Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR)

The ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), formerly the Bibliography and Documentation Committee, consisting of scholars and librarians in the fields of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies, works throughout the year on a wide range of topics and initiatives that include, but are not limited to: collection development, vendor issues, the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) online database, copyright and licensing, digital initiatives, and microfilming projects. These tasks are carried out by CLIR subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Collection Development, the Subcommittee on Copyright Issues, the Subcommittee on Digital Projects; and the Slavic & East European Microfilm Project (SEEMP), a hybrid CLIR subcommittee based at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).  In addition, the committee manages the Distinguished Service Award  established in 2010 that recognizes ASEEES member librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies librarianship have been especially noteworthy or influential. 

The committee meets annually at the ASEEES National Convention to discuss the progress and outcome of the year's efforts.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please send an email to Janice Pilch, the committee's Chair, or to any other committee member. For questions about, or any suggested changes to the website, contact Jon Giullian.