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Discussion ACRL buddy for ALA annual conference

by Kathy Irwin on Thu, May 14, 2015 at 03:18 pm

Dear ACRL members,

We anticipate that 300 or so ACRL members will be attending the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for the first time and we’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience. ACRL invites attendees who are new to the conference and those who are experienced conference goers to find each other in San Francisco and learn from one another.

Dear ACRL members,

We anticipate that 300 or so ACRL members will be attending the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for the first time and we’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience. ACRL invites attendees who are new to the conference and those who are experienced conference goers to find each other in San Francisco and learn from one another.

Experienced conference goers attending ALA 2015 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference.  It’s really easy -- you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you've ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that's all it takes.  

First-time conference attendees are invited to sign up for a conference buddy. This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network!

The amount of time involved is up to you and your buddy. We suggest that experienced conference attendees make the first contact after initially signing up and go from there.  You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting on Saturday, June 27, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 3018 (W) Moscone Convention Center (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans) or at the Exhibits Opening Reception on Friday, June 26, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

It’s easy to sign up!  Just go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844afa622abfc1-alaannual

The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 15.

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Discussion ACRL program proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 09:56 am

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST on April 30, 2015, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2016 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 2016.

RSVP online to attend the April 30 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.

2016 ALA Annual Conference program proposals 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.

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 Board of Directors Spring Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 09:07 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.

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.

Login Information
Event: ACRL Board of Directors Spring Meeting
URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea54b1bdb5067c5be7d33ad9116944829
Date and time: Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 4 hours

 

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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 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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