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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:26 pm

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 7, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by March 18, 2016.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.   
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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Discussion Interested in copyright?

by Faithe Ruiz on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Hello. If you are interested in copyright,  please consider joining RUSA's pilot Copyright Interest Group (IG). The focus of this IG is on providing a forum to exchange ideas relating to copyright law and reference services, to strengthen communication and cooperation on issues relating to copyright, and to provide opportunities for growth and improved reference services. The group is open to all, not just RUSA members. Please share and contribute to the conversation! http://connect.ala.org/node/248621

Discussion Rise of the Mega Journal: Publisher Panel at ALA Midwinter 2016

by Elizabeth Wallace on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:15 am

The Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group of the ACRL Science & Technology Section invites you to join us at ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston for:

The Rise of the Mega Journal: Is bigger better? 

The mega journal: open access, peer-reviewed, and typically defined by a very large number of papers published compared to other scholarly journals. In recent years a number of commercial publishers, scholarly and professional societies, and university presses have branched out into this relatively new form of scholarly communication. 

The Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group of the ACRL Science & Technology Section invites you to join us at ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston for:

The Rise of the Mega Journal: Is bigger better? 

The mega journal: open access, peer-reviewed, and typically defined by a very large number of papers published compared to other scholarly journals. In recent years a number of commercial publishers, scholarly and professional societies, and university presses have branched out into this relatively new form of scholarly communication. 

Please join us for a timely discussion on the origin of the mega journal, and where it fits within the larger publishing landscape. Participating on our panel: 

Dr. Nandita Quaderi 
Publishing Director, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group 

Dr. Deborah Sweet 
Editor and Publishing Director, Cell Press 

Dr. Jason Wilde 
Chief Publishing Officer, American Institute of Physics 

Moderator: Scott Warren 
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at Syracuse University Libraries

Sunday February 1st, 8:30am – 10:00am, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156C
(Add to Midwinter Schedule)

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2016-2017 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2016-2017 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2016, for appointments that begin July 1, 2016.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division or section committees

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.   If you’d like to become more engaged, I invite you to volunteer to serve on a 2016-2017 division or section committee.

When elected I expressed my desire to lead with “Aloha Spirit.”  This has a very specific and special meaning in Hawai′i such as, “the coordination of mind and heart within each person,” and “Aloha” is the “essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.”   Being important to each other for our collective existence is what volunteering for ACRL is all about.  As a member engaged organization, we depend upon you for leadership and the collective wisdom of your mind and heart.  I invite you to join with me in contributing to ACRL by volunteering your service.

Mahalo,

Irene M.H. Herold
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2016.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2016. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments

ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL Web site (www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the Appointments Committee chair Erin L. Ellis Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas, eellis@ku.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards

ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form. Contact information is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/editorialboards/ebs.

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Discussion Call for Nominations: Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

by Mary Oberlies on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 4th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.   

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 4th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.   

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
  • History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
  • Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
  • ​Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.

Nominations should be submitted with the name and contact information of the nominee as well as a short narrative supporting the nomination. The narrative must speak to the impact of the nominee’s work on librarianship in law/political science through the areas of distinction. The committee will contact the nominee’s supervisor for more detailed information and a CV, which will be considered along with the nominator’s narrative. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq

 

Mary Oberlies

Chair, Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Committee​

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Discussion ACRL Program Proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:50 am

Dear ACRL Members,

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando are due September 1, 2015.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2016 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2015.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

Dear ACRL Members,

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando are due September 1, 2015.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2016 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2015.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Midwinter 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 03:16 pm

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on January 8–12, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff  and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 03:09 pm

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

 

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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 03:59 pm

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  • Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison (apayne@ala.org), with copy to your staff liaison, and your Board liaison by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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