CRL Welcomes Five New Members for FY 2019

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Virginia Kerr -

CRL welcomes five new members as of July 1.  Ball State University, Concordia University, SUNY Geneseo, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation are now CRL voting members.

During FY 2018 three institutions, The Illinois Institute of Technology, Lafayette College, and Wofford College, joined as voting members, and the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) became a CRL global member. CRL’s total membership currently stands at 211, which includes four global affiliates.

CRL is the world’s largest and most enduring cooperative collection development community. Member libraries pool resources and expertise to identify, preserve, acquire, and share critical evidence and documentation for original research and evidence-based teaching. The recent additions to CRL membership reflect the importance of primary source materials at academic institutions where expectations for faculty and honors-level student research are high.

For more information, visit Becoming a Member.

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