Mark your calendars; ARLD Day is coming soon! Join us on April 26, 2013 as we explore Changing Collections: Advocating for our Future. This annual gathering is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Academic and Research Libraries Division.
Our keynote speaker, Jenica Rogers, is the Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam. She has taken a stand against unsustainable pricing structures by database content providers, most notably by cancelling the American Chemical Society journal package for 2013 and instituting alternate resources. In addition, Rogers has said she will not agree to anymore non-disclosure forms with publishers going forward. Will librarians follow her lead in advocating for our future? See her blog at http://www.attemptingelegance.com and recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education at http://chronicle.com/article/As-Chemistry-Journals-Prices/134650/
Look for ARLD’s call for conference session proposals, in both full-length and “lightning round” formats. We will be calling for submissions on a variety of topics such as: innovations in collection development, publisher/vendor relationships, teaching and learning, mobility and e-learning, e-books in academia, reference and outreach, assessment and impact, advocacy through social media, purchase on demand, patron driven acquisition, open access publishing, and marketing and promotion.
In addition we are seeking nominations for the Innovator’s Award which recognizes librarians or project teams who have made an outstanding recent contribution to advance the mission of an academic library in Minnesota. More information is available at .http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/awards/minnesota-academic-innovators-award
We hope you will be able to join us on April 26, 2013, at the beautiful University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen. Registration information will be available in March. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with colleagues, and explore new ideas for your library.
Randi Madisen, Electronic Resources Librarian
Century College Library, 651-779-3292