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Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion CFP closes July 31: Universal Design for Learning Conference

by Sarah I. Smith on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

The Tennessee Board of Regents will host the UDL in Higher Education Conference. This 2-day conference is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on their campus. 

Reminder: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARE DUE JULY 31ST! 

Visit the CFP Guide to learn more about proposal criteria and conference tracks. Submit your proposal here

When

October 30 - 31, 2017  

Where 

Nashville Airport Hotel 
2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Registration

Conference Registration and Room Block will be open August 14th - October 2nd. (Check this page for any additional upcoming details)

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RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion RUSA President's Annual Report to ALA Council and ALA Executive Board amended

by Alesia McManus on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

The report was amended to reflect that RSS had a +2.05% increase in membership since last year rather than a decrease.

ASCLA Executive Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion FY18 Dues Information

by Jeannette Smithee on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 02:42 pm

PLEASE COMMENT ON CONNECT - BEARING IN MIND THAT WE NEED AN ANSWER BEFORE 7/31
1) - OK with a dues increase for FY18
2) - Defer dues increase 
3) - Refer to full ASCLA Board for comment and vote
 

PLEASE COMMENT ON CONNECT - BEARING IN MIND THAT WE NEED AN ANSWER BEFORE 7/31
1) - OK with a dues increase for FY18
2) - Defer dues increase 
3) - Refer to full ASCLA Board for comment and vote
 
Thanks to Michael Golrick, we identified that the discussion of a planned raise of $1 per year for ASCLA dues was in the ASCLA Five Year Business Plan FY2016-2018, progress as of June 19, 2016 (page 5 chart of financial projections) - attached. It was discussed not at an Executive Committee meeting, but at the Finance Committee meeting at the Annual Conference in June 2016. The planned $1 per year increase was to take effect for the FY18 budget. 
 
I can find no minutes for the June 2016 Finance Committee meeting, At the second Board meeting at the June 2016 Conference (Atlanta), the FY17 Budget did appear on the agenda and minutes indicate that it passed.  The Business Plan does not appear on the Board Agenda or in the Board Minutes. 
 
If the the dues increase is implemented for FY18, the changes would be: 

ASCLA

TYPE OF MEMBER

No. Members 

June 2017

FY17

FY18

Regular

561

$55

$56

Student

61

$20

$21

Retired

28

$20

$21

Non Salaried

43

$20

$21

Corporate

2

$60

$61

Organizational

87

$60

$61

State Library

21

$500

$500

Cont / Life Free

16

 

 

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ACRL Diversity Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - ALA Annual 2017

by Kenny Garcia on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:15 pm

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

1. Preliminaries
a. Introductions
b. Appoint minute taker
-Kenny Garcia will take minutes.

2. Agenda overview

3. Approval of minutes of 1/21/17
-Minutes were approved.

4. ACRL Board Update
-The board is examining the association’s current relationship with vendors. It has been a current source of fundraising, but vendor sponsorships are becoming scarcer. There is also a need to protect ACRL’s core values.
-A question came up in the discussion on whether or not there are any sponsorships of diversity-related events, programs, or scholarships. It seemed liked there wasn’t.
-The board will be discussing a possible partnership between ACRL and ARL to develop a symposia on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in HR. The expectation would be that an ACRL Diversity Committee member be on the planning committee and have a role in content development for this symposium. ACRL can also offer tech support by offering to host webinars throughout the year.
-One project output for the committee would be to develop a resource list LibGuide for the symposium.

5. Announcements
a. ACRL Leadership Council
-Various groups presented updates on the work that’s being done. A white paper on global perspectives on information literacy was published. A group exercise on resonant leadership was facilitated by the president’s program planning Committee.

6. Working Group Updates:
a. Assessment Plan subcommittee
-The subcommittee discussed the possibility of incorporating the a dimension-based rubric as an assessment measure for the diversity standards. They also discussed incorporating the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric to provide goals for the ACRL Diversity Standards.
b. Website subcommittee
-A recommendation will be made to have a committee member be given editing privileges to the website and toolkit LibGuide in order to made immediate changes to both resources.
c. Best Practices subcommittee
-The subcommittee expressed the need for all of the subcommittees to meet together and discuss the overlapping best practices in all of the research areas.
d. ACRL Diversity Committee liaison to the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee
-The steering committee discussed the need to better support residency coordinators. Vendors also want to be included in the scope of residency Opportunities. The diversity alliance is working on additional institutes for member institutions and those interested, and will be done at major conferences such as ACRL 2019.

7. Next Steps for revising the Diversity Standards
-The committee needs to rethink the revision process for the diversity standards. The standards need to include contemporary theories and current applications across various institutions. This requires a discussion on bandwidth and expertise within the committee, as well as a discussion on the sequence and process of revision. The expectation is to submit revision recommendations to the ACRL Standards Committee every five years. Since the diversity standards were approved by the board in 2012, they are up for renewal this year. There is a need to bring in more people with expertise into the revision process.
-One recommendation is to organize the standards by themes and revise a few standards a year based on a theme. The committee can also host a virtual or face-to-face working session with experts where participants and bring in and share ideas based on the theme.
-Conference proposals will be due soon. The committee can think about proposing a case study presentation on practical applications of incorporating the diversity standards across various institutions. There is the need to talk about failures as well as successes.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Information & Education Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 03:58 pm

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Director and Medical Education Coordinator, works as member of a team of librarians in support of the academic, clinical and research needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty, staff and students. The primary focus of the position is providing high level reference, instruction, outreach and consultation services. Develops instruction, teaches classes and workshops, provides one-to-one consultations with faculty, residents and students, both on-site and virtually, using appropriate technologies.

The Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, located in the heart of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical campus in New Brunswick, serves the students across all four years, those in graduate medical education programs, and a broad range of faculty in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition, the library serves the academic and clinical programs of the other RBHS schools in New Brunswick / Piscataway including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48362

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 7/18/17 to 7/23/17 AU/CAU SLIS Resolution

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:23 am

The Board is invited to review the draft resolution honoring the Atlanta University/Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, and have discussion during the period of 7/18/17 to 7/23/17. Please note the expedited discussion and voting timeline.

Please post comments regarding the draft resolution using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the draft resolution via virtual vote during 7/24/17 to 7/27/17 and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

File DraftSustainRTAnnual-Report2016_2017

by Rene Tanner on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 01:46 pm

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