Discussion Groups

14 total

ACRL Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Discussion Group  

Charge: Represents librarians and specialists in the field of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern area studies and advises ACRL, in cooperation with other professional groups, in those areas of library service that require knowledge of Asian, African and Middle eastern languages and cultures.
Community members can post as a new Discussion or email ALA-acrlaamesig@ConnectedCommunity.org
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ACRL Assessment Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for assessment librarians – and those with responsibility for, and interest in, library assessment – to discuss methods, training, results, impact, institutional needs and challenges, and seek solutions to common problems faced by the library assessment community.
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ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group  

Charge: To create a discussion forum for academic librarians on the challenges and opportunities present in being or preparing to become a parent while continuing to work and/or maintain a career track. The discussion group will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experience about work related issues, for example library and university policies and procedures (leave, tenure, etc), managing expectations of colleagues, and negotiating agreements with supervisors, and parenting related issues, for example finding quality day care, managing yours and your partners expectations, and spending quality time with your child(ren). Discussions at ALA conferences will give participants an opportunity to learn from both experienced parents and new parents while also provide a forum for open conversations with library administrators and colleagues about the positive and negative effects parenthood can have on work performance and career.
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ACRL Copyright Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum to discuss copyright issues that confront those working in academic and research libraries.
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ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group  

Charge: To facilitate a platform for discussion and idea exchanges related to the library's role in the new student's first year experience in higher education. This could include, but is not limited to, discussions related to student transition and preparedness issues, transfer student populations, information literacy programs, outreach, and cross campus collaboration. The group could be of interest to any librarians working with this population at a variety of schools such as community colleges, four- year colleges, research universities, and even possibly those working in a K-12 setting.
Community members can post as a new Discussion or email ALA-acrlfyedg@ConnectedCommunity.org
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ACRL Heads of Public Services Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum and opportunity for academic librarians to openly discuss and explore common issues, ideas, problems, and opportunities associated with the administration, management and delivery of public services in academic libraries.
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ACRL Human Resources and Organizational Development Discussion Group  

Charge: To facilitate the exchange of emerging trends and effective practices related to human resource management and organizational development and to support the network and professional development of individuals with these responsibilities in academic and research libraries. Topics include: recruitment and retention; performance management; organizational climate, culture, and effectiveness; promotion and tenure systems; strategic planning; relationship building with library leadership and across organizations.
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ACRL Language and Linguistics Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for discussion of current trends, practices, and challenges related to working with non-English language services, vernacular resources, and linguistics materials in academic libraries. To provide a supportive network facilitating mentorship, idea sharing, and collaboration on language topics among librarians with diverse functions and specializations. To highlight the importance of academic libraries' language collections and services both on campus and in the broader community.
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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group  

Charge: Provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.
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ACRL Librarians From Very Small Academic Institutions Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for the discussion of issues as they relate to very small libraries, including dealing with small staff, scaling library trends and initiatives to tiny institutions, budget limitations, and other professional topics.
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ACRL Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Discussion G ...  

Charge: A forum for librarians in for-profit educational institutions to network, share knowledge, and collaborate on tasks, direction, and issues specific to their roles within the for-profit education industry.
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ACRL Research Assessment and Metrics Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for discussion of trends and developments in the field of research metrics and scholarly impact, and the many ways academic librarians can support their faculty, administrators and students to understand, measure and extend the contributions of their research to their fields and the world beyond academia.

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ACRL Undergraduate Libraries Discussion Group  

Charge: To promote communication among undergraduate librarians by providing a forum for regular discussion of current issues related to provision of library services to undergraduate students at research universities.
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SCHOLCOMM - ACRL Scholarly Communication Discussion Group  

Charge: The Scholarly Communication Discussion Group is an informal and in-depth discussion of one or more hot topics that impact Open Access initiatives and the many related opportunities which aim to advance the dissemination of scholarship without economical, legislative or technical barriers. ALA-acrlscholcomm@ConnectedCommunity.org
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