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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.

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

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

(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The ACRL Instruction Section has two Committee slots to fill – IL in the Disciplines and Discussion Group Steering. Also, if you are a community college librarian, we are looking for another person (possibly more than one) to serve on the Building Virtual Community Task Force. If one is interested in either of these appointments mid-year, the appointments would last until June 30, 2019.

Please e-mail Merinda Kaye Hensley by Friday, January 26, with one or two sentences explaining how one’s interests fit within one of the above openings. Hensley’s e-mail address is mhensle1@illinois.edu.

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

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

The National Institutes of Health is in a furlough status as of Monday, January 22, 2018, due to an absence of federal appropriations. According to the FY 2018 HHS Contingency Staffing Plan for Operations in the Absence of Enacted Annual Appropriations, “The plan for maintaining access to databases includes the minimum staff required to identify and correct dynamic access problems caused by changes in the volume and types of use.  (During a shutdown, there would be no routine updating of databases that is normally a major part of these database operations.)  In addition, the plan for continuation of IT infrastructure services represents only the bare minimum to sustain the essential infrastructure for keeping the National Library of Medicine data center operational for serving the external biomedical databases that are used in the provision of non-Federal health care.”

What does this mean for librarians and patrons?

  • Databases such as MedlinePlus and PubMed are online but will likely not be updated during the Federal shutdown.
  • E-mails and customer support requests to NLM will not be answered.
  • NLM will not fill ILL requests or provide technical support to DOCLINE/Loansome Doc. Contact the National DOCLINE Coordinating Office, at DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu, if you have questions.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, including the GMR Office, is open! Please contact the Office, at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu, if you need assistance.

Posted in Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Legislation, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s delegation and travel to the nation’s capitol to get our message out to Congress! ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C. Illinois has traditionally delivered one of the most robust delegations and we expect to do so again this year.

NLLD registration ($75) is handled through ALA. Illinois librarians will automatically be counted as part of the Illinois delegation. Your registration fee includes legislative materials, Monday’ briefing sessions and Congressional Reception, organized by ALA’s National Library Legislative Day Committee; and Tuesday’s Congressional visits, organized by ILA.

Once again, ILA will host a dinner on Monday, May 7 ($50 for ILA members; $60 for non-members). Dinner registration is handled through ILA.

Learn more, or register for NLLD and/or the ILA dinner.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Legislation, Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Laura Simon, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Registration is now open for “Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course” at Becker Medical Library. Join experts in a small group setting for step-by-step instruction on designing and executing a systematic review search strategy from start to finish.

  • Where: Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
  • When: April 5-6, 8:00 am -4:30 pm
  • Registration fee: $400
  • MLA CE Credits: 14

The registration fee includes tuition, printed binder, all materials, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks on both days.

To learn more about the course or for registration information please visit our course page: http://beckerguides.wustl.edu/SRClassRegistration. The course is limited to 12 participants, so register soon if you would like to attend!

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago)

The Collection Development Section of the Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for the Daniel T. Richards Prize of $250.00 for writing related to health sciences collection development. The Richards Prize will be presented to an individual who created a work in any format related to collecting in the health sciences. This work must be widely accessible to the library community and written or produced within the last two years.

The Daniel T. Richards Prize is presented annually to an individual who has authored a work, in any format (print, audiovisual, electronic, etc.), related to collection development in the health sciences. The work must be widely available to the library community and written or produced within the previous 24 months. If a work is nominated in its first year of eligibility but is not awarded the prize, it may be nominated again in its second year of eligibility. In the event there is more than one author, an award certificate will be given to each author, and the cash award of $250.00 will be divided among the authors.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations need to include complete names of authors, addresses, institutional affiliations, and the complete citation along with a final version of the work. E-mail  nominations to Rebecca Raszewski, Awards Committee Chair at raszewr1 AT uic.edu. Notification to the winner and the winner’s institution, and announcements in Developments and MLA News will be made prior to the annual MLA meeting in Atlanta.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

Reminder: ILA Legislative Meet-Ups in January and February

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association sponsors meetups where librarians can meet with legislators to let them know what is important to us. This is your chance to meet your state legislators and give them feedback! The 2018 events start January 29 and run through the end of February. Check for one in your area.

This year our regional advocacy efforts expand with eight legislative events providing an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library.  Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate.  Use this opportunity for photo ops with your elected officials to post on your Facebook page or to invite them to visit your library!

Register Online.

For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail tina@ila.org.  

Your registration fee includes breakfast or lunch, legislative materials, and state and federal legislative briefing.

If you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896 or email ila@ila.org.

Make your voice heard!

 

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Draft Revision Feedback // ACRL Insider — News and information from the Association of …
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/15102

An ACRL task force seeks comments on a draft revision of the association’s 2012 Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. Review the draft revision at http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/Guidelines%20for%20Media%20Resources%20in%20Academic%20Libraries%20DRAFT%202018.pdf (PDF) on the ACRL website and send feedback to Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Task Force Chair Gisele Genevieve Tanasse at gtanasse@library.berkeley.edu by Friday, March 2, 2018.

The task force is additionally hosting a session at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting for in-person feedback, discussion, and commentary on the draft. The session will be held on Saturday, February 10, from 10:30 am to noon in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Governor’s Square 11 room.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each. These grants will enable librarians to carry out new research, particularly in areas suggested by ACRL’s 2017 report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase).

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals employed in academic and research libraries to apply for funding for research that will demonstrate library contributions to student learning and success. Each proposed project should aim to build on the foundations of the Academic Library Impact report and fill gaps in existing literature. As the report’s authors write, it is intended to act “as a catalyst for the study of college and university student learning and success,” highlighting questions for further investigation as well as tools and methods that can be applied to them or any number of related topics.

This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to support librarians in their efforts to demonstrate the impact of their work to a wider audience. “These new grants will advance research in key areas” says committee chair Alan Carbery. The goal is to “demonstrate the myriad positive impacts libraries can have on student learning and success, and to share those findings to the benefit of the library field and higher education.”

Applications are due by Sunday, April 1, 2018. ACRL expects to announce future rounds of research grants in 2019. Complete details of the Academic Library Impact Research Grants, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/impactgrants

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

(via Beth Fuchs, University of Kentucky)

The ALA LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented.

  • The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a librarian for her/his contributions to information literacy and instruction.
  • The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award honors a library for their innovative approach to information literacy and instruction.

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 15, 2018. For full details on how to apply for these awards yourself or to nominate someone to receive them, visit the LIRT Awards site (http://www.ala.org/rt/lirt/awards).

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »