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Instructional Technology Summit: About PALNI



The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is a 501(c)(3) owned by the twenty-three supported private academic institutions. The founding concept of PALNI is to collaborate to enhance teaching and learning through optimizing library resources and services.  The academic landscape is growing more difficult with escalating financial pressures yet colleges and universities must provide excellent services and resources.  The PALNI solution is to collaborate not only with other private academic institutions in Indiana, but also to partner with other groups and consortia to reduce costs and compete academically through innovative services.

As the internet and information services landscape has changed, so have PALNI systems and services at the strategic direction of all twenty-three library deans and directors who sit on the PALNI board. PALNI has expanded beyond providing a resource management system to sharing expertise in many areas including strategic planning, reference, information fluency, outreach, data management and configuration, and has identified greater collaboration in acquisitions as a key goal.

PALNI Institutions

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Ancilla College

Anderson University

Butler University

Christian Theological Seminary

Concordia Theological Seminary

DePauw University

Earlham College

Franklin College

Goshen College

Grace College

Manchester University

Marian University

Oakland City University

St. Joseph's College

Saint Meinrad's

Taylor University

Trine University

University of Indianapolis

University of St. Francis

Wabash College