ACRL Midwinter meetings in San Diego: A brief overview


Board of Directors

Board of Directors Meeting I: Saturday, January 8, 1:30–5:30 p.m.*

Board of Directors Meeting II: Monday, January 10, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

* Guests are invited to address the Board during the open mic period from 5:00–5:30 p.m., those who wish to speak should arrive by 5:00 p.m.

Interest groups

Academic Library Service to International Students Interest Group: Saturday, January 8, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Interest Group: Saturday, January 8, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Residency Interest Group: Sunday, January 9, 8:00–10:00 a.m.

Universal Accessibility Interest Group: Sunday, January 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Interest Group: Saturday, January 8, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Forums

ACRL Presidential Candidates’ Forum: Sunday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Thomas (Tom) Abbott, dean of libraries and distance learning, University of Maine-Augusta. Steven J. Bell, associate university librarian for research and instructional services, Temple University.

Visit ACRL Insider in January 2011 for details on live video streaming and archives.

ACRL Forum: Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe and ACRL Scholarly Communications and Government Relations Specialist Kara Malenfant present the findings of the report “Futures thinking for academic librarians: Higher education in 2025” (www.acrl.org/futures).

ACRL Forum: Value of Academic Libraries: Saturday January 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe and author Megan Oakleaf discuss the “Value of Academic Libraries” report (www.acrl.ala.org/value) and related future ACRL initiatives. Sponsored by the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee.

ACRL/SPARC Forum: New Directions in the Scholarly Communications Marketplace: Saturday January 8, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

ACRL special events at 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Friday, January 7

Western European Studies Section. Happy Hour at Busters Beachhouse and Longboard Bar, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Contact: Brian Vetruba, E-mail:

Anthropology and Sociology Section. Social, no registration required, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Contact: Jenny Bowers, E-mail: or Annie Paprocki, E-mail:

Community and Junior College Libraries Section. Friday Night Dinner, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Contact: David Wright, E-mail:

Saturday, January 8

Distance Learning Section. Social at Buster’s Beach House Grill, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Pre-registration by December 13 is required. Contact: Anne Marie Casey, E-mail:

University Libraries Section. Social, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Contact: Sara Russell Gonzalez, E-mail:

Instruction Section. Soiree at Proper Gastro Pub, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Contact: Dominique Turnbow, E-mail: or Gayatri Singh, E-mail:

Women’s Studies Section, Social, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Contact: Connie Phelps, E-mail:

Midwinter Meeting information online

Complete information about ACRL meetings, including a full list of committee meetings and locations, will be available on the ALA Midwinter Meeting Web site at www.ala.org/midwinter. Fully registered attendees can create a personalized agenda and search for meeting, program, and event times and locations.

Visit the ALA Midwinter Meeting wiki at alamw.ala.org/2011 to find the latest information about Midwinter, and learn more about San Diego.

ACRL Discussion Groups

Ed. Note: Section discussion groups are listed with their sections.

Balancing Baby and Book: Sunday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Topic: Meet with other parents to discuss the challenges of balancing family and professional interests.

Consumer and Family Studies: Sunday, January 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Topic: Current issues including food science, textile science, consumer studies, child development, and fashion design.

Continuing Education/Professional Development: Sunday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Topic: Most colleges set aside some ‘professional development’ money. When there’s a budget crunch, professional development is usually one of the first things to get cut. How do you determine ROI for professional development to show the value to the organization?

Copyright: Saturday, January 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Heads of Public Services: Saturday, January 8, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Topics: ROI for public services and liaison workloads.

Information Commons: Saturday, January 8, 10:30–12:00 p.m. Library and Information Science Collections: Sunday, January 9, 8:00–10:00 a.m.

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries: Sunday, January 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Media Resources: Saturday, January 8, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Topic: The use of new media and social media in academic libraries, with emphasis on the challenges and opportunities in teaching, curating, and preserving new media content.

New Members: Saturday, January 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Officers: Saturday, January 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Topic: Emerging trends and best practices in human resources management

Philosophical, Religious, and Theological Studies: Sunday, January 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Popular Cultures: Friday, January 7, 12:00–1:15 p.m. (Other time) Topic: Joss Whedon: Writer, Producer, Library Advocate: Join us as we celebrate Joss Whedon, creator of fictional librarian Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While the show has been over for several years, Whedon fans and especially librarians are eager to see what he does next!

Scholarly Communication: Sunday, January 9, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Topic: The topic and speakers are chosen 60–90 days before the conference based on issues that are most relevant at that time.

Senior Administrators: Saturday, January 8, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Libraries: Monday, January 10, 8:00–10:00 a.m. Topic: Changes in the way we provide reference and reserves collections and services.

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