ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group Community
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the first meeting of the International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group at ALA Annual! We had 16 DG members join us for a discussion of international issues on their campuses, and to hear from Margaret Law about her work as AUL for International Programs at the University of Alberta.
Here is a brief summary of potential program ideas discussed on the DG electronic discussion list in April 2012 (for possible follow-up at ALA or other meetings):
- Impact of “Internationalization” of Curriculum on Library Services
- How the Academic Library Contributes to International Programs on Campus
- Services to International Students on Campus
- International Library Associations and National Library Associations
- International Perspectives on LIS Education
- International Perspectives on LIS Research
- International Partnerships Among Libraries
- How the Academic Library Contributes to International Partnerships at the University Level
- Issues Benefitting from an International Perspective
- Information Literacy
- Research Support Services
- Library Facilities
- Library Assessment
- Library Funding
- Open Access Publishing
- Fostering Collaboration Among Academic Librarians in the U.S. and Abroad on Issues of Mutual Concern in Research and Practice
The ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group will hold its inaugural program at ALA Annual 2012 on Saturday, June 23rd from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
This is your chance to help to define the agenda for this discussion group. For planning purposes, it would be ideal if we could have identified some opening topics by the end of March (knowing that the agenda for future discussions will be a topic of its own at Annual).
Please share ideas for discussion topics (and possible discussion leaders) with your colleagues via the discussion list at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group now has an electronic discussion list available at <email@example.com>. Please share this new discussion list opportunity with interested colleagues.
The charge of the DG, as approved by ACRL, is:
“to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions of issues critical to the future of academic and research libraries, to promote comparative study of academic library trends, issues, and operations, and to promote collaboration between academic and research librarians on issues benefiting from an international perspective.”
The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion List is managed through the ALA Sympa software. To subscribe, one must create a log-in and password at http://lists.ala.org. Once there, choose the "send me a password" link (if you do not already have one) and provide the form with the email address from which you are subscribed to and/or registered as an owner of any lists. You will receive an email with your password. You must then use your email address as your login ID, and log in to the Sympa Web interface. Once logged in, you should see a number of discussion lists. If not, click on 'Open Discussion Lists' and you should see firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search for this discussion group in the search box. Click on this discussion group and click on subscribe.