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Updated ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Below is the updated information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups. Mark your calendars for the following:

ACRL LES Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting
Date and Time: 01/25/2016 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Amanda Rust

ACRL LES Membership Committee Virtual Midwinter Meeting
Date and Time: 01/15/2016 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Liorah Golomb

ACRL LES Publications Committee Meeting
Start Time: 01/12/2016 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: John Glover

ACRL LES Reference DG Virtual Meeting
Start Time: 02/01/2016 3:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Nancy Foasberg or Carol Lebiger

ACRL LES Virtual Participation Meeting
Start Time: 01/15/2016 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: David Oberhelman

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Boston, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group). To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect. If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook page or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

Volunteer with LES!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Calling all LES volunteers! Committee work is a great way to meet new colleagues and get more involved in ACRL, so I encourage you to fill out the volunteer form. Select ACRL_LES from the drop-down at the bottom of the page.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2015 Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment.

The online volunteer form must be completed by February 15, 2015, for consideration for 2015-16 appointments.  Most terms begin July 1, 2015, and are one to two years. To ensure everyone has a chance to volunteer, most section appointments will not be made until after February 15th, with two exceptions: the 2016 Nominating and 2016 Conference Program Planning committees are appointed earlier.

At the moment, I know we are especially looking for volunteers for the:

  • 2015 Conference Planning Committee
  • 2016 Nominating Committee
  • Reference Discussion Group Co-chairs (two positions)

However, that is not an exhaustive list, and we welcome volunteers for any position! If more than one committee looks interesting, you can select more than one, though likely you will only be appointed to one.

Learn more about each committee’s work here:

On a personal note, I found volunteering with LES, especially as a new literature librarian, an invaluable way to meet new colleagues and learn about the profession, so I encourage others to consider it.

Please let me know if you have any questions about or trouble with the process.

Amanda Rust / LES Vice-Chair 
a_dot_rust_at_neu_dot_edu

Source: LES-L Discussion List