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(via Samantha Harlow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites proposals for online programs that may further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom. The committee hosts several online programs throughout the year (prior programs here).

In 2018-2019, though we will consider all submissions, the committee is particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics:

§  Innovative Public Services Models, including Consolidated Service Points

§  Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries

§  Scholarly Communication, OERs, Metrics and Altmetrics

§  Change Management

§  Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts

§  Digital Scholarship Project Planning

§  Practical Assessment and Proving Libraries’ Value

Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, but in order to be considered for a fall program, submissions should be received by Friday, October 5th, 2018. Please submit proposals at

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy, Chair of the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee, at

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(via the American Library Association)

Looking for a path to leadership in ALA?  Volunteer for the ALA and Council Committee Associate Program!

The ALA and Council Committee Associates Program  provides an opportunity for you to become familiar with ALA structure, in particular its committees. As an Associate Committee member, you will:

  • Learn about ALA structure to prepare for an active role in ALA committees
  • Climb the ALA leadership ladder to positions of responsibility within ALA
  • Connect with library leaders through service and networking
  • Strengthen your leadership skills

Formerly known as the ALA and Council Committee Intern program, the Associate Program is open to any member who has never been appointed to a position on a Committee of the Association or a Committee of Council, nor held an elected office within the American Library Association or any unit of the Association (including its Divisions, Round Tables, etc.).

To apply, fill out online committee volunteer form.  For more information about the program, visit ALA and Council Committee Associate Program.

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(via the ACRL Instruction Section Newsletter)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! The Newsletter editors would love to have your content that addresses:

·         Active learning techniques

·         Learning object creation

·         Student learning outcomes & pedagogy

·         Assessment

·         Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)

·         Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow guidelines when submitting: Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines.

Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Send submissions to:

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Kristy Nowak, Colorado State University)

Call for Proposals (CfP): ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.


Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays ( or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (

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(via JoAnne Kempf, American Library Association)

Wanda Kay Brown, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to serve on an ALA, Council or joint committee for the 2019-2021 term (terms start on July 1, 2019). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.

The online committee volunteer form opens on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, and closes on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select “ALA” in the drop-down menu on the main form).

Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications sent out in early spring, 2019. President-Elect Brown chairs both the Committee on Appointments (responsible for ALA and joint committee appointments) and the Committee on Committees (responsible for Council committee appointments).

Volunteers are sought for, among others, the following ALA, Council, and joint committees. (To see a complete list, please go to

·         Chapter Relations (must be ALA chapter or divisional affiliate member, eight of 11 committee members should have state library association [chapter] leadership or committee experience)

·         Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory

·         Intellectual Freedom

·         Literacy

·         Research and Statistics

·         Training, Orientation and Leadership Development

The charge and composition of each committee can be found here: and here:

In addition to ALA, Council, and joint committees, you may also volunteer to serve on two subcommittees of the Committee on Diversity using the ALA volunteer form: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee (seeking individuals with experience conducting a research project, including writing research proposals, budgets, conducting and analyzing research) and the Spectrum Advisory Committee (60% of the committee members should be alumni of the Spectrum Scholarship Program). Please note that ALA President-Elect Brown does not make subcommittee appointments. These appointments are made by the ODLOS Advisory Committee Chair in consultation with outgoing subcommittee chairs and staff liaisons. Please direct questions about the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee to Jody Gray ( and questions about the Spectrum Advisory Committee to Gwendolyn Prellwitz (

For technical assistance or for more information on the committee appointments process, contact JoAnne Kempf, Committee on Appointments and Committee on Committees staff liaison (

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(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

This message is sent on behalf of the ACRL STS Liaisons Committee.

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?
Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?
Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2018:

STS-appointed liaisons:

  • Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)
  • Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)
  • Report back to the STS community
    • Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting
    • Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list
    • Other methods you would like to use!


***Apply by June 7th, 2018***

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the Co-Chairs of the Committee explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 7th, 2018.


Ginny Pannabecker (
Michelle Leonard (
Co-Chairs of the 2018 STS Liaisons Committee

For more information about the liaison work, and to see reports from current and past liaisons, please go here.

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NN/LM – GMR Seeking Members for Public Libraries Advisory Group

(via Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is looking for individuals from our service area (IA, IL, IN, OH, KY, ND, SD, MI, MN, WI) to serve on the Public Libraries Advisory Group for our third year, May 1 2018 – April 30, 2018

As the GMR moves into the third year this advisory group will help steer the efforts of the GMR and the members in planning funding, educational offerings, and other programs and services of interest to members who are public libraries and other members interested in partnering with public libraries.

I am hoping you will consider serving or can recommend someone who would be interested (please forward this email to any interested party). We would meet a minimum of 4 times per year online.

More information about the group’s responsibilities and activities is below. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact me, at


The Public Libraries Advisory Group will assist the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) in planning funding, educational offerings, and other programs and services of interest to members who are public libraries and other members interested in partnering with public libraries.


* Provide input annually on funding opportunities offered

* Serve as a focus group for new classes proposed that have public libraries as an intended audience

* Assist in scoring evaluations for funding proposals from public libraries or partner with public libraries.

* Serve as a channel of communication between the GMR office and state and regional public library organizations.


* The focus group will consist of a mix of approximately 8 to 10 individuals. A diverse representation will be sought from public library employees and employees of organization interested in partnering with public libraries on health initiatives.

* Term of service begins May 1 2018 and ends April 30 2019

* Term limits will be for one year with the option for renewal


* Meetings will be held via web conferencing software, a minimum of 4 times each year, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

* A general outline of meeting topics is as follows:

o Summer/Fall: Update on Projects; Educational Offering Reviews

o Winter: Input on Upcoming Funding Opportunities

o Spring: Funding Opportunity Reviews

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Call for Volunteer: GMR Emergency Preparedness Working Group

(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President, on behalf of Jacqueline Leskovec, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR is requesting that we find someone willing to serve on the Emergency Preparedness Working Group. You can find out more online, GMR Preparedness and Response<>. The time commitment is minimal. They meet online quarterly and optionally at Midwest MLA. Time would be for the remainder of the grant: May 2018-April 2021. Jacqueline Leskovec is the lead for the group.

One of the great benefits is being able to take free courses towards MLA Disaster Information Specialization and have the certificate paid for by the GMR. Group members are requested to post to their health sciences and/or state library listserv to announce funding opportunities, the availability of a took-kit, and free training.

Please let me know if you are interesting in serving and I will pass your name onto Jacqueline.

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(via Michelle Haake, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on nine advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by April 27. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made.

Forms submitted by Friday, April 27, will be considered for initial FY 2019 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2019 and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members:

Collection Management Committee

Commercial Products Committee

Created Content Committee

Instruction Committee

Preservation Committee

Public Services Committee

Resource Sharing Committee

SFX System Committee

Technical Services Committee

To view the committee charge, and the current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors will make appointments no later than June 15, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2018.

Please send questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to CARLI support. We have also put together a short, informational video for anyone interested in volunteering.

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(via Michelle Twait, Gustavus Adolphus College)

ACRL invites applicants to serve as the ALA representative to the Academic and Research Libraries IFLA standing committee for the 2019- 2023 term. To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to Michelle Twait (, CLS Chair, no later thanFriday, May 4.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form:
  2. A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  3. Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements

CLS, CJCLS, and ULS chairpersons will review the IFLA representative applications and make recommendations to the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC). The LRNC will review applications at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2018 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2018.

Please review the detailed guidelines located at:

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at:

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:

  • Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
  • Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Twait ( or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin,

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