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
Role of Librarians in Faculty Governance at UM
Bob Fraser, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, UM Dearborn
Suzanne Gray, Information Literacy Librarian/ Women's & Gender Studies, Eastern Michigan University (prior UM Library employee)
Barbara MacAdam, Librarian Emerita, University of Michigan
Jim Ottaviani, Librarian for Deep Blue, University of Michigan
This panel of speakers will engage in a conversation about the role of librarians in past and current University governance, the effect of librarian service through volunteering on Senate Assembly and SACUA committees, and involvement in the continuing formation of the librarian profession. We will encourage and promote discussion with the Librarians' Forum members present.
February 18, 2015
Conference presentations re-cap program
Presenters: TBA (If you would like to volunteer as a presenter, please contact Kate Saylor.)
In summary style, we'll hear of the fascinating things that colleagues have presented at conferences over the past year. Presenters from last year talked about everything from So You Want to Start a Journal, Are Textiles Realia?, and Reading for RUSA's Reading List. We're sure to hear a wide variety of ways that librarians have influenced and impacted the profession with their research and engagement.
March 18, 2015
Dr. Sellers' work on inclusion, diversity, and academic affairs; and how the library contributes to this work
Speaker: Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs
April 15, 2015
LIT Front Door
Speaker: Maurice York, AUL for Library Information Technology
May 20, 2015
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.