Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and World Bank Group Publications Join NFAIS

July 15, 2015, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global, nonprofit membership organization serving the information community, announces Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and World Bank Group Publications have joined NFAIS as new members.

“We’re delighted to welcome Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries and World Bank Group Publications as members of NFAIS,” said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “These institutions play vital global roles in support of their missions while making significant contributions to information services. NFAIS’s unique dynamic has long been the diversity of its membership. The addition of CMU Libraries and World Bank Publications Group to NFAIS greatly adds to this diversity.”

The CMU Libraries are comprised of the Roy A. Hunt Library, containing more than 600,000 volumes; the Roger Sorrells Engineering & Science Library; the Mellon Institute Library, which serves the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences; and the Posner Center, which features collections of rare and historic books and art.

The CMU Libraries system also includes the Qatar Library, serving the CMU Qatar campus, and the CMU Software and Engineering Institute’s Digital Library. Keith G. Webster is the Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University.

The World Bank Group Publications, which publishes and disseminates a large selection of research and knowledge products, produces authoritative reports such as the World Development Report and Doing Business that feature research from some of the top development economists and practitioners.

In support of the World Bank Group Publications’ mission, its publications cover a broad range of economic and social issues, including development policy, finance, health, education, environment, trade, poverty, climate change and globalization. In addition to print resources, World Bank Group online resources offer access to the most reliable research on economic and social development to millions of users around the world.

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.