Hall Center For The Humanities


Bernie Reilly
President, Center for Research Libraries

Supporting Scholarship: The Center for Research Libraries
Special Events

Tue., Jan. 31, 2006, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall
Bernard Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries, will present information on the CRL collections, services and future directions. KU faculty and graduate students will have the opportunity to discuss their research interests with Reilly and to discover how CRL can facilitate and support research in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

The Center for Research Libraries holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as some of the earliest African-American newspapers, the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force, and 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates). Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the CRL has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. These holdings are available for use by students, scholars and other researchers affiliated with CRL member institutions. Learn more at www.crl.edu.

The University of Kansas is a founding member of CRL, which began as the Midwest Inter-Library Center. In 1951, it opened as a storage facility for little-used library materials and a center for cooperative acquisitions and cataloging. CRL grew to national scope during the 1960s and 1970s and today boasts over 200 participating library members. Each year, members are asked to cast ballots for the purchase of special and international collections. David Shulenberger, KU's provost, is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of CRL.

This event is co-sponsored by KU Libraries.

A buffet lunch will be provided for participants who RSVP by January 27 to Jeanie Wulfkuhle at jeaniew@ku.edu.

For more information about the presentation, please contact Lea Currie, Coordinator of Humanities Council (lcurrie@ku.edu).
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