Background Readings:

Session One: Critiquing Our Institutional Location(s)

Stam, David, “So What’s So Special?” Keynote address to “Building on Strength: Developing an ARL Agenda for Special Collections,” June 2001. (pdf attached)

Session Two: Critiquing Current Assessment Metrics: Circulation and ILL Data

Hazen, Dan, "Researching Library Support for International Studies: Successes to Celebrate, Goal Posts to Move," College & Research Libraries, v. 75 no. 4 (July 2014) pp.418-421. Available at 

Lenkart, Joe, Thomas H. Teper,  Mara Thacker, and Steven W. Witt, "Measuring and Sustaining the Impact of Less Commonly Taught Language Collections in a Research Library," College & Research Libraries (in press). Pre-print available at 

Luzius, Jeff, "A Look at Circulation Statistics," Journal of Access Services, v.2, no.4, pp.15-22 (2005). Available at

Malpas, Constance, " Global Resources: a system-wide view," Presentation at the Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century conference, April 11-13, 2014, Williamsburg, VA. Available at

O’Neill, Edward T. and Julia A. Gammondoi, " Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study," College & Research Libraries, v. 75 no. 6 (November 2014) pp.791-807. Available at

Valladares, Miguel, "Latin American & Iberian Library Collections at LANE Institutions: 1999‐2009." Available at

Session Three: Critiquing Current Staffing Trends and Future Needs

Alonso-Regalado, Jesus and Mary K. Van Ullen, “Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies in U.S. Academic and Research Libraries: A Content Analysis of Position Announcements, 1970-2007” LRTS 53 (3). (pdf attached)

Goldstein, Jan, “Dividing up the World: the AHA Taxonomy Project” (September 2014). Available at

Rader, Mary, “IASC21 2014 Survey Executive Summary” (pdf attached)

Robbins, Louise, “Subject Specialists for Academic and Research Libraries: Research, Recruitment and Education,” (2010).  Available at

Winger, H. W. (1965). Education for Area-Studies Librarianship. The Library Quarterly, 35(4), 361–372. (pdf attached)

Witt, Steve, “A question of relevance: ‘What is an Area Studies Librarian?’” (October 2014) (pdf attached)