename the library in honor of the Tateuchis,” said Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for Digital Initiatives and dean of University Libraries.

In 1937, the UW Libraries received its first official funding for collections in East Asian languages in what was then the Oriental Reading Room of Suzzallo Library. Now located in Gowen Hall, the collection has grown to more than 800,000 items consisting of invaluable research materials, many of which are not available in the countries where they originally were produced. The library is among the top East Asian libraries in North America providing a regional, national, and international information base for research and teaching about East Asia.

Its collection is the fourth-most circulated among UW libraries, with services that support students and faculty across all three campuses. In addition to working closely with the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and Jackson School of International Studies, the work of the library extends across all disciplines related to East Asia—from art and architecture to business, public health, and law. More than 60,000 students, international researchers, and community members visit the East Asia Library each year.

MSU Libraries, De Gruyter sign open access agreement

The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries have signed a three-year read-and-publish agreement with the De Gruyter publishing house to provide default open access publishing for all articles by MSU authors in De Gruyter journals. This arrangement means that MSU lead authors publishing in these journals will no longer have to pay the usual De Gruyter article processing charge, which can amount to hundreds of dollars. MSU-authored articles will be visible to all readers, even those without an MSU Net ID, increasing the visibility of MSU research online. The agreement gives MSU Libraries access to a dashboard that allows for easy administration, fast-tracked article approval, and detailed reporting features. It is De Gruyter’s third read-and-publish agreement in the United States (after Iowa State University and Virginia Commonwealth University).

New ACRL Scholarship of Teaching and Learning RoadShow announced

ACRL has selected a team of three curriculum designers/presenters to develop a new RoadShow workshop to support librarians in engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and discovering how their teaching impacts student learning. This workshop will be intended for any librarian who interacts with students and faculty, as well as teaching center staff and faculty interested in collaborating on SoTL projects, and will be available for host institutions worldwide to bring to their campuses beginning in fall 2020.

The curriculum design and presentation team will be made up of authors and presenters of The Grounded Instruction Librarian, including Lauren Hays, assistant professor of instructional technology, University of Central Missouri; Rhonda Huisman, dean of university library, St. Cloud State University; and Melissa Mallon, director of the Peabody Library and director of Teaching & Learning, Vanderbilt University.

Hays, Huisman, and Mallon will plan, develop, and deliver face-to-face learning experiences that help attendees explore how SoTL can fit in their institutional context, examine local teaching practices, and create a strategy for implementing a SoTL culture to foster professional growth. Following the development of the curriculum, the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will issue an open call for additional presenters to join the workshop team. Additional information on ACRL RoadShows is available at www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/roadshows.

GPO digitizes U.S. Government Manual

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has digitized historical editions of the U.S. Government Manual, the government’s official handbook of agency organization for all three branches of government. Years 1935 to 1994 of the manual are now freely accessible and available on govinfo, the one-stop site for authentic, published government information. Listings include the legislative authority, programs, activities, and a brief history of each agency; officials heading the major units of operation; and agency contact information. Recent editions of the manual (1995–present) are already available. The new historic editions complete the digitization of the collection. The manual includes organizational charts for various agencies, boards, commissions, and committees. Readers can discover how and when both large agencies and smaller offices were first established, how they changed, and whether they were assimilated into other agencies in the government or became obsolete. Years 1935 to 2019 of the manual can be accessed at www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/GOVMAN.

CLOCKSS announces new library, publisher supporters

CLOCKSS, the decentralized preservation archive that ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, has announced the support of six additional libraries. CLOCKSS simultaneously announced that seven additional publishers are working with the archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers. New libraries include the Colorado School of Mines, Des Moines University Library, Nazareth College, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Wyoming New publishers include Acta Dermato-Venereologica, American Occupational Therapy Association, GigaScience, Iowa State University Digital Press, ScienceOpen, iScience Notes, and Resilience Alliance.

Represent ALA on IFLA Standing Committees—applications due May 1

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2021 through 2025.

The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election to a number of IFLA standing committees, with the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee acting in an advisory capacity to the Board in recommending approval for appointment.

Complete details on the application process are available in the ACRL website at www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election/ifla. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020. Contact Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee Chair Sarah McDaniel at sarahmcdaniel@csufresno.edu with questions.

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