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.
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
Jon Rothman, our Senate Assembly representative, will provide a report on the Senate Assembly discusisons and vote on the resolutions related to AST.
January 15, 2014
Topic: Scholary communication; Library authors will speak about how the library is involved in the process of writing.
February 19, 2014
Topic: Conference Presentations
Come and learn from your colleagues as they give short talks sharing what they have presented, will present, or heard at a conference.
March 19, 2014
April 16, 2014
Speaker: Martha Pollack, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.