Planning for the 2014-2015 Librarians' Forum meetings is underway. Meeting information on this page will be updated as we confirm speakers and topics. All Librarians' Forum meetings are recorded. All meetings are held in the Hatcher Gallery, from 8:30 - 10:30 am on the third Wednesday of every month unless specially noted below.
September 17, 2014
Speaker: Open discussion of Forum programming (Nick Tobier had to unexpectedly cancel)
October 15, 2014
Future Directions for Michigan Publishing
Speaker: Charles Watkinson, AUL for Publishing and Director of UM Press
Charles will talk about the current status of Michigan Publishing, the strategic directions being adopted by its staff, and further opportunities he sees for publishing as an integral part of the Library's service offerings. One of the EC's executive agenda items concerns the articulation of the value of publishing in a library context, and Charles looks forward to plenty of feedback and discussion.
November 19, 2014
Speaker (rescheduled from Sept.): Nick Tobier, Special Counsel to the Provost on Faculty Civic Engagement and Associate Professor, School of Art & Design
Tobier, who has a new role in the Provost's Office will speak to the library about the Engagement Spectrum--from inspired by to co-creation. Some challenges and opportunities facing students, faculty, staff and communities.
December 10, 2014 (NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE)
Food and celebration in Greco-Roman Egypt
Speaker: Brendan Haug, Archivist of the Papyrology Collection and Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies
We are also planning a Middle Eastern breakfast in lieu of coffee and bagels!
January 21, 2015
Panel on self-governance (not confirmed)
February 18, 2015
Conference presentations re-cap (not confirmed)
March 18, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 20, 2015
Topic: Business meeting: committee updates and end of the year wrap-up
June 17, 2015
Are you a librarian eligible for promotion? Wondering how the process works (or has changed since your last promotion), what's required, and how to go about putting together your dossier?
The Promotion Review Committee is holding a training session for all librarians who are currently eligible to apply for promotion. All librarians and supervisors of librarians are welcome to attend.
For videos & minutes of older meetings, please visit the Staff Intranet.