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

The application period to serve on one of the CARLI committees will close Friday, April 28, at 5:00 PM. You can review the list of committees and their charges here, and you will find the form to apply for a committee appointment here. If you have any questions or problems in submitting an application, please send a message to support@carli.illinois.edu. We have also put together a short informational video for anyone interested in volunteering, which you can view here.

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(via Li Zhang, University of Saskatchewan)

Are you a member of a science or technology organization? Do you normally attend the conference or meeting of the organization? Would you like to be more involved in the Science and Technology Section, or would already be more active if you “had the time?” If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you.

The Science and Technology Section 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 present to the community about what they’ve learned, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions. The STS Liaisons Committee has created an annual online forum in late spring which gives liaisons the chance to present on the organizations they work with to the STS community.

The following liaison positions will be available from July, 2017.

Appointed liaisons for STS are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible), attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization, and report back to the STS community

If you are interested in becoming an STS liaison, please e-mail a short statement (200 or fewer words) to the Co-Chairs of the Committee, explaining why you are interested in the association for which you would like to be a liaison, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association. The deadline is Tuesday, April 25. More information about the liaison work is available here. Please contact the Co-Chairs of the 2017 STS Liaison CommitteeGinny Pannabecker (vpannabe@vt.edu) and Li Zhang (li.zhang@usask.ca), with any questions.

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(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

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, from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. 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 Friday, April 28. 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 April 28 will be considered for the initial FY 2018 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2018, 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. Committee service may require time or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year, however.

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 on the CARLI website. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors, will make appointments no later than June 16. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1.

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

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CARLI Seeking Committee Volunteers (Deadline April 28)

(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

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 9 advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 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 Friday, April 28. 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 April 28 will be considered for the initial FY 2018 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2018, 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 on the CARLI website. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors, will make appointments no later than June 16, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2017.

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

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(via ACRL)

The ACRL Board of Directors approved, via virtual vote during March 3–13, 2017, the ACRL Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task. ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. Please see the following charge and timeline:

Charge: The task force is established to, following the procedures for the review of Standards found in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures Chapter 14: (1) review theGMRAL (2012), (2) review challenges and opportunities brought by media resources and technologies in higher education, (3) recommend community college, college and university libraries the guidelines that represent the best practice to i) develop media collections, services and programs relevant to the library user communities and ii) weave the libraries’ media resources and technologies into the fabric of faculty and students’ teaching, learning and research experience, (4) recommend needed changes to existing guidelines, (5) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (6) seek comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (7) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into the final draft.

Timeline:

Dates interim reports are due:

  • An interim report is due to the ACRL Board of Directors by the 2017 ALA Annual Conference if possible, and the 2017 Fall executive Committee meeting at the latest.

Date final report is due:

  • The final document should be submitted for ACRL Board approval within six months of the draft being circulated for comment, and no later than fall 2018. The draft guidelines should be made available for review and comment by membership no later than one year after the appointment of the task force.

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force is March 31! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website (ALA website log-in required).

Note: Due to the timeline of this task force, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.

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(via the Association of College and Research Libraries)

If you’re interested in opportunities to connect and network with others in the field or want to gain leadership experience by serving on an ACRL committee, now is the time to submit your volunteer application for 2017-18.

The ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT /  12:00 MDT / 11:00 AM PDT for an online forum on the ACRL volunteer process. We will explain how to volunteer for ACRL division-level committees, ACRL section committees, and ACRL interest and discussion groups. Participants are encouraged to come with any questions they have about ACRL and how to serve.

Session Moderator:

Katie Gibson – Chair, ACRL Membership Committee

Guest Panelists:

Steven Bell – Past Co-Convener, Digital Scholarship Center Interest Group and Member of the ACRL Membership Committee

Erin Ellis – Chair, ACRL Appointments Committee

Katie Gibson – Chair, Western European Studies Section

Connecting to the Forum:

Name: ACRL Membership Committee: Getting Involved in ACRL

Start Time: 12/14/2016 1:00PM CST

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1n9ne13i1q/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room.

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MLA Seeking Volunteers for Committees–Deadline July 15

(via MLA)

Medical Library Association President Teresa L. Knott will appoint a limited number of members to new juries, task forces, and work groups to begin work immediately. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer form by Friday, July 15.

Communities Goal Task Force

  • availability: one member
  • duration: two to three years
  • specific competency: experience with MLA Sections and SIGs
  • time commitment: monthly meetings with preparation work

Continuing Education Committee – Education Planning Workgroup

  • availability: up to three members
  • duration: two to three years
  • specific competency: curriculum planning (education program design)
  • time commitment: monthly meetings with preparation work

Awards and Grants Endowment Task Force

  • availability: one member
  • duration: 10 months
  • specific competency: financial experience related to managing endowments as a non-profit treasurer or board member
  • time commitment: regular meetings with preparation work

Rising Stars Jury

  • availability: four members
  • duration: 10 months
  • specific competency: none
  • time commitment: majority of work occurs in November-December 2016

For more information on each committee’s responsibilities and activities, go here.

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ALA Seeking IFLA Section Committee Nominations for 2017-21

(via ALA)

The ALA International Relations Committee (IRC) is seeking nominations to section standing committees of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The selected representatives will serve from 2017 to 2021. Details on the ALA nomination and selection process can be found on the information site. Any ALA member is eligible to seek nomination from ALA to an IFLA standing committee. Nominees should be an expert in the field covered by the section standing committee. They are expected to attend meetings of the section standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ALA. Individuals can serve on only one IFLA committee at a time. Candidates can serve on a committee for up to two consecutive four-year terms. For a current list of representatives, please visit the IFLA standing committees and ALA representatives site.

If you wish to be nominated by the representative unit within ALA aligned to the chosen IFLA Section, please contact the unit directly for information on their process for nomination. You may e-mail Delin Guerra, at dguerra@ala.org, with any questions.

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RUSA Publications and Communications Committee Seeking Volunteers

(via RUSA)

The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting volunteer applications from RUSA members to lead the transition and future directions of the RUSA Voices blog. The focus of the RUSA Voices blog will be for contributors to share, discuss, and promote current trends in reference and user services. The blog will be written by a team of columnists with a publishing schedule facilitated by a coordinator.

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions.

  • Blog Coordinator
  • Blog Website Coordinator
  • columnists to contribute to the blog

The Committee will accept applications from RUSA members for all positions through Friday, June 17. Members of the Committee will conduct the interviews for the RUSA Blog and Website Coordinators. Once the Blog Coordinator is selected, that individual will lead the selection process for columnists.

Apply here. A more-detailed description of the responsibilities for each position is below.

RUSA Blog Coordinator

  • The Blog Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and selecting four or more columnists with a variety of perspectives and sets publication schedule to ensure regular postings that represent a broad spectrum of ideas relevant to RUSA members and potential members. The individual establishes columnist recruitment plan, to be shared with RUSA Publications and Communications Committee.
  • edits articles for content, style, format and correct grammatical usage
  • accepts, solicits, and selects requests for guest posts as needed
  • collaborates with Blog Website Coordinator, Publications and Communications Committee, and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards
  • serves ex-officio on RUSA Publications and Communications Committee
  • works with RUSA Publications and Communications Committee to create marketing plan for blog, to promote blog to readers within RUSA and also to a general professional audience

RUSA Blog Website Coordinator

  • Website Coordinator is responsible for maintaining, updating, and securing WordPress blog
  • provides technical support to Blog Coordinator and columnists
  • solicits improvements and plugin suggestions from RUSA members for RUSA Voices
  • coordinates with RUSA Webmaster on the technical specifications and the integration of the RUSA Blog with RUSA News, RUSA Website, and social media.
  • collaborates with Blog Coordinator, Publications and Communications Committee, and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards.
  • serves ex-officio on RUSA Publications and Communications Committee

Columnist

  • writes and posts 6+ articles per year
  • serves as peer reviewer for other columnists as needed
  • must be a RUSA member
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(via ACRL)

The ACRL Board of Directors approved, through virtual vote during May 3–11, 2016, the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee to support the newly added fourth goal to the ACRL Plan for Excellence. ACRL Vice-President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created committee. Please see the following charge.

Charge: To oversee and implement ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal, as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, diversity, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Initiative; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of this initiative. The New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal and objectives are below.

Goal: Academic and research library workforce effectively navigates change in higher education environments.

Objectives:
1. Deepen ACRL’s advocacy and support for a full range of information professionals.
2. Equip library workforce at all levels to effectively lead, manage, and embrace change.
3. Expand ACRL’s role as a catalyst for transformational change in higher education.

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee is Friday, June 3. If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website.

Note: Due to the timeline of this committee, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.

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