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Elections for IACRL Executive Board Open Monday, April 1

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The polls for the 2019 IACRL board election will open online April 1, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019. Election results will be announced the week of May 6, 2019, pending notification of all candidates. Candidate information is available HERE.

All IACRL personal members of the association are eligible to vote.  Personal Members will receive a Survey Monkey notification including an electronic ballot to cast their vote.

Your personal membership must be current and active as of March 30, 2019, to receive a ballot. Email ila@ila.org if you are not sure about the status of your membership.

 

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

In April, RAILS and IACRL will host two more networking events for academic librarians. These events are open to any staff from any Illinois academic library. MLIS and LTA students with an interest in academic libraries are encouraged to register as well. For more information, please contact Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement, at 630-734-5152 or dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Thursday, April 25

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in academic libraries

Registration: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28742

RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Methodist College

Peoria, Illinois

Monday, April 29

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Telling your story in academic libraries

Registration: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28840

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(via Carolyn Ciesla, Prairie State College)

Please consider running for a position on the IACRL Executive Committee for next year! 

Available positions are Vice President/President-elect and Secretary. Terms are for one year, and responsibilities include regular executive committee meetings and some committee work.

Curious about exactly what kind of committee work this group does? Per the IACRL website:

The Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of the association. The Executive Committee shall receive and discuss ideas, develop recommendations to present to the assembly, plan the schedule of meetings, and perform other duties as needed. The Executive Committee shall periodically review the charge, structure, and function of all committees. The Executive Committee shall seek to strengthen ties with ILA and to ILA committees of interest to IACRL membership.

If you’re interested, or you think you know someone who may be, please contact:

Carolyn Ciesla

IACRL Past President

cciesla@prairiestate.edu

We’d love to have you join us! Deadline for submission is March 11.

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RAILS and IACRL co-sponsored two networking events last fall, one at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and the other at Prairie State College. Due to the positive feedback from attendees at those events, we would like to hold several similar gatherings in the spring. We are looking for academic libraries in Illinois that would be willing to serve as host sites. Based on the format RAILS and IACRL used in the fall (we may make some adjustments, however, based on the feedback we received), the events would likely last for two-to-three hours. In addition to networking, attendees would have the opportunity to learn more about RAILS and IACRL activities and opportunities for involvement. There would also be a structured discussion on topics of interest to Illinois academic librarians and, depending on time, a chance to tour the host library. The events would be free of cost to librarians from both RAILS and non-RAILS libraries.

If your institution would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you have any questions on what the format or content of the event would require, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

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Call for Volunteers: IACRL Membership Committee

(via Nestor Osorio, Northern Illinois University)

The IACRL Membership Committee needs a few volunteers!

We need IACRL members interested in contributing ideas for promoting membership engagement and retention. No experience is required. Meetings are usually done by phone-conferencing.

Please contact Nestor Osorio, nosorio@niu.edu 815-753-9837

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Call for Nominations: IACRL Officer Elections

(via Carolyn Ciesla, IACRL Past President)

Please consider running for a position on the IACRL Executive Board for next year!

Available positions are Vice President/President-elect and Secretary. Terms are for one year, and responsibilities include regular executive board meetings and some committee work.

If you’re interested, or you think you know someone who may be, please contact:

Carolyn Ciesla
IACRL Past President
cciesla@prairiestate.edu<mailto:cciesla@prairiestate.edu>

We’d love to have you join us! Deadline for submission is March 11.

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Jennifer Marini Jackson, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, has an article in the Fall, 2018, issue of ACRL’s Chapter Topics newsletter, which features recent programming by ACRL chapters across the country. The article discusses the IACRL-related activities that took place at this year’s ILA Annual Conference, including the Unconference, Luncheon, and Business Meeting. To read it, go to https://acrlchapters.libguides.com/c.php?g=893523&p=6425097Congratulations, Jennifer!

Also, if you missed the Spring issue, the slides from the presentation that Jan Chindlund, Dean of the Library at Columbia College Chicago (since retired), gave at the 2017 IACRL Luncheon are available, at https://acrlchapters.libguides.com/c.php?g=745664&p=5340406. The presentation describes the projects and initiatives the Columbia College Library undertook that contributed to its being selected for an ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

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Reminder: IACRL Seeking Volunteers for Its Committees

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your library peers at the state level? Do you want to play an important role in helping the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries fulfill its mission? Then consider volunteering for an IACRL committee! All of the organization’s committees-Awards, Communications, Conference and Continuing Education, Membership, and Nominations-are currently seeking new members. To see lists chairs and members for each committee (the information will be updated once this year’s rosters are set), go to https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-committees. Descriptions of the committees are available in the IACRL Bylaws, at https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-bylaws (scroll down about two-thirds of the way).

If you would like to serve on an IACRL committee, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net. Thank you for your interest.

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Monday, November 12, from 9:30 AM to noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Prairie State College library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27828

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27576

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