Overview The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) seeks an innovative, collaborative, experienced individual with high initiative to serve as Strategic Communications Director. The ideal candidate will have experience with higher education and library […]
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
PALNI Statement on Supported Institution Financial Challenges
The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is closely following the challenges facing private higher education in Indiana. Projected enrollment declines for regional schools in the Midwest in the next ten years and the economic and educational disruptions of COVID-19 have had and will continue to have a significant impact on PALNI’s supported institutions and their libraries. PALNI’s board of directors, composed of all of the 23 library deans and directors from the supported organizations, convened a Future Framing Task Force in 2019 to address the expected demographic challenges in higher education. The board has escalated this work in the wake of news about COVID-19 impacts as we seek to manage increased need for online support while reducing costs.
PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning
Supported by a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, PALSave supports student success and retention by fostering the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). It provides collaborative resources and a framework for OER awareness, education, and engagement. In addition, it funds and supports faculty adoptions of affordable learning materials to enhance the teaching and learning missions of private higher education in Indiana.
As part of PALSave, the JSTOR Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) program provides another zero-cost option in addition to open textbooks. Once purchased, the ebooks are available for unlimited concurrent use and are permanently owned by the institution.
Introduction to PALNI
PALNI is a non-profit organization made up of 23 private, academic libraries. In PALNI, this library-to-library collaboration enhances faculty teaching and student learning for academic success. Through the “Power of PALNI,” each school benefits from reducing the duplication of efforts and achieving more in quality, value, and support. To learn about our consortia, check out some of the pages listed below.
From the Atla Digital Library: We are pleased to welcome the PALNI Last Copies project as the newest addition to the Atla Digital Library! The project, officially known as Collaboratively Preserving Rare Scholarship in Religiously […]
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $248,050 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) in partnership with The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI) for Hyku for […]