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Beginning in September 2023, Northwestern Libraries will shift support for Open Access publishing to institutional-level initiatives.
After a year in an interim leadership role, Rachel Cole has been appointed the head of the Transportation Library at Northwestern University Libraries.
A new agreement between the Big Ten and Wiley means that corresponding authors from Northwestern and other BTAA campuses will be able to publish their articles as open access in any journal under the Wiley umbrella at no charge, which includes Wiley hybrid and gold journals. Authors will retain their rights to their work under a Creative Commons license and their research will be immediately open and available to the public.
Dean Xuemao Wang begins his role at Northwestern with a listening tour and a new outlook for the Libraries' mission.
Xuemao Wang, University of Cincinnati dean of libraries, university librarian and vice provost of digital scholarship, has been appointed Northwestern University’s Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, effective Sept. 1, 2022.
Victoria O. Akinde joined the Libraries in June in the new role of Director of Organizational Development and Diversity. As head of ODD, Akinde serves as the leader for the human resources office, with the added responsibility of coordinating all equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Libraries. She represents the Libraries in committees across campus, in the community, in consortia and with professional organizations.
If you are an undergraduate new to campus, the Libraries can offer you in-person services to bolster virtual services beginning today, January 19.
Northwestern University Libraries, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Qatar Library, and the Styberg Library are adding an extra layer of security for all electronic resources, including journals and databases. Beginning July 1, users accessing electronic resources will sign-on as usual using Online Passport and then be prompted to use Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).
We are updating the way you access your Northwestern Libraries account.
As of March 1, Northwestern Libraries is dropping book recall. In the place of recall, the Libraries are adopting a more practical alternative: interlibrary loan.