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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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Discussion Nominations for Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due in 4 days!

by Mary Oberlies on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:59 pm

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 5th!  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 5th!  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 include a letter of nomination including the name, address, and phone number of the nominator and the nominee, as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee.  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 CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice - One week left to submit!

by Leona Jacobs on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Just one week left to submit proposals for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice. The conference is shaping up to be an exciting event, with keynotes Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts. Check out the CFP at http://bit.ly/CAPAL15CFP.

Submissions are due December 8th.

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Just one week left to submit proposals for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice. The conference is shaping up to be an exciting event, with keynotes Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts. Check out the CFP at http://bit.ly/CAPAL15CFP.

Submissions are due December 8th.

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Il ne reste qu’une semaine à soumettre des propositions au colloqueACBAP15: Bibliothéconomie académique et la démarche critique, qui sera un événement passionnant, avec des discours de Henry Giroux et de Sarah T. Roberts. Consultez l'appel de propositions au lien suivant:http://bit.ly/ACBAP15AP.

La date limite est le 8 décembre 2014.

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2015-2016 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:08 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 2015-2016 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, 2015, for appointments that begin July 1, 2015.

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, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2015-2016 division or section committee.

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 2015 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 2015.

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, 2015. 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 John Budd, Professor, University of Missouri, BuddJ@missouri.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL has 17 specialized sections to 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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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 09:55 am

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.

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.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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