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Discussion ACRL Election 2015 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Colleagues – we were grateful for the opportunity to engage so many of you during face-to-face and virtual meetings of sections, chapters, and other ACRL communities of practice during the ALA Midwinter season.  An important message that we left with every group was that your voice counts. The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and will remain open until May 1st – we encourage you all to vote and to make sure your voice is heard.

Colleagues – we were grateful for the opportunity to engage so many of you during face-to-face and virtual meetings of sections, chapters, and other ACRL communities of practice during the ALA Midwinter season.  An important message that we left with every group was that your voice counts. The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and will remain open until May 1st – we encourage you all to vote and to make sure your voice is heard. ACRL is the higher education association for librarians, and we have heard from you that ACRL must continue to provide you with the resources you need to make a difference for higher education on your campuses and in your communities. This is a commitment that we both pledge to honor, and we both look forward to the opportunity to serve you and the Association as the next ACRL Vice President/President-Elect. But, of course, there can be only one winner of any election, and that decision is up to you.

Both of us have committed ourselves to ACRL service throughout our careers, and appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve in the coming years. We look forward to seeing many of you at the ACRL National Conference in Portland and the opportunity to continue to hear from you what issues you believe are most important for ACRL leadership to consider. Whether you cast your vote in March, April, or May, though, we thank you for your vote and for your engagement as member-leaders in the selection of the next ACRL Vice President/President-Elect.

Sincerely,

Scott Walter
University Librarian, DePaul University
2015 ACRL Vice President/President-Elect Candidate

Irene M. H. Herold
University Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2015 ACRL Vice President/President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information

The ALA/ACRL election opens today, with members receiving an email announcement between March 24–27 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433, or customerservice@ala.org.

The 2015 ALA/ACRL election will close May 1 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.

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Event Board of Directors Meeting II

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting II in San Francisco, CA, on June 29, 2015. Documents will be placed in the ACRL Board of Directors’ documents folder in ALA Connect. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions.

Event Board of Directors Meeting I

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting I in San Francisco, CA, on June 27, 2015. Documents will be placed in the ACRL Board of Directors’ documents folder in ALA Connect. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions.

Event Documents Due for Board Consideration – Annual Conference 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 09:51 am

The ACRL Board of Directors will meet in San Francisco, CA, during ALA Annual Conference, June 25– 30, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 5, 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 Board of Directors will meet in San Francisco, CA, during ALA Annual Conference, June 25– 30, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 5, 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 (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.
  3. 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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Event Board of Directors Spring Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 09:42 am

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold a virtual meeting on April 17, 2015, noon–4:00 p.m. Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder in the Board's ALA Connect space. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions.

 

Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 09:12 am

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually in Adobe Connect on April 17, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Monday, March 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 ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually in Adobe Connect on April 17, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Monday, March 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 a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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Discussion Volunteer for ACRL committees by February 15!

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 01:08 pm

Dear ACRL Members,

This message serves as a friendly reminder that the deadline for volunteering for 2015-2016 ACRL division and section committee appointments is February 15.

To volunteer for a division-level or section-level committee, please complete the online form located at http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer no later than the February 15 deadline.

Dear ACRL Members,

This message serves as a friendly reminder that the deadline for volunteering for 2015-2016 ACRL division and section committee appointments is February 15.

To volunteer for a division-level or section-level committee, please complete the online form located at http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer no later than the February 15 deadline.

Please note: ACRL Vice President Ann Campion Riley and the ACRL Appointments Committee oversee divisional committee appointments and section vice-chairs are in charge of section appointments.

Please contact me at mgriffin@ala.org if you have any questions.

Warm regards,
Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Officer

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Discussion Thursday, January 15th is the deadline for Library Instruction Round Table Award Nominations

by Sherri Brown on Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 07:21 am

Final reminder:

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is currently accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

Final reminder:

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is currently accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

 The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.

The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.

Recipients will be honored at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards

 

Thank you and good luck!

Best,
Sherri

 

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Event Please join us online for the Midwinter meeting of the ACRL Membership Committee

by Kathy Irwin on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 01:33 pm

All ACRL members are invited to attend the Midwinter meeting of the ACRL Membership Committee on Friday, January 23 from Noon-1:00 p.m. EST.

The agenda includes:

All ACRL members are invited to attend the Midwinter meeting of the ACRL Membership Committee on Friday, January 23 from Noon-1:00 p.m. EST.

The agenda includes:

  • ACRL updates on the 2015 ACRL membership survey and focus groups at ACRL 2015 conference
  • Information and discussion about a new member engagement pilot and the buddy program for ALA Annual conference
  • Announcements about upcoming events

To join the meeting, go to: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1wgok14xs9/

Please note that the committee will not meet in person at the Midwinter conference in Chicago.

All the best,

Kathy Irwin

Chair, ACRL Membership Committee

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Discussion CFP: Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives

by Eric Novotny on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 01:04 pm

I am pleased to distribute the call for papers for the 2015 LHRT Research forum
in San Francisco. The theme of the 2015 Research Forum will be Libraries and
ontiers. I invite you to submit your work relating to this broad theme, which
includes cultural as well as geographical frontiers. Details below. Please
share broadly with colleagues interested in library history.

Cheers,
Eric Novotny

I am pleased to distribute the call for papers for the 2015 LHRT Research forum
in San Francisco. The theme of the 2015 Research Forum will be Libraries and
ontiers. I invite you to submit your work relating to this broad theme, which
includes cultural as well as geographical frontiers. Details below. Please
share broadly with colleagues interested in library history.

Cheers,
Eric Novotny

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association
(ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San
ancisco, June 25-30, 2015.

"Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives"
Library History Round Table Research Forum, June 2015

The theme of the Forum will be the history of libraries and different kinds of
ontiers – geographical as well as figurative.

Subjects may include -- but are not limited to -- historical studies of:
• Geographical Frontiers - libraries situated at (or beyond)
national/regional boundaries; libraries expanding into new territories. 
• Intellectual and cultural Frontiers – libraries advancing and responding
to new ideas and shifting paradigms.
• Technological Frontiers – libraries at the forefront of innovation.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including
students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals addressing academic libraries
are encouraged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Association of
College and Research Libraries (ACRL), but submissions exploring all library
types are welcome.

Proposals are due on Jan. 16, 2015. Each proposal must include the paper title,
an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please
indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that
the abstract include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of
significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and
conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

om the submissions received, the LHRT Research Committee will select several
authors to present their completed work at the Forum. So that the Forum's
facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due
June 19, 2015. Presentations will likely be recorded and made available to paid
conference attendees. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 27,
2015. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration
options, see ALA's events and conferences page at: http://www.ala.org/.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: January 16, 2015 
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 19, 2015

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
Eric Novotny
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair Penn State University Libraries
W321 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-1014
E-mail: ecn1@psu.edu

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