The OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) is excited to welcome the Colorado State University Libraries as a Partner.
The Colorado State University Libraries (CSU Libraries) is the library system for Colorado's land-grant university, serving as the intellectual and interdisciplinary nexus for a community of 33,000 students and 7,500 employees. The Libraries partners with people on their journey to academic success, community engagement, and excellence in research, creative artistry, and scholarship.
The CSU Libraries' strategic plan pushes equity to the forefront of library services, resources, and expertise to advance Colorado State University's vision for a sustainable, thriving planet and flourishing communities.
"Through this partnership with the OCLC RLP, we can ensure the CSU Libraries is on the edge of emerging research practices and technologies," said Karen Estlund, Dean of Colorado State University Libraries. "Collaboration and knowledge sharing among libraries is crucial to increasing the impact we have on all of our students, researchers, and scholars."
The OCLC RLP supports focused programming and research in four areas crucial to research libraries:
- Research support
- Unique and distinctive collections
- Resource sharing
- Next generation metadata
Across these four areas, the RLP seeks to support libraries through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The RLP currently comprises 124 Partner institutions around the world.