Howard University Joins the Washington Research Library Consortium

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in the nation’s capital, has joined the Washington Research Library Consortium. The consortium is a partnership of major university libraries in the Washington, D.C. area which allows students from all participating universities to share library collections and information technology.

Students at Howard can now access circulating book collections and other resource materials from the libraries of any other consortium members. An online catalogue allows Howard students to research the collections at other universities. A courier service delivers books and other materials from one library to another so students generally get their materials within one or two days.

Arthuree M. Wright, interim director of university libraries at Howard stated, “In this increasingly global, interconnected world, no library is an island unto itself. Our students and faculty will benefit from using discovery tools that will unearth pertinent shared resources which will, in turn, promote conversations and facilitate collaborative knowledge creation.” Dr. Wright holds a master of library science degree from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Other universities in the consortium are American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Marymount University, and the University of the District of Columbia.

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