21 September 2022. Vassar College Libraries has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) as a Partner.
The libraries at Vassar serve as a central hub for the intellectual life of the campus. With over 1,000,000 volumes and vast online offerings, the libraries fuse rich collections with expert help, inspiring spaces, and facilities that support a wide range of activities, from quiet study to small group projects and collaborative work.
"On behalf of the Vassar College Libraries, I am thrilled to rejoin the Research Library Partnership," says Andrew Ashton, Director of the Libraries, Vassar College. "Over the past few years, we have been reminded of the importance of robust partnerships among academic and research libraries of all types. I am confident that Vassar's participation in the Research Library Partnership will strengthen our ability to meet the needs of our users and will provide critical connections to colleagues throughout the member institutions."
The OCLC Research Library Partnership 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 COVID-19 and to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The RLP currently comprises 124 Partner institutions around the world.