Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Advocacy and Public Policy Committee for two years. Her term began Oct. 6 and will end in October 2023.

This committee plays important strategic roles in accomplishing the Association’s objectives, which include:

ARL is the collective voice for research libraries and archives on public policy in the U.S. and internationally. It is a thoughtful and leading voice on policy and legal issues that advance sustainable, equitable, and barrier-free access to information and culture while protecting core values of privacy and freedom of expression.

ARL partners with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) on Canadian public policy issues, and works in coalition with the International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) on global policy development.

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