ACRL Midwinter meetings in Boston: A brief overview

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Meeting I: Saturday, January 9, 1:30–5:30 p.m.*

Board of Directors Meeting II: Monday, January 11, 1:30–4:30 p.m.


ACRL/SPARC Forum: Saturday, January 9, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Topic: “Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies: How Libraries Can Make It All Work”

Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee Forum: Saturday, January 9, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.

Update on ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Initiative: Sunday, January 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey: Saturday, January 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

ACRL special events at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Friday, January 8

Western European Studies Section. Social, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Contact: Adan Griego, E-mail: or Julie Tanaka, E-mail:

Anthropology and Sociology Section. Social, 7:00 p.m. Anthem Kitchen and Bar. Contact: Wade Kotter, E-mail: or Jill Conte, E-mail:

Saturday, January 9

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

Sunday, January 10

Science and Technology Section. Dinner at Barlow’s, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact: Moriana Garcia, E-mail: or Beth Blanton-Kent, 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 website at http://2016.alamidwinter. org/. Fully registered attendees can create a personalized agenda and search for meeting, program, event times, and locations.

ACRL Discussion Groups

Assessment: Saturday, January 9, 3:00 –4:00 p.m.

Balancing Baby and Book: Sunday, January 10, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: The Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group is a fun and informal group that includes all types of librarians—moms, dads, new parents, potential parents, and anyone else interested in how parenting and librarianship can be successfully intertwined. HR issues, daycare, tenure, and a variety of other topics can be discussed. Everyone is welcome!

Heads of Public Services: Saturday, January 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Topic: The Heads of Public Services Discussion Group will be discussing issues related to staffing, space allocations and reorganizations, embedded/liaison librarianship, and other current topics that may emerge as we gather.

Information Commons: Saturday, January 9, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Topic: Communicating for collaboration.

Library and Information Science Collections: Sunday, January 10, 8:30–10:00 a.m. Topic: The LIS Collections Discussion Group meeting will include a discussion of current issues related to Library and Information Science (LIS) collections. Topics may include evolving issues with ebooks as well as the impact of trends such as open access, library publishing, and data services on the work of those responsible for LIS collections.

Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Saturday, January 9, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: Nuts and Bolts of MOOC & Library Collaboration.

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries: Wednesday, January 20, 3:00–4:00 p.m. (Virtual). Topic: Discussion of the Modern Language Association International Bibliography.

Personnel Administrators & Staff Development: Saturday, January 9, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. and Sunday, January 10, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. Topic: A discussion of topical issues, emerging trends, and best practices by personnel and staff development officers.

Philosophical, Religious, and Theological Studies: Sunday, January 10, 4:30– 5:30 p.m. Topic: Special topics in philosophical, religious, and theological librarianship.

Scholarly Communication: Sunday, January 10, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Topic: Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies: How Libraries Are Making It All Work.

Undergraduate Librarians: Sunday, January 10, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Topic: Ideas, approaches, success stories, and lessons learned about serving undergraduate students.


fn1-0760596Guests 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.

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