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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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Discussion Reminder: ACRL Program Proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are due September 1, 2016.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposals and select the 2017 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2016.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are due September 1, 2016.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposals and select the 2017 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2016.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process, including a link to the submission form, are on the ACRL website.

Please 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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Discussion CAPAL16 Conference Updates!

by Leona Jacobs (non-member) on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

*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/ 

*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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