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Allison Payne-IL (staff)'s picture

Pre-vote discussion: 7/9/15-7/15/15: Renewal of the Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group

Dear ACRL Board of Directors,

The Board is invited to review the attached Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group’s (ALSISIG) Board action form, petition and governance procedures regarding the interest group’s renewal. Online discussion of the Board action will run today through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. We anticipate a virtual vote to be held from July 16, 2015 – July 23, 2015.

Please post any feedback, questions or comments on the document using the threaded discussion attached to this post.

Thank you,
Allison Payne

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Julia Gelfand's picture

I am inclined to support this - I am a member and find that their discussions are not always well attended because of serious time conflicts.  They have tried numerous slots but I agree that with more emphasis on competing for international students that there is a need for librarians to serve this growing population of students.  I am glad that the IG is considering submitting a program proposal.  julia


John Culshaw's picture

I agree with Julia.  This clientele remains important for many of us and I think the interest group is a good way to help libraries share strategies for supporting international students. 

Irene Herold's picture

This is a critical topic on my campus, and the strength in numbers in this interest group makes a good case for continuation.

Irene Herold

ACRL Board, Past President 2017-2018