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Discussion ACRL Election 2017 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:32 am

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.   

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.   

We believe in the importance of service, and see our role of Vice President/President-Elect as serving you, the members.  The conversations we have had with you at ALA Midwinter, the online forum, and informally have been invaluable. We look forward to seeing many of you at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore and continuing conversations about your hopes and desires for the future of ACRL. 

Thank you for voting and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the coming years.

Sincerely,


José Aguiñaga
Archives Coordinator, Glendale Community College
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Lauren Pressley
Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library
Associate Dean, University of Washington Libraries
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 13, with members receiving an email announcement between March 13-15 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or customerservice@ala.org.

The 2017 ALA/ACRL election will close April 5 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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Discussion CUS Webinar Wednesdays: Call for Proposals

by Kelly McCallister on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 02:59 pm

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals for Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization.

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals for Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups from all over the country to submit a proposal. Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes. 

 
Check out past sessions here: http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university
 
Interested in presenting? Click here to submit a proposal: http://goo.gl/forms/sDmKpKWRQFClj1yK2
 
 
Looking forward to your presentations,
 
Kelly, Steve, Randall, Andrea, William & Mollie
CUS Executive Board
http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university

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Event ACRL Spring Board Meeting 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Spring Board Meeting virtually on April 28, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m. central. Documents will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board of Directors ALA Connect space.

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Spring Board Meeting virtually on April 28, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m. central. Documents will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board of Directors ALA Connect space.

Name: ACRL Spring Board Meeting
Date: Friday, April 28, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 CST. The room will open at 1:15 p.m. CST.
Duration: 3:00 hours
URL:       https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8b82df35104dbac16a8caaac31f35621

The Board will be using WebEx to share documents and audio. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Elois Sharpe if you would like to test equipment in advance of the meeting.

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer
apayne@ala.org

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Spring Board Meeting 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

The ACRL Spring Board Meeting will be held virtually on April 28, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due April 7 for Spring Board Meeting

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 28, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due April 7 for Spring Board Meeting

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 of discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  2. Email your Board action or discussion 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 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 business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

 

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2017-2018 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 01:11 pm

Dear ACRL Members,

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 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Members,

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 2017-2018 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, 2017, for appointments that begin July 1, 2017.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer


Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

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 encourage you to volunteer to serve on a 2017–18 division or section committee.

This invitation for volunteers for ACRL’s committees and sections is issued with enthusiasm and acknowledgement of the diversity of the skills and experiences of our members. The work that ACRL is engaged in is vital to the audiences we support and the librarians and libraries that make up our organization.  You are invited to share your expertise and experiences with ACRL.  Join us and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.  Volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference by supporting lifelong learners and informed members of our society.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Middleton
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 2017 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 2017.

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, 2017. 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 website (http://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 chair of the Appointments Committee, 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 by logging in 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 early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL President-Elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Cheryl Middleton at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu.

 

Allison Payne, Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-280-2519; fax: 312-280-2520
apayne@ala.org; http://www.acrl.org

 

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Midwinter Meeting 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 11:44 am

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA on January 20-24, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by January 4, 2017.

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 Atlanta, GA on January 20-24, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by January 4, 2017.

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 Immersion Faculty Curriculum Retreat

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 09:33 am

Immersion Faculty Curriculum Retreat
Date: Tuesday, November 15–Wednesday, November 16
Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Tues), 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.(Wed)
Location: ALA, 50 E Huron, Chicago, IL

Event DLS Round Table Conversations

by Kristin Heathcock on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 08:35 am

Come to a new ACRL Distance Learning Section event:Round Table Conversations

Topic: All About Videos

Come to a new ACRL Distance Learning Section event:Round Table Conversations

Topic: All About Videos

 Join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for our first Round Table Conversation. Our goal is to gather distance learning librarians into breakout rooms to encourage active conversations about this month’s topic: All About Videos - technology, relevance, accessibility, and assessment.  Discussion will be focused on how we use technology to create engaging, accessible, relevant videos and how we assess their value. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Date:  Tuesday, November 29th

Time: 2:30 PM Eastern, (1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, 11:30 AM Pacific)

Register online (FREE): http://bit.ly/dlsdgroundtableregister

For questions, contact either Dr. Kristin Heathcock at kheathcock@hccfl.edu or Lindsey Wharton at lwharton@fsu.edu.

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Event DLS Round Table Conversations

by Natalie Bennett on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 03:19 pm

A new Distance Learning Section event:

Round Table Conversations
Topic: Motivation, engagement, and participation in asynchronous courses

 

A new Distance Learning Section event:

Round Table Conversations
Topic: Motivation, engagement, and participation in asynchronous courses

 

Join the Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee for our first Round Table Conversation. Our goal is to gather distance learning librarians into breakout rooms to encourage active conversations about this month’s topic: motivation, engagement, and participation in asynchronous courses. Discussion will be focused on creating engaging tutorials, encouraging participation in discussion forums, ensuring everyone has a chance to discuss/practice, and assessing motivation, engagement and student participation.

Note: This event filled up within very quickly after posting to various list-servs, but the Distance Learning Section hopes to make it a regular event. Look out for more Round Table Conversations!

 

Date: October 24, 2016

Time: 3 PM Eastern, (2 PM Central, 1 PM Mountain, 12 PM Pacific)

Register online (FREE): http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e3l3j5x5viz/event/registration.html


For questions, contact either Natalie Bennett Natalie-Bennett@utc.edu or Anjali Bhasin at bhasin2@wisc.edu  

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Fall Executive & Board Meeting 2016

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 08:57 am

The ACRL Fall Executive & Board Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

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 Fall Executive & Board Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on October 19, 2016. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by Friday, September 30.

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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