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Allison Payne-IL (staff)'s picture

Pre-vote discussion: 2/17/17–2/20/17 Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research

Please note the expedited turnaround for this virtual vote, as we are hoping to issue a statement in a timely manner if approved.

The Board is invited to review the Board action form and accompanying statement regarding an ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/17/17–2/20/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research via virtual vote during Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday February 22, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

Caroline Fuchs's picture

I support this ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research. I would recommend the following edit, but understand if others disagree. The reason for this suggestion is that I do not believe that an affirmation of our dedication to ACRL core values is contingent upon any particular or specific administration, but rather now and always.

In the spirit of previous statements issued since Inauguration, ACRL reaffirms its dedication to its core values: visionary leadership; transformation, new ideas, and global perspectives; exemplary service to members; diversity, integrity, and transparency; continuous learning; responsible stewardship of resources; the values of higher education; and intellectual freedom

Prof. Caroline Fuchs
Learning Design Librarian
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Emily Daly's picture

I think Caroline's revision is well reasoned; I support posting the revised ACRL statement and appreciate ReSEC drafting it.  

Emily Daly
Head, Assessment & User Experience Department
Librarian for Education
Duke University, Perkins Library
Box 90175
Durham, NC 27708-0175
919.660.5879 (ph) 919.660.5957 (fax)

Kim Leeder Reed's picture

I find the last two sentences a bit too editorial for my taste, and would prefer to remove them before issuing the statement ("If these restrictive acts go unchallenged" to the end). I am supportive overall, though. Great work!