Four new members have joined CRL since the start of the new fiscal year on July 1: Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA), Smith College (Northhampton, MA), St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), and Trinity University (San Antonio, TX). These additions bring the number of CRL member institutions overall to an all-time high of 275.
CRL welcomes these new institutions to the world’s largest and most enduring collection development community. CRL libraries pool resources and expertise to identify, preserve, acquire, and share critical evidence and documentation for original research and evidence-based teaching. The recent growth of CRL membership among four-year liberal arts colleges reflects the importance of primary source materials at academic institutions where expectations for faculty and honors-level student research are high.
At a time when resources for local collection development are scarce, academic libraries of all types and sizes view participation in CRL as a prudent investment. For this reason the CRL member population has continued to grow, even amidst the recent economic downturn. For more information, visit Becoming a Member.