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News Briefs for January 2016

The American Psychological Association (APA) created the APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards, which will cover the cost of a professional meeting for selected early and midcareer librarians.

The Association of American University Presses expanded its offices to include a new location in Washington, DC. It previously resided only in New York City.

The Association of Research Libraries has selected 28 individuals for the 2016–17 Leadership Fellows program, which facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation have published a new collaborative research report, Museums, Libraries, and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experience, which examines the ways in which museums and libraries are helping to fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offers best practices for other institutions to follow.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a European publisher of digital and print resources, has signed a multiyear agreement with the Egyptian government to join the Egyptian Knowledge Bank project, which will give citizens access to research through IET.

Little Free Library, Hudson, WI, was issued a commendation by the Library of Congress (LC) and will be featured in LC’s Best Practices in Literacy 2015.

Six libraries were chosen as pilot sites for a project to increase public exposure to science: Auburn Public Library, ME; Bellingham Public Library, MA; Jesup Memorial Library, ME; M.N. Spear Memorial Library, Shutesbury, MA; Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA; and Portland Public Library, ME.

The University of Illinois, Chicago, and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance have partnered to launch “El Archivo,” a digital archive documenting the Puerto Rican experience in the Midwest. The school’s Daley Library will oversee the archival processing.

This article was published in Library Journal's January 1, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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