ACRL Midwinter meetings in Philadelphia: A brief overview

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Meeting I: Saturday, January 25, 1:30–5:30 p.m.*

Board of Directors Meeting II: Monday, January 27, 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.


ACRL/SPARC Forum: Life Beyond the Impact Factor: The Promise and Perils of Article Level Metrics: Saturday, January 25, 3:00–5:30 p.m.

Financial Literacy Forum: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved: Saturday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Hearing on Revised Information Literacy Competency Standards: Saturday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Update on ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Initiative: Sunday, January 26, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

ACRL special events at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Friday, January 24

Instruction Section. Soiree, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Contact: Latanya N. Jenkins, E-mail: , or Jill E. Luedke, E-mail:

Anthropology and Sociology Section. Social, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Anne Larrivee, E-mail: ; Miriam Rigby, E-mail:

Community and Junior College Libraries Section. Friday Night Dinner, 8:00–10:00 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact: Beth Lander, E-mail:

Saturday, January 25

Western European Studies Section. Tour of American Swedish Historical Museum, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact: Julianne Haahr, E-mail:

Distance Learning Section. Social, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Contact: Cynthia Porter, E-mail:

University Libraries Section. Social, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Contact: Leslie Sult, E-mail:

Sunday, January 26

Western European Studies Section. Tour of Germantown Historical Society, 1:15–3:00 p.m. Preregistration required. Contact: Lidia Uziel, E-mail:

Science and Technology Section. Dinner, 7:00–10:00 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact: Kathy Szigeti, E-mail:

ACRL Discussion Groups

Assessment: Saturday, January 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: Closing the assessment loop and conducting ethnographic research.

Balancing Baby and Book: Sunday, January 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: An informal discussion group for parents, future parents, and other interested parties to share information about combining a career in librarianship with being a parent, including issues of maternity/paternity leave, childcare, tenure, etc.

Continuing Education/Professional Development: Saturday, January 25, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: Pros and cons of using MOOCs, best practices for using MOOCs in professional development.

Copyright: Saturday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Topic: Review and discussion of legislative, judicial, and regulatory developments related to copyright and librarians in higher education.

Digital Humanities: Sunday, January 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: Outreach, tools, projects, user support, librarian training.

Heads of Public Services: Saturday, January 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: Discussion of recent changes in public services to meet evolving student and faculty demands.

Information Commons: Saturday, January 25, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Topic: Issues facing learning/information commons in libraries.

International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries: Saturday, January 25, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: Projects and issues of interest and import to academic and research libraries from an international perspective.

Marketing: Saturday, January 25, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: Academic libraries and promotional materials, signage and branding with creative marketing design work.

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries: Saturday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Topic: The Modern Language Association International Bibliography.

New Members: Sunday, January 26, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Topic: How to pick your battles, how to identify opportunities for change, and when to accept the workplace as it is.

Personnel Administrators and Staff Development: Saturday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m. and Sunday, January 26, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Topic: A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by human resource and staff development managers.

Philosophical, Religious, and Theological Studies: Sunday, January 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: How do philosophy and religion students use your library, and what are the similarities and differences?

Scholarly Communication: Sunday, January 26, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: ORCID Implementation. Opportunities for libraries to enhance author identity and map scholarly contribution.

Sponsored Research Administrators and Grant Managers: Saturday, January 25, 8:30–10:00 a.m. Topic: Best practices and resources for sponsored research and grants supporting the strategic goals of libraries.

Undergraduate Librarians: Monday, January 27, 8:30–10:00 a.m. Topic: Library services and collections geared specifically for undergraduates, including first year experience programs.

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 Fully registered attendees can create a personalized agenda and search for meeting, program, event times, and locations.

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