A Brigham Young University librarian has been named the director for the Latin American Cooperative Acquisitions Project of the Association of Research Libraries in Washington, D.C.
As director, Mark L. Grover will help develop a prototype of a comprehensive and fully interconnected program of cooperative acquisition between the major research libraries in the United States.During his one-year appointment, Grover will concentrate primarily on Mexico and Argentina. If the project is successful, it will be expanded to the rest of Latin America as well as to other areas of the world.
The final result of the project will be greater scholarly access to Latin American research materials combined with significant savings for libraries.
This project is one of three presently funded by ARL focusing on foreign language acquisitions. Additional funding for the project will come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and 24 major United States research libraries.
During this year, Grover will serve as a fellow of BYU's Kennedy Center. Since 1980, he has also served as Latin American Studies Bibliographer at BYU's Harold B. Lee Library, and from 1988-1993 was chairman of the Latin American Studies program at the Kennedy Center.