Webinar: Making the Most of CRL Collections

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Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 
2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
CRL
Contact: 
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

This CRL quarterly webinar will serve as an excellent staff orientation tool (or a refresher) on how to best utilize CRL collections to enhance your library's services. Registrants are encouraged to tune in to any or all of these three segments:

2:00-2:30 p.m. CT   CRL Collections Overview
A review of CRL's collection strengths including newspapers, dissertations, and government documents and archives from various world regions in all formats (print, microform, and eResources). Notes on how Global Resources partnerships are enlarging the scope of CRL collections accessible to scholars at member libraries.

2:30-3:00 p.m. CT   Discovering and Accessing CRL Collections
Tips on enabling local discovery of CRL holdings, and best ways to access CRL collections through loans, document delivery, demand digitization, and demand purchase.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CT   Leveraging CRL Services
How to take advantage of cooperative collection development programs, digitization to support classes, and reference consultations. Recommendations for featuring descriptions of CRL resources in local websites, and using other promotional materials offered by CRL.

CRL quarterly webinars are open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing CRL webinars can be found under Membership.

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Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed Arab-language publications from several diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These resources continue to affirm MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.