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Discussion ACRL Program Proposals for 2015 ALA Annual Conference

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 09:11 am

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

There will be a virtual meeting at 12:00 p.m. CST on April 24, 2014, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2015 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 2015.

RSVP online to attend the April 24 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.

2015 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due September 1, 2014.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014.

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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Discussion ACRL Election 2014 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 08:59 am

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL President-Elect, we join together in encouraging you to vote.  The future of the association is in your hands, and we encourage you to make your voice heard.  We believe deeply in the association and all that it has given to us in our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities to work with and learn from the talented members who make up ACRL.

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL President-Elect, we join together in encouraging you to vote.  The future of the association is in your hands, and we encourage you to make your voice heard.  We believe deeply in the association and all that it has given to us in our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities to work with and learn from the talented members who make up ACRL.  We believe that ACRL has moved significantly to improve the standing of academic libraries within the higher education community, and this is something that we would like to see continued.  The value of academic libraries is something we will continue to work upon in the future, and we believe that this is a necessary function for ACRL and its members to maintain.

We have always believed in the importance of service – as Vice President we would see our role as serving you, the members.  We would like to hear from you on your thoughts about the future of the association and what you would like to see happen. 

Thank you for participating in the elections and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the coming years.

Sincerely,
Ann Campion Riley
Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services
University of Missouri
2014 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Rickey Best
Collection Development Librarian
Auburn University at Montgomery
2014 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 19, with members receiving an email announcement between March 19 – 21 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 2014 ALA/ACRL election will close April 26 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 ALA Representative to IFLA Applications due May 7

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 01:11 pm

Dear ACRL Members,

ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA standing committees for the 2015– 2019 term. There is currently one vacancy each in the following IFLA standing committees:

  • Academic and Research Libraries
  • Art Libraries
  • Information Literacy
  • 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 7, 2014.

Dear ACRL Members,

ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA standing committees for the 2015– 2019 term. There is currently one vacancy each in the following IFLA standing committees:

  • Academic and Research Libraries
  • Art Libraries
  • Information Literacy
  • 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 7, 2014.

  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 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2014 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2014.

IFLA Standing Committee

ACRL Section bringing forward nominations

Section leader to whom application materials should be submitted by May 7, 2014

Academic and Research Libraries

CJCLS, CLS, ULS

CJCLS: Jose Aguinaga
friarbolts@yahoo.com   

CLS: Sally Gibson, sallygibson18@gmail.com  

ULS: Beth Filar-Williams
efwilli3@uncg.edu  

Art Libraries

Arts

Sara Harrington
harrings@ohio.edu

Information Literacy

IS

Christy Stevens
crs7772@gmail.com

Rare Books and Manuscripts

RBMS

Arvid Nelsen
nels0307@umn.edu

Science and Technology Libraries

STS

Matthew Marsteller
matthewm@andrew.cmu.edu

Social Science Libraries

ANSS and EBSS

ANSS: Pauline Manaka
pdmanaka@uci.edu

EBSS: Scott Collard
sac11@nyu.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 2015 – 2019 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.

Please contact the appropriate section leader (above) or Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee chair Mary Carr, Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.

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Event ACRL Presidential Candidates Forum Access Information

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 01:35 pm

The 2014 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, March 17, 2014. 

Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Campion Riley is associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, and Best is collection development librarian at Auburn University at Montgomery.

The 2014 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, March 17, 2014. 

Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Campion Riley is associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, and Best is collection development librarian at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Access to the forum will be available approximately 15 minutes before the start time through Adobe Connect.

More information on the 2014 ACRL election, including links to candidate statements from C&RL News and a full slate of candidates for ACRL section offices, is available on the ACRL website.

Voting in the 2014 ALA/ ACRL election begins on Wednesday, March 19. We strongly encourage you to help shape the future of your associations by casting a ballot for the candidates of your choice!

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Discussion CAPAL Inaugural Conference, Congress2014 @ Brock University, May 25-26, 2014 - REGISTRATION IS OPEN

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 01:44 pm

We are pleased to share with you the Preliminary Programme (see attached) for the CAPAL inaugural conference Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship to be held at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences on May 25-26, 2014 at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Please be reminded that the deadline for early registration is March 31. Registration for the conference is open and available at the link below:
http://congress2014.ca/

We are pleased to share with you the Preliminary Programme (see attached) for the CAPAL inaugural conference Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship to be held at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences on May 25-26, 2014 at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Please be reminded that the deadline for early registration is March 31. Registration for the conference is open and available at the link below:
http://congress2014.ca/

A large number of rooms have been blocked in local hotels at the special Congress rate. There are also residence rooms available on campus. Information about accommodation is available here:
http://congress2014.ca/plan-your-trip/accommodations

We are looking forward to an excellent conference and exploring the shifting landscapes of academic librarianship with you.

Sincerely,
Leona Jacobs, on behalf of the Programme Planning Committee (Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dean Giustini, Dave Hudson, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens)
http://capalibrarians.org/2014-annual-conference/
http://congress2014.ca/

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Event Board of Directors Meeting II

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 02:05 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting II in Las Vegas, NV on June 30, 2014.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting II in Las Vegas, NV on June 30, 2014.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions

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Event Board of Directors Meeting I

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 02:03 pm
The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting I in Las Vegas, NV on June 28, 2014.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions
The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Board of Directors Meeting I in Las Vegas, NV on June 28, 2014.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions

 

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Event Spring Executive Committee Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 01:56 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Spring Executive Committee Meeting in St. Louis MO on April 2, 2014.  Documents will be placed in the Board Documents file folder. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Allison Payne apayne@ala.org with any questions

Discussion Volunteer for ACRL Committees by February 15!

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

Dear ACRL Members,

This message serves as a friendly reminder that the deadline for volunteering for 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 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 Karen Williams 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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Event Join the Distance Learning Section’s Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter : Sunday Jan. 26, 1-2:30 p.m.

by Debora Cheney on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Join the Distance Learning Section’s discussion group for a lively discussion on topics including the most effective ways/ideas/strategies to market library services and collections to distance/online students; how to make your webpage and research guides more effective;  and new ideas for meeting the needs of distance learners.  If you have a question, idea, or topic, please join us for informative and interesting discussion.  

Join the Distance Learning Section’s discussion group for a lively discussion on topics including the most effective ways/ideas/strategies to market library services and collections to distance/online students; how to make your webpage and research guides more effective;  and new ideas for meeting the needs of distance learners.  If you have a question, idea, or topic, please join us for informative and interesting discussion.  

Let us see what you’re doing! Bring screen shots, a printout, or a URL. We’ll compile the examples and links and post them to the DLS Discussion Group’s ALA Connect page for all to see after Midwinter.

 

Need some reading material for your trip into Philadelphia? Try one of the articles below that addresses the discussion topics:

·         Adams, K., & Cassner, M. (2000). Marketing library resources and services to distance faculty.
     Retrieved from Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries
     http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libraryscience/77/  

·         Bonnand, S., & Hansen, M. A. (2012). From Two Dot to Turkey: Reaching online library users via web
     conferencing. Urban Library Journal, 18(1). Retrieved from
     http://ojs.cunylibraries.org/index.php/ulj/article/view/70/pdf

 

http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12423

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center 115A

 

Please contact with any questions, comments or suggestions:

Jill Hallam-Miller, (JillHallam-Miller@centralpenn.edu)

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