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Discussion CAPAL16 Conference Updates!

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the full program for CAPAL16: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society, the third annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).  The full program can be viewed online at: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/program/ 

*La version française suit*
*Please circulate widely* *Excuse cross-posting*

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the full program for CAPAL16: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society, the third annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).  The full program can be viewed online at: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/program/ 

Registration for the conference is filling up quickly. With only 25 spots remaining, we encourage you to register today to reserve your spot. Registration info is available here: http://congress2016.ca/register 

The Pre-Conference Workshop has only 6 spots remaining. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about effective (even surprising!) ways to deepen your program of research. Five experienced presenters and facilitators will show you how. For detailed information, see the pre-conference workshop webpage: http://conference.capalibrarians.org/preconference-workshop/   

The TRC Roundtable Discussion  at this year's conference brings together indigenous librarians and scholars including Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), to discuss what their institutions are doing to implement the TRC Calls to Action and Recommendations particularly as their efforts and innovations relate to the libraries and archives. We invite you to participate in this opportunity to learn more about what your library can do to respond to the TRC Calls to Action.

The 2016 AGM will hold a vote on CAPAL's  potential membership in the Canadian Federation of Library Associations. While CAPAL is concerned with common values and national issues related to librarianship and libraries in general, the primary focus of CAPAL is with those values and issues affecting academic librarians and their practice including  academic library governance and collegiality, research and scholarship, and attaining and exercising our academic/faculty status, rights, and responsibilities. We invite members to attend the AGM and to vote on this issue shaping our profession.

Dine Arounds are back by popular demand! These networking dinners offer conference attendees the opportunity to further discussions begun in session and to grow connections beyond your local institutions. More information on registering for this networking event will be available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!     

Social Media connects you with fellow conference goers via Twitter at #CAPAL16 and on our Facebook page at https://goo.gl/dedxUU 

Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues, and visit our website for further information and updates: http://conference.capalibrarians.org

We hope to see you at CAPAL16!

Best, 

Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair 

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Chers/chères collègues,

Au nom du comité organisateur du congrès, je suis heureuse de présenter le programme complet de ACBAP16 : Au-delà de la bibliothèque : action, pratique et société, la troisième conférence annuelle de l'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP). Le programme complet peut être consulté en ligne à l'adresse suivante : http://conference.capalibrarians.org/programme/

L’inscription à la conférence doit se faire rapidement. Il ne reste que 25 places et nous vous encourageons à vous inscrire dès aujourd'hui pour réserver la vôtre. Les informations pour l’inscription se trouvent ici : http://congres2016.ca/inscriptions

Il ne reste que 6 places pour l'atelier préconférence; ne ratez pas cette occasion de découvrir des moyens efficaces (et même surprenants!) d’approfondir votre programme de recherche. Cinq présentateurs et animateurs expérimentés vous guideront dans ces découvertes. Pour plus d'information, consultez la page Web de l’atelier préconférence : http://conference.capalibrarians.org/atelier-prconfrence/

La table ronde CVR (Commission de vérité et réconciliation) qui aura lieu lors de la conférence de cette année rassemble des bibliothécaires et universitaires autochtones, dont  Ry Moran, directeur du Centre national pour la vérité et réconciliation (CNVR), afin de discuter de ce que leurs institutions font pour mettre en œuvre les appels à l’action et les recommandations de la CVR, notamment dans la perspective où leurs efforts et innovations concernent les bibliothèques et les archives. Nous invitons les participants à la conférence à saisir cette occasion d'en apprendre plus sur ce que leur bibliothèque peut faire pour répondre aux appels à l’action de la CVR.

L'assemblée générale (AG) de 2016 sera l’occasion de tenir un vote sur la possible adhésion de l’ACBAP à la Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques. Bien que l’ACBAP se soucie des valeurs communes et des enjeux nationaux liés à la bibliothéconomie et aux bibliothèques en général, l’ACBAP met l’accent sur les valeurs et les enjeux touchant les bibliothécaires universitaires et leur pratique, incluant la gouvernance des bibliothèques universitaires et la collégialité, la recherche et l'érudition, l'atteinte et l'exercice notre statut universitaire / facultaire, les droits et les responsabilités. Nous invitons les membres à assister à l'AG et à voter sur cette question qui façonne notre profession.

Les soupers de groupe sont de retour à la demande populaire! Ces soupers de réseautage offrent aux participants la possibilité de poursuivre les discussions entamées lors de la conférence et de faire de nouvelles connaissances hors de vos institutions
locales. Plus d'information sur l'inscription à cet événement de réseautage sera disponible dans les prochaines semaines, alors restez branchés!

Les réseaux sociaux vous permettent d’interagir avec les autres congressistes via le mot-clic Twitter #CAPAL16 et sur notre page Facebook : https://goo.gl/dedxUU.

Nous vous invitons à transmettre ce message à des collègues qui pourraient être intéressé.e.s et à visiter notre site Web pour y trouver plus d’information et des mises à jour : http://conference.capalibrarians.org/accueil/

Nous espérons vous voir à ACBAP16!

Meilleures salutations,

Colleen Burgess, présidente du comité des communications

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Discussion ACRL program proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2017 (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2017 (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.

There will be a virtual meeting at 1:00 p.m. CST on April 28, 2016, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2017 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 2017.

RSVP online to attend the April 28 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.

2017 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due September 1, 2016.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2017 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2016.

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.orgwith questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Discussion Register Now for the Upcoming Carterette Webinar: ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History

by Kelly Ansley on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 07:24 am

ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

 

Register:  https://goo.gl/B4c20j

 

Description:  

ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

 

Register:  https://goo.gl/B4c20j

 

Description:  

What happens when you layer a science project on top of a walking tour on top of an art experiment on top of an archival map on top of demographic data on top of a memoir? What if the archives of multiple universities and other institutions could be accessed on one platform and layered with the projects, stories, and data from researchers, teachers, students, and community groups? The ATLmaps.com project attempts to answer these questions. The platform, a collaboration between Georgia State University and Emory University, combines archival maps, geospatial data visualization, and user contributed multimedia location pinpoints to promote investigation into any number of issues about Atlanta. While currently focused on one city to demonstrate the power of stacking thousands of layers of information on one place, this innovative online platform will eventually allow users to layer an increasing number of interdisciplinary data to address the complex issues that any city poses. The project looks to offer a framework that incorporates storytelling reliant on geospatial data and for normalizing input across a range of data sets so that material can be cross-compared in novel ways, allowing users to make connections between seemingly unrelated data sources and ask questions that would not be apparent when only looking at one particular project. The ATLmaps also encourages knowledgeable members of the university and local communities to curate data on the site to demonstrate the possibilities for synthesizing material across projects and data types.

 

In this webinar, we will provide an overview and demonstration of ATLmaps. We will explain how the platform came out of two large map digitization projects, faculty development efforts connected to teaching and learning, and several local documentaries. We will also discuss roadblocks and successes in the development process-building a geoserver, copyright issues, search functionality, funding, and working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.

 

About the Presenters:

Brennan Collins is the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at GSU. The interdisciplinary nature and technology focus of these programs allows him to work with a diverse faculty in exploring inventive pedagogies. He is particularly interested in using maps in and out the classroom to develop student critical thinking.

 

Joe Hurley is a Data Services and GIS Librarian at Georgia State University.  He is interested in creating open digital resources that aid in the study and teaching of urban change in Atlanta and the United States.  He works on several interdisciplinary Atlanta-focused projects, led the NEH funded Planning Atlanta digital project, and his research and teaching interests include historical GIS, urban renewal, and demographic, land use and built environment change.

 

Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. As a digital humanities practitioner, Sarah is interested in digital publishing and open source advocacy movements. She is also the community and advocacy coordinator for the Open Access Button (http://www.openaccessbutton.org).

 

Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

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To register for the online event
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1. Go to registration page: https://goo.gl/B4c20j

2. Complete and submit the form.

3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
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Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions:
carteretteserieswebinars@gmail.com

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Discussion True North Science Boot Camp 2016 - Full Registration closes April 23rd!

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

Full Registration (with accommodation) closes on April 23/16!

Commuter registration will remain open through May 6th.

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

Highlights include:

Full Registration (with accommodation) closes on April 23/16!

Commuter registration will remain open through May 6th.

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

Highlights include:

  • Sessions on wildlife conservation, the Phoenix Mars Mission, hunting dinosaurs in Alberta, and fun with thermodynamics
  • Sessions on issues in scholarly communication, including librarians and data management, and how researchers choose where to publish
  • Lots of opportunities to network with your Science Librarian colleagues
  • Social activities: a wine and cheese reception on the High Level Bridge Streetcar overlooking the beautiful Edmonton River Valley, and the Boot Camp banquet at the University of Alberta Faculty Club
  • Low registration fees of $115 for commuters, and $280 for full registrants with two nights’ private accommodation on campus and several meals. For our colleagues south of the border, note that these fees are in Canadian dollars. The US dollar exchange rate will make our Boot Camp a great value for your professional development dollar.

The full Boot Camp program with session abstracts, as well as the registration form, can be found on our website:

https://sites.google.com/site/truenorthsciencebootcamp2016/home

Any questions? Please contact: tnsbootcamp@gmail.com

Organizing Committee:

Christina Hwang, University of Alberta Libraries

Tim Klassen, University of Alberta Libraries

Lenard Lawless, University of Winnipeg

Angie Mandeville, University of Alberta Libraries

Erin Menzies, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Laura Thorne, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Elizabeth Wallace, University of Alberta Libraries

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Discussion True North Science Boot Camp 2016 - Registration Deadline April 23rd

by Leona Jacobs on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 05:29 pm

TRUE NORTH SCIENCE BOOT CAMP 2016 - FULL PROGRAM AND SESSION ABSTRACTS NOW AVAILABLE!

Hello all,

The 3rd annual True North Science Boot Camp is moving to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Gateway to the North!

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

Highlights include:

TRUE NORTH SCIENCE BOOT CAMP 2016 - FULL PROGRAM AND SESSION ABSTRACTS NOW AVAILABLE!

Hello all,

The 3rd annual True North Science Boot Camp is moving to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Gateway to the North!

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

Highlights include:

  • Sessions on wildlife conservation, the Phoenix Mars Mission, hunting dinosaurs in Alberta, and fun with thermodynamics
  • Sessions on issues in scholarly communication, including librarians and data management, and how researchers choose where to publish
  • Lots of opportunities to network with your Science Librarian colleagues
  • Social activities: a wine and cheese reception on the High Level Bridge Streetcar overlooking the beautiful Edmonton River Valley, and the Boot Camp banquet at the University of Alberta Faculty Club
  • Low registration fees of $115 for commuters, and $280 for full registrants with two nights’ private accommodation on campus and several meals. For our colleagues south of the border, note that these fees are in Canadian dollars. The US dollar exchange rate will make our Boot Camp a great value for your professional development dollar.

The full Boot Camp program with session abstracts, as well as the registration form, can be found on our website:

https://sites.google.com/site/truenorthsciencebootcamp2016/home

Any questions? Please contact: tnsbootcamp@gmail.com

Organizing Committee:

Christina Hwang, University of Alberta Libraries

Tim Klassen, University of Alberta Libraries

Lenard Lawless, University of Winnipeg

Angie Mandeville, University of Alberta Libraries

Erin Menzies, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Laura Thorne, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Elizabeth Wallace, University of Alberta Libraries

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Discussion ACRL Election 2016 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

Colleagues -- The polls for the ALA elections have opened, and we would like to encourage you to vote and be heard to shape the future of ACRL. We are both honored to be standing for election for the office of ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. We would like to thank you for the opportunity to meet and hear the ideas of so many colleagues in-person and virtually in the months leading up to the election and look forward to meeting more of you after the election has concluded.

Colleagues -- The polls for the ALA elections have opened, and we would like to encourage you to vote and be heard to shape the future of ACRL. We are both honored to be standing for election for the office of ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. We would like to thank you for the opportunity to meet and hear the ideas of so many colleagues in-person and virtually in the months leading up to the election and look forward to meeting more of you after the election has concluded. ACRL is our professional home where we have committed our service because of the great value it brings to academic librarians.
 
If you would like a bit more insight into how each of us would respond to the opportunities and challenges ACRL faces, please point your browser to http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election to read our statements and to listen to the vice-presidential candidate interview podcast and the presidential candidate forum.
 
We both pledge to build on the fine work of our predecessors and our future colleagues to advance learning and transform scholarship, to achieve the goals in the ACRL plan for excellence and support ALA strategic directions, and to fully engage our colleagues to make sure that ACRL remains the higher education association for librarians.
 
Thank you.
 
Mark Emmons, MLS, Ed.D.
Professor
Associate Dean of Public Services

Zimmerman Library, Room 214E
College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences
University of New Mexico
  
Cheryl Middleton, MLIS
Associate Professor
Associate University Librarian of Learning and Engagement
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Oregon State University

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Discussion ALA Representative to IFLA Applications due May 6

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:15 am

Dear ACRL Members,

ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA standing committees for the 2017– 2021 term. There is currently one vacancy each in the following IFLA standing committees:

  • Academic and Research Libraries
  • Art Libraries
  • 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 6, 2016.

Dear ACRL Members,

ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA standing committees for the 2017– 2021 term. There is currently one vacancy each in the following IFLA standing committees:

  • Academic and Research Libraries
  • Art Libraries
  • 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 6, 2016.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form: http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms.
  2. A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  3. 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 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2016 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2016.

IFLA Standing Committee

ACRL Section bringing forward nominations

Section leader to whom application materials should be submitted by May 6, 2016

Academic and Research Libraries

CJCLS, CLS, ULS

CJCLS: Elizabeth Bowman bowmane@sbcc.edu

CLS: Sally Bryant sally.bryant@pepperdine.edu  

ULS: Jason Martin  jmartin2@stetson.edu

Art Libraries

Arts

Megan Lotts
megan.lotts@rutgers.edu

Rare Books and Manuscripts

RBMS

Cherry Williams  chedwill@indiana.edu

Science and Technology Libraries

STS

Mary Linn Bergstrom  mlbergstrom@ucsd.edu  

Social Science Libraries

ANSS, EBSS, and LPSS

ANSS: Miriam Rigby  rigby@uoregon.edu

EBSS: Bernadette A. Lear  bal19@psu.edu

LPSS: Rosalind Tedford  tedforrl@wfu.edu

Please review the detailed guidelines located at:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.2.3.

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at:

http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/internationalrelations and http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/intlassocorgconf/iflarepresentatives 

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 2017 – 2021 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.

Questions? Please contact the appropriate section leader (above) or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin, mgriffin@ala.org.

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Discussion True North Science Boot Camp - registration now open!

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 06:52 pm

True North Science Boot Camp - registration now open!

 

The 3rd annual True North Science Boot Camp is moving to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Gateway to the North!

 

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

 

Highlights include:

True North Science Boot Camp - registration now open!

 

The 3rd annual True North Science Boot Camp is moving to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Gateway to the North!

 

TNSBC 2016 will be held on the University of Alberta Campus from Wednesday, May 25th at noon through Friday, May 27th at 1:30 pm.

 

Highlights include:

  • Sessions on wildlife conservation, the Phoenix Mars Mission, hunting dinosaurs in Alberta, and fun with thermodynamics
  • Sessions on issues in scholarly communication, including librarians and data management, and how researchers choose where to publish
  • Lots of opportunities to network with your Science Librarian colleagues
  • Social activities: a wine and cheese reception on the High Level Bridge Streetcar overlooking the beautiful Edmonton River Valley, and the Boot Camp banquet at the University of Alberta Faculty Club
  • Low registration fees of $115 for commuters, and $280 for full registrants with two nights’ private accommodation on campus. For our colleagues south of the border, note that these fees are in Canadian dollars. The US dollar exchange rate will make our Boot Camp a real bargain - (great value for your professional development dollar).

 

Registration is now live at:

https://sites.google.com/site/truenorthsciencebootcamp2016/home

 

Any questions? Please contact: tnsbootcamp@gmail.com

 

Organizing Committee:

Christina Hwang, University of Alberta Libraries

Tim Klassen, University of Alberta Libraries

Lenard Lawless, University of Winnipeg

Angie Mandeville, University of Alberta Libraries

Erin Menzies, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Laura Thorne, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Elizabeth Wallace, University of Alberta Libraries

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Discussion Final Reminder: Volunteer for ACRL Division or Section Committees by Feb. 15!

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 02:33 pm

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, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2016-2017 division or section committee.

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, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2016-2017 division or section committee.

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

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2016. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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