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ACRL WGSS 2018 Research Poster Session: Call for Proposals

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2018 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the New Orleans Convention Center. WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on SaturdayJune 23, for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 16, 2018. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your online application process now. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

Jennifer Gilley
Chair, Research Committee
ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

 

 

Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors

The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect, director-at-large, and councilor in the 2019 elections.  The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2018.

To nominate an individual or to self-nominate, please submit the online nomination form. LRNC will request a curriculum vita and/or a statement of interest from selected individuals prior to developing a slate of candidates.

If you have any questions about the nominating or election process, please feel free to contact LRNC Chair Jennifer Nutefall at jnutefall@scu.edu.  More information about the ACRL Board of Directors is available on the ACRL website.

Volunteer for ACRL Division, Section, or Representative Appointments

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 Lauren Pressley invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2018-2019 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 15, 2018. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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.

ACRL Program Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Due September 5

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans are due September 5, 2017. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017. ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

2018 ACRL Board of Directors Candidates

ACRL is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the association’s Board of Directors for the 2018 ALA/ ACRL elections.

Vice-President/President-Elect:

  • Karen Munro, University of Oregon, Portland
  • Penny Beile, University of Central Florida

Director-at-Large:

  • Rhonda Huisman, St. Cloud State University
  • Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University

Director-at-Large:

  • Robin Brown, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • April Cunningham, Palomar College

A full list of candidates for ACRL and section offices will be available in the January 2018 issue of C&RL News.

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