Current Program Schedule of Librarians' Forum Meetings

Planning for the 2013-2014 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. Minutes and video recordings will be made available (authentication required) shortly after the meeting date. All meetings are held in the Hatcher Gallery, from 8:30 - 10:30 am unless specially noted below.

Minutes and presentation slides (if available) as well as video recordings will be made available (authentication required) shortly following the meeting.

September 20, 2013

Join us for the first Librarians' Forum meeting of the 2013-2014 year. The Forum business part of the meeting will include introductions of the new board, introductions of new librarians, and a few brief announcements.

James Hilton, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Digital Educational Initiatives, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Professor of Information will give his first presentation to Librarians' Forum followed by time for questions and answers.

October 16, 2013

Agenda includes Librarians' Forum business (15 mins.), Research and Creative Projects award recipients presentations (30 mins.), Librarians' Promotion Policy Review Committee update and Promotion effective date discussion with LHR (45 mins).

The Forum business part of the meeting will include introductions of new librarians, and a few brief announcements.

November 20, 2013

Speakers: Sidonie Smith, Director of the Institute for the Humanities; Ye Li, Chemistry Librarian

Sidonie Smith is the Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities. She is finishing a book on the future of doctoral education in the humanities and will discuss the future of Doctoral education and the Humanities.

Ye Li is the Chemistry Librarian at the Science Library. She will share her experience with the UM Road Scholars program.

December 18, 2013

An interactive presentation about the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive from J.J. Jacobson, including a cookie exchange, sign up here.

Jon Rothman, our Senate Assembly representative, will provide a report on the Senate Assembly discussions and vote on the resolutions related to AST. 

January 15, 2014

Join us for a panel on scholarly communication. Library authors, including Mark MacEachern, Sigrid Cordell, Ken Varnum, Beth Strickland, and Nandita Mani will speak about how the library is involved in the process of writing.

* Note: Because of the campus-wide network outage on January 15, 2014, this video is incomplete.

February 19, 2014

Come and learn from your colleagues as they give short talks sharing what they have presented, will present, or heard at a conference.

  • Rebecca Welzenbach, Journals Coordinator, Michigan Publishing: So You Want to Start a Journal: Tips for Launching and Sustaining Scholarly Publications
  • Sherle Abramson-Bluhm, Head Print Acquisitions: 120 to 12: Reducing Days to Shelf with Vendor Services, Cat-on-receipt and Automated Bib Overlay
  • Emily Hamstra, Learning Librarian & Kinesiology Librarian: Read all the books!: Reading for RUSA's Reading List
  • Renee Tambeau, Marketing & Outreach Director, Michigan Publishing and Melody Herr, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Michigan Publishing: Attending Conferences as a Vendor
  • Sara DeWaay, Library Learning & Teaching: Textiles as Realia: Are They Records?
  • Emily Puckett Rodgers, Special Projects Librarian, Learning & Teaching: Library of the Future: A Tour of the NCSU Libraries
  • Yunah Sung, Interim Head of Asia Library, Liangyu Fu, Chinese Studies Librarian, and Jungwon Yang, International Government Information and Public Policy Librarian: Bridging Technology, Information, and Academia: New Horizon in Asian Studies Librarianship
  • Judy Ahronheim, Head, Electronic Resource Access Services: Enhancing Authority Records to Aid Copyright Review
  • Jeremy York, Assistant Director for HathiTrust: Digital Repositories for Preservation and Access

March 19, 2014

Come hear from our colleagues at Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) and Clements Library about their experiences in operating from remote library spaces. Has the change in physical location also changed the way they connect with clients and interact with physical library collections? What have they learned about providing service and communicating from a remote location.

Nadia Lalla, Assistant Director, Collections and Information Services, and Whitney Townsend, Liaison Services Librarian & Coordinator, Health Sciences Executive Research Service, both of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, and Diana Sykes, the Reading Room Manager at the Clements Library will share their collective experience as they transition their collections to renovate their library space. There will be time for questions after the presentations.

April 16, 2014

Speaker: Martha Pollack, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Hear from the provost on the current state of higher education.

Liz Copeland from Library Human Resources will also provide the Forum with an update on the current performance management process and opportunities going forward.

May 21, 2014

Topic: Business meeting: committee updates and end of the year wrap-up

June 18, 2014

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.

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Last modified: 06/24/2014