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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2018-2019 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2018, for appointments that begin July 1, 2018.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process?  Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.  Access information for the session is available here. 

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu.

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Event Documents due for ACRL Board consideration – Midwinter Meeting 2018

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Denver, CO on February 9–13, 2018. Actions and discussions for ACRL Board consideration must be submitted by January 12, 2018.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Denver, CO on February 9–13, 2018. Actions and discussions for ACRL Board consideration must be submitted by January 12, 2018.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.

Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

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Online Doc University Librarian & Director of Auraria Library - Denver, CO

by Andrea Falcone on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

The University of Colorado Denver seeks an innovative, visionary, inspired leader to serve as the University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library. The Library is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Library serves over 45,000 students, faculty and staff from three institutions of higher education on one campus – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver.

The University of Colorado Denver seeks an innovative, visionary, inspired leader to serve as the University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library. The Library is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Library serves over 45,000 students, faculty and staff from three institutions of higher education on one campus – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. The Library is newly renovated and for more information about the renovation, visit http://library.auraria.edu/renovations/phases/innovating-dreams.

For more information about this position, visit: https://library.auraria.edu/about/jobs/university-librarian-director.

 

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Event ACRL Board Document Deadline - Fall Board Meeting

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:19 am

The ACRL Fall Board Meeting will be held virtually on October 26, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due Thursday, October 12, 2017

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Fall Board Meeting will be held virtually on October 26, 2017. Action and discussion requests for Board consideration should be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Documents for Board consideration: due Thursday, October 12, 2017

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors action form of discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  2. Email your Board action or discussion form and supporting documents to Allison Payne with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline, so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

 Best,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

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Event Documents due for Board consideration - Annual Conference 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 01:49 pm

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL on June 22–27, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 2, 2017.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL on June 22–27, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 2, 2017.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.

Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

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Discussion ACRL program proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 10:48 am

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.  ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.  ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST on June 1, 2017, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2018 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines and planning tips.

RSVP online to attend the June 1 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified.  Login instructions will also be posted on the main ACRL page in ALA Connect.

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 25, 2017.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.orgwith questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Event DLS Instruction Committee FREE Spring Webinar

by Natalie Haber on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Join the DLS Instruction Committee for our FREE Spring Webinar:

 

Collaborative Instructional Design: Leveraging Resources to Build Online Learning Experiences

 

Join the DLS Instruction Committee for our FREE Spring Webinar:

 

Collaborative Instructional Design: Leveraging Resources to Build Online Learning Experiences

 

Student interest and participation in online courses and learning experiences are growing, but library budgets and resources are typically not. Collaborative instructional design is one way to leverage existing staff and technology to create library learning experiences for patrons in online spaces.

 

Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian for Kansas State University, will discuss the case for collaborative design and guidelines for successful implementation based on her work leading an inter-institutional library instruction consortium. Particular focus will be given to the design and development phases, including the use of the rapid prototyping model, and the logistics of team testing and assessment. Critical questions, transferrable tips, and common challenges will be shared.

 

Date:  May 19th

Time: 9am PDT, 10 am MDT, 11am CDT, 12pm EDT

Register here: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e981fd988ffb4e37740ac1e0938aaaed0

 

This webinar will recorded and shared. Questions? Email Natalie Bennett Natalie-Bennett@utc.edu or Anjali Bhasin Bhasin2@wisc.edu, DLS Instruction Committee co-chairs

Click here to learn more about Joelle Pitts.

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Discussion ACRL Election 2017 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:32 am

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.   

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers.  We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.   

We believe in the importance of service, and see our role of Vice President/President-Elect as serving you, the members.  The conversations we have had with you at ALA Midwinter, the online forum, and informally have been invaluable. We look forward to seeing many of you at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore and continuing conversations about your hopes and desires for the future of ACRL. 

Thank you for voting and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the coming years.

Sincerely,


José Aguiñaga
Archives Coordinator, Glendale Community College
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Lauren Pressley
Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library
Associate Dean, University of Washington Libraries
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 13, with members receiving an email announcement between March 13-15 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or customerservice@ala.org.

The 2017 ALA/ACRL election will close April 5 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today!  Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election for more election information.

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Discussion CUS Webinar Wednesdays: Call for Proposals

by Kelly McCallister on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 02:59 pm

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals for Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization.

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals for Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups from all over the country to submit a proposal. Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes. 

 
Check out past sessions here: http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university
 
Interested in presenting? Click here to submit a proposal: http://goo.gl/forms/sDmKpKWRQFClj1yK2
 
 
Looking forward to your presentations,
 
Kelly, Steve, Randall, Andrea, William & Mollie
CUS Executive Board
http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university

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Event ACRL Spring Board Meeting 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Spring Board Meeting virtually on April 28, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m. central. Documents will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board of Directors ALA Connect space.

The ACRL Board of Directors will hold its Spring Board Meeting virtually on April 28, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m. central. Documents will be shared publicly on the ACRL Board of Directors ALA Connect space.

Name: ACRL Spring Board Meeting
Date: Friday, April 28, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 CST. The room will open at 1:15 p.m. CST.
Duration: 3:00 hours
URL:       https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8b82df35104dbac16a8caaac31f35621

The Board will be using WebEx to share documents and audio. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Elois Sharpe if you would like to test equipment in advance of the meeting.

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer
apayne@ala.org

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