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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in getting involved in statewide professional service? Consider serving on an ILA committee! Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year.

Appointments begin July 1, 2020, and most committee members serve two-year terms. More information is available here.

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(via ACRL)

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.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Jon E. Cawthorne invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2020-21 division or section committee. The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Friday, February 14, 2020. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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Call for Members: ACRL Diversity Alliance

(via Allison Payne, ACRL Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives)

The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The commitment of each library leader to create one or more residency positions will expand opportunities available to individuals from professionally underrepresented groups to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. Memberships that will begin in 2020 are currently being accepted.

If you would like to become a member, please complete the 2020 Letter of Commitment and invoice or contact ACRL Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives Allison Payne at apayne@ala.org.

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(via ACRL)

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.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Jon E. Cawthorne invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2020-21 division or section committee. The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 14, 2020. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Rachel Minkin, along with panelists ACRL President Karen Munro, Peter Hepburn (Community and Junior College Section past-chair), Mary Snyder (Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group convener) and Ray Pun (Leadership Discussion Group convener), will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession. The session will be archived and made available on the ACRL website.

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(via Rebecca Nowicki, San Diego State University)

Join the DLS Instruction Committee in a Virtual RoundTable Conversation

Theme: Instructional Design for Distance Learning Librarians

Participate in an online RoundTable Conversation with your professional colleagues. Attendees will be placed in a breakout room so all can engage in active conversations. This month’s theme encourages conversation about instructional design best practices, processes, tools, and assessment. Microphones are strongly encouraged.

Guest speaker Amanda Ziegler, from Northcentral University, will kick off the event with a presentation on instructional design.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Time: 12pm EST, 11am CST, 10am MST, 9am PST

Event Registration Page (FREE): https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/e4417d1dab63d2fccde7dc3c8da9331e

Only registered users may enter the room, space is limited so register today!

Questions? Email DLS Instruction Committee Co-Chairs, Jennifer Shimada jennifer.shimada@gmail.com or Matthew LaBrake matthew-labrake@berkeleycollege.edu

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(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is seeking nominations to run for elected positions on the Steering Committee: Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. These service opportunities are a wonderful way to get involved with the association and LRRT. Our charge is to provide public program opportunities to disseminate research findings and educate the professional community on research techniques for problem solving and decision making.

Duties:

Chair-Elect: Supports the current Chair with managing the work of the LRRT (LRRT Forum Program at ALA Annual, Mentorship Program, Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Seminar planning, and other potential initiatives).  Leads the Nominating Committee.  Attends Steering Committee meetings.   Assumes role of Chair in the following year, and Past Chair the year after that.

Member-At-Large for a two-year term (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022): Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning. Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings.

Member-at-large to serve for a three-year term (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023) : Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning. Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings.

Candidates must be LRRT members in good standing at the time of election.

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest and vita to nominatenowlrrt@gmail.com by Friday, November 15th, 2019.

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(via Tina Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Are you passionate about sustainability in libraries?  Are you looking for a leadership opportunity?  If you answered “yes” to both questions, consider running for SustainRT Coordinating Council!  We are looking for SustainRT Coordinating Council candidates for the following positions: coordinator-elect, secretary, treasurer, and member-at-large.  Officer position descriptions are in the SustainRT bylaws.  You can read below what the Coordinating Council is proposing at Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*.

Candidates must be ALA and SustainRT personal members in good standing.  Not a member?  Go to the ALA membership page to join or renew!

If you want to know more about these positions or if you want to nominate yourself, please contact Tina Chan (tinachan@mit.edu) by November 20, 2019.

From Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*:

Coordinator-Elect (Term: 3 years – coordinator-elect, coordinator, immediate past coordinator)

Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting, appoints committee chairs for the next Board year. Works with ALA Liaison to update Board listserv for coming year, updates org chart for coming year.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual, and preferably attend ALA Midwinter.

Secretary (Term: 2 years)

Records meeting minutes, submits for edits and posts to Connect within one week of each meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.

Treasurer (Term: 2 years)

Serves as Liaison from the Board to the Membership Committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.

Member-at-large (Term: 2 years)

Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual or ALA Midwinter.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Election. In April 2020, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 Special Library, and 1 Academic library representative. These are three-year terms beginning July 2020 and ending June 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2020 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s new strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Fuerst, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at cfuerst@vapld.info.

Please note: ILA bylaws state nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in the Association’s nomination process and for encouraging individuals to apply.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL; along with ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS); the Public Library Association (PLA); and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL;) seek volunteers for a Joint Task Force to develop a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity. The Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity framework will serve as a foundational resource to help public and academic libraries build inclusive cultures, within libraries and their broader communities, through guidelines on the development and implementation of organizational policies and professional practices that support diverse libraries with a diverse workforce.

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