CRL welcomes new members and branch campuses added since the July 1 start of the fiscal year. The Illinois Institute of Technology joined as a voting member, while the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) joined as a global member. Other CRL institutions requested extension of member benefits to sizeable branch campus entities: the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, added Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Purdue University added Purdue Northwest.
In FY17 CRL added four new voting member institutions: the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Beloit College, Brandeis University, and the University of North Texas. CRL’s total membership currently stands at 213, including five global members and two 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.