ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Division
DLS Virtual Research Committee Meeting
Wednesday April 30th, 2014
1:00-2:00 P.M. Central Time
- Volunteer to take minutes
- Brief report from ALA Mid-Winter on the Research Committee
- Discussion about the charges of the “Research Committee”, and exchange ideas
- Meeting at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas
Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi Farzaneh@utpa.edu (Chair)
Travis Dolence email@example.com
Mrs. Annelise L. Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org
Li Fu email@example.com
Dr. Kristin Brand Heathcock firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Julie A. Poole email@example.com
Dr. Kristen Radsliff Rebmann firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael F. Strahan email@example.com
Melanie Thomas Mthomas@library.msstate.edu
Megan Griffin. firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote and facilitate research and publication in the area of distance learning library services by identifying areas where research is needed; facilitate communication about research activities; encourage research activities through participation in library and distance education forums; and explore cooperative arrangements and projects within ALA and its divisions.
ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
There will be a virtual meeting at 12:00 p.m. CST on April 24, 2014, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2015 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines and planning tips. Please note that the Annual Conference program planning process spans fourteen months, lasting until June 2015.
RSVP online to attend the April 24 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified. Login instructions will also be posted on the main ACRL page in ALA Connect.
2015 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due September 1, 2014. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014.
More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at email@example.com or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.
The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL President-Elect, we join together in encouraging you to vote. The future of the association is in your hands, and we encourage you to make your voice heard. We believe deeply in the association and all that it has given to us in our careers. We have enjoyed the opportunities to work with and learn from the talented members who make up ACRL. We believe that ACRL has moved significantly to improve the standing of academic libraries within the higher education community, and this is something that we would like to see continued. The value of academic libraries is something we will continue to work upon in the future, and we believe that this is a necessary function for ACRL and its members to maintain.
We have always believed in the importance of service – as Vice President we would see our role as serving you, the members. We would like to hear from you on your thoughts about the future of the association and what you would like to see happen.
Thank you for participating in the elections and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the coming years.
Ann Campion Riley
Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services
University of Missouri
2014 ACRL President-Elect Candidate
Collection Development Librarian
Auburn University at Montgomery
2014 ACRL President-Elect Candidate
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 19, with members receiving an email announcement between March 19 – 21 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or email@example.com.
The 2014 ALA/ACRL election will close April 26 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election for more election information.
Dear ACRL Members,
ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA standing committees for the 2015– 2019 term. There is currently one vacancy each in the following IFLA standing committees:
- Academic and Research Libraries
- Art Libraries
- Information Literacy
- Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Science and Technology Libraries
- Social Science Libraries
To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to the appropriate section contact no later than May 7, 2014.
- Completed "Request to be Nominated to IFLA" application form:
- A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
- Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements
ACRL sections review the IFLA representative applications and make recommendations to the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC). The LRNC will review applications at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2014 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2014.
IFLA Standing Committee
ACRL Section bringing forward nominations
Section leader to whom application materials should be submitted by May 7, 2014
Academic and Research Libraries
CJCLS, CLS, ULS
CJCLS: Jose Aguinaga
CLS: Sally Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
ULS: Beth Filar-Williams
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Science and Technology Libraries
Social Science Libraries
ANSS and EBSS
ANSS: Pauline Manaka
EBSS: Scott Collard
Please review the detailed guidelines located at:
Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at:
Summary of the highlights:
Members are nominated and officially endorsed for a four-year term to every IFLA section standing committee at each IFLA election. The new appointments will be for the 2015 – 2019 term. Individuals can only serve on one IFLA committee at a time, and a maximum of two consecutive terms. Any ALA/ACRL member may be suggested for nomination to one of the six IFLA standing committees above. Individual applications for nomination are also acceptable. Current incumbents who are eligible for a second term may apply for continuation.
Nominees should be experts in the field covered by the section and have a working knowledge of at least one working language of IFLA (English is an IFLA working language), and should have reasonable expectation of attending meetings of the standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ACRL
ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:
- Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
- Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.
Please contact the appropriate section leader (above) or Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee chair Mary Carr, Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.
The 2014 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Campion Riley is associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, and Best is collection development librarian at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Access to the forum will be available approximately 15 minutes before the start time through Adobe Connect.
More information on the 2014 ACRL election, including links to candidate statements from C&RL News and a full slate of candidates for ACRL section offices, is available on the ACRL website.
Voting in the 2014 ALA/ ACRL election begins on Wednesday, March 19. We strongly encourage you to help shape the future of your associations by casting a ballot for the candidates of your choice!
We are pleased to share with you the Preliminary Programme (see attached) for the CAPAL inaugural conference Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship to be held at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences on May 25-26, 2014 at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
Please be reminded that the deadline for early registration is March 31. Registration for the conference is open and available at the link below:
A large number of rooms have been blocked in local hotels at the special Congress rate. There are also residence rooms available on campus. Information about accommodation is available here:
We are looking forward to an excellent conference and exploring the shifting landscapes of academic librarianship with you.
Leona Jacobs, on behalf of the Programme Planning Committee (Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dean Giustini, Dave Hudson, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens)