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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!

WANT TO BECOME A LIAISON FOR STS?

***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.

Contact:

Ginny Pannabecker (vpannabe@vt.edu)
Michelle Leonard (mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu)
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.

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

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 bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu.

Purpose

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.

Goals

* 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.

Membership

* 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

* 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<https://nnlm.gov/gmr/guides/preparedness>. 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 (mtwait@gustavus.edu), CLS Chair, no later thanFriday, May 4.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form:
    http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms.
  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:http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.2.3.

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at:http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/internationalrelationsandhttp://www.ala.org/offices/iro/intlassocorgconf/iflarepresentatives

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 (mtwait@gustavus.edu) or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin,mgriffin@ala.org.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Kara Whatley, New York University)

It is time to nominate or re-appoint an IFLA ACRL representative to the IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Standing Committee for the 2019-2023 session. If you are interested in applying (or re-applying) to be the Science & Technology Section representative, please take a look at the information provided by ACRL here. Complete the application form and associated materials and return them to me (kara.whatley@nyu.edu<mailto:kara.whatley@nyu.edu>), John Meier (meier@psu.edu<mailto:meier@psu.edu>), and our ACRL section administrator, Megan Griffin (mgriffin@ala.org<mailto:mgriffin@ala.org>) by Friday, May 4, 2018.

The STS Executive Committee will then select a candidate to send forward for review and final decision by ACRL in early June.

Details:
Members are nominated and officially endorsed for a four-year term to every IFLA section standing committee at each IFLA election. The new appointments will be for the 2019 – 2023 term. Individuals can only serve on one IFLA committee at a time and for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Any ALA/ACRL member may be suggested for nomination to this IFLA standing committee. Individual applications for nomination are also acceptable. Current incumbents who are eligible for a second term may apply for continuation.

Nominees should be experts in the field covered by the section and have a working knowledge of at least one working language of IFLA (English is an IFLA working language) and should have reasonable expectation of attending meetings of the standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ACRL.

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to complete the following tasks.

  • 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.

Candidate applications/nomination suggestions should include the following information.

  • Completed application form (linked above)
  • A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  • Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements.

Additional information is also available on the ALA International Relations Office page here.

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(via Meghan Sitar-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The ACRL Instruction Section is looking for its next Social Media Coordinator. This volunteer position develops and manages the social media presences for the Instruction Section. With the Section’s transition to a virtual community, we expect this position will be experimenting with new methods of member engagement, guiding by the upcoming recommendations of the Building Virtual Community Task Force.

More information about the position is below. The position would be appointed for a two-year term beginning in July.

To volunteer, please send a brief email of interest to ACRL Instruction Section Vice-Chair Meghan Sitar (msitar@umich.edu) that addresses the qualifications included below by Wednesday, April 11.

More information is below. If you have any questions, please let me know.

The Social Media Coordinator has an appointment as a member of the Communication Committee and, as such, participates in the work of that committee throughout the year. The Social Media Coordinator works closely with the IS Website Administrators and also works under the general direction of the IS Executive Committee and in consultation with the IS Advisory Committee.

Social Media Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Developing and managing a social media presence for the Instruction Section on Facebook and Twitter in collaboration with Section committee chairs and the IS Executive Committee
  • Developing and documenting sustainable listening, influencing, engagement, and measurement strategies that will build community in these spaces and promote the work of the Section
  • Monitoring the Section’s social media and responding to inquiries in consultation with the appropriate Section members
  • Making recommendations and implementing methods for a continuing management strategy for the Section’s social media

Qualifications:

  • ACRL Instruction Section Member
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Demonstrated interest in and record of successful social media planning
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to communicate and collaborate effectively through email
  • Commitment to respond quickly to the Section’s needs
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(via Meghan Sitar-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The ACRL Instruction Section is looking for its next ILI-L List Administrator. This volunteer position is essential to the maintenance and development of the robust community of librarians who use the ILI-L list to connect with colleagues.

More information about the position is below. We’re especially interested in identifying a volunteer who could shadow the current list administrator beginning in April and then take over the responsibilities in May before serving the usual two-year term.

To volunteer, please send a brief email of interest to ACRL Instruction Section Vice-Chair Meghan Sitar (msitar@umich.edu) that addresses the qualifications included below by Wednesday, April 11.

More information is below. If you have any questions, please let me know.

The ILI-L List Administrator serves a two-year term and is responsible for maintaining the ILI-L List on the ALA server. The List Administrator has an appointment as a virtual member of the Communication Committee and, as such, participates in the work of the committee throughout the year but is not is required to attend committee meetings at the ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings.

List administration responsibilities include:

  • Moderating all messages posted to ILI-L, preferably each week day, for a total time commitment of 15-30 minutes per day.
  • Setting list editorial policy in consultation with the IS Executive Committee, requesting additional information from posters when necessary to address policy issues, and clarifying and enforcing list policy where necessary.
  • Responding quickly to individual list member inquiries about list policy and technical matters.
  • Working with ALA and other technical support resources to address list-level technical problems.
  • Submitting a brief report to the Communication Committee chair annually, in addition to maintaining ongoing communication with that Committee.
  • See the Tips for ILI-L Administrator for additional details.

Qualifications:

  • Membership in the ACRL Instruction Section.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to communicate effectively through email.
  • Commitment to respond quickly to the list members’ needs.
  • Experience with mailing list software or list ownership, or demonstrated ability to learn.
  • Knowledge of mailing list software settings and etiquette, or demonstrated ability to learn
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(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Beginning with the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Instruction Section (IS) will no longer hold in-person events at the ALA Annual Conference. This will complete the section’s transition to working virtually, as for some years IS has not held official meetings at Midwinter. The IS Building Virtual Community (BVC) Task Force is working to address the challenges posed by this transition and looking for new opportunities to grow our professional community.

  • How will our virtual section be welcoming and inclusive to all members?
  • How will we expand opportunities for members’ professional development?
  • How will our committee and leadership structure adapt to this new model?
  • What tools will we use to facilitate digital collaboration, and in what new regional or national venues will we meet each other in person?

The IS BVC Task Force needs your input on these and other questions as we craft recommendations for the section’s virtual communication and work in 2018 and 2019. Please see our task force charge at http://www.ala.org/acrl/is/acr-instfbvc, then offer your feedback and ideas https://goo.gl/forms/r5o5fYa58zEoYgD53. We also invite you to contact the committee co-chairs if you have any additional questions or comments regarding the transition to a virtual section:

Liz Barksdale: embarksdale@gmail.com

Joe Goetz: goetzje@gmail.com

Thank you for sharing your ideas and perspectives during this exciting transition!

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Reminder: Deadline to Volunteer for an ILA Committee is March 31

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA President-Elect Cynthia Fuerst is making appointments for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2018, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

Complete the Committee Interest Form by Saturday, March 31, to be considered. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee.

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