SP1.1: Develop a Plan for Attaining Membership in the Association of Research Libraries
This project aims to develop a plan to attain membership in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). We have collected data on our libraries and ARL libraries that allow us evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our potential candidacy and are in the process of purchasing a database that will allow us to refine our analysis. We are also planning an informal visit by the executive director of ARL to assess our position relative to ARL membership criteria.
Goals advanced under this project are:
- Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
- Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Faculty Citations
- Graduate Time to Degree
- External Faculty Awards and Appointments of Distinction
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- Collected Binghamton University library data on collections and staffing expenditures for a five-year period.
- Discussed ARL membership criteria and process with the Binghamton University Dean of Libraries John M. Meador, Jr. and Elliott Shore, Executive Director of ARL, at the 11th Columbia Library Symposium, March 21st, 2014. He directed us to Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director of ARL.
- Began conversation with ARL staff (Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communications) regarding consideration for membership on July 3rd, 2014.
- She informed us ARL is currently revising their criteria for membership. Once these revisions are complete the Libraries may be able to continue the initiated discussion on ARL membership.
- Determined preliminary timelines for an informal site visit, keeping in mind delays may occur at any point in the process
Last Updated: 9/11/14