ACRL CJCLS Executive Committee Community and Junior College Libraries Section

community colleges and ACRL national conference content

  • 1.  community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 12:25 PM
    Good morning all,

    Following from a question that came up about how much content at ACRL 2019 is community college related, and how many proposals came from community colleges, I reached out to Margot Conahan at ACRL.  She was able to provide this information:

    I did an analysis of the number of ACRL 2019 submitters who selected community college as their institution type. We ask submitters to identify University/College/Community College/Other as their institution type on the proposal submission form. Out of 4,176 submitters, only 167 or 4% were from Community Colleges. It's a similar problem that we have with tech services, unfortunately, it's hard to accept when the volume of proposals aren't there. 

    I also looked to see how many submissions were tagged with "Type of Library – Community College." There were 23 submissions with the Community College secondary tag. 


    In other words, not much.  I know that many of us do not get support to attend, but I think a coal for the section for ACRL 2021 in Seattle is to bump up the numbers.  10% as a target?

    Your thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Peter



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    Peter Hepburn
    Head Librarian
    College of the Canyons
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  • 2.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 12:38 PM

    Yes, absolutely. 

     






  • 3.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 12:52 PM

    10% sounds like a reasonable goal to me.

     

    -Kristin

     






  • 4.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 01:46 PM
    Sounds like a plan to me! Thanks Peter.

    Spencer




  • 5.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 28, 2019 06:55 PM
    Sent from my iPad




  • 6.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 01:54 PM
    Peter,
    That's an excellent idea regarding 10% for ACRL 2021 in Seattle.

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    Jose Aguinaga
    Librarian
    Glendale Community CollegeAZ
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  • 7.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 02:38 PM
    Peter, I think this sounds like a solid approach.

    Thank you!

    Daisy Ngo

    Public Service Librarian

    Houston Community College Southeast

    Felix Fraga Campus, 301 North Drennan, Houston, TX 77003

    Mail Code - 1638  |   Phone: 713.718.6960  |  Email: daisy.ngo@hccs.edu







  • 8.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 03:18 PM

    Hi! I am agreement with everyone else and support the 10% goal for Seattle. Thanks, Stephanie

     






  • 9.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 03:26 PM

    I agree as well!

     

    Laura Mondt

    Instruction and Research Librarian

    Bentley Library-Haverhill

    Northern Essex Community College

    (978) 556-3421

     






  • 10.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 04:36 PM
    Sounds like a good goal. How can we each help reach the goal? Submit proposals ourselves? encourage colleagues? Encourage members of our committees?
    Lisa Eichholtz

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    Lisa Eichholtz
    Reference Librarian
    Jefferson Community and Technical College
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  • 11.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 05:53 PM

    Hi Lisa,

     

    Great questions!  Some thoughts:

     

    Yes, we should walk the walk, so to speak, and propose content.

    We should encourage our committee members to submit.

    We should made this a centerpiece of 2019-2020 communication with the section.

    We should encourage our colleagues at our colleges to submit.

    We should encourage colleagues who are not at community colleges to do a better job of accounting for community colleges in their submissions.

     

    More that we can brainstorm, I am sure!

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

     

     

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    Peter Hepburn

    Head Librarian, College of the Canyons

    Santa Clarita, CA

    661.362.3758

     






  • 12.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 27, 2019 08:02 AM

    Peter, Lisa, and all.   In addition to the great ideas listed thus far, perhaps a proposal coaching body could be formed to strengthen our collective proposals.

     

     






  • 13.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 27, 2019 08:19 AM

     

    Excellent idea: a proposal coaching/mentoring ad hoc team.

    Lisa Eichholtz

    Librarian at the Learning Commons

    Jefferson Community and Technical College

    Smith Library (502)213-2281

    We open doors to a better life.

     

     

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  • 14.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 28, 2019 11:11 AM

    I love the ideas of a coaching/mentoring program and of considering expanding the scope of the conference program committee.  Keep the ideas coming!

     

    J

     

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    Peter Hepburn

    Head Librarian, College of the Canyons

    Santa Clarita, CA

    661.362.3758

     






  • 15.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 27, 2019 08:15 AM

    Would it be possible to expand the scope of the Conference Program committee (which normally proposes a session for Annual) to also propose a session for ACRL? When I've been on that committee, there is often more than one good idea and perhaps two proposals could be submitted. Apologies in advance to the chair for doubling workload.

     

    Lisa Eichholtz

    Librarian at the Learning Commons

    Jefferson Community and Technical College

    Smith Library (502)213-2281

    We open doors to a better life.

     

     

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  • 16.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 28, 2019 11:42 AM
    Hi All - Peter, I think this is a great idea.
    Perhaps we could encourage our Association/Section award winners to present at ACRL 2021.

    Jackie

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    Jacquelyn Bryant
    Assistant Professor, Library
    Community College of Philadelphia
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  • 17.  RE: community colleges and ACRL national conference content

    Posted Feb 28, 2019 12:25 PM

    Excellent suggestion. Encourage award winners to submit their projects. Also strong runners up.

     

    Lisa Eichholtz

    Librarian at the Learning Commons

    Jefferson Community and Technical College

    Smith Library (502)213-2281

    We open doors to a better life.

     

     

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