Upcoming ACRL OnPoint Chats

Join us for the following upcoming ACRL OnPoint chats in October and November.

October 20, 2009: H1N1 and the Library Response
(10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

This discussion will focus on how libraries are responding to the threat of the H1N1 virus and other similar viruses. Questions to be asked will include: Does the library have a role on campus in helping to prevent viral epidemics? What are current practices for preventing the spread of the H1N1 virus in libraries? How might the library play an educational role in H1N1 and other virus awareness? This month’s chat is convened by: Marcia Thomas, Director of Collections & Technical Services, Illinois Wesleyan University and Meg Miner, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University.

November 12, 2009: Getting Involved With ACRL
(10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this discussion, ACRL Vice-President Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis will answer your questions about the wide variety of ways to make the most of your membership by getting involved in ACRL. Learn how and when committee appointments are made along with other ways you can become more active in the ACRL community and contribute to the profession.

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. All ACRL OnPoint chats are free and open to the public. Complete details and login information are available on the ACRL Website.