Current Program Schedule of Librarians' Forum Meetings

Planning for the 2016-2017 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.

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

September 21, 2016

The agenda will include introductions, opportunities for discussion, and updates from colleagues.

October 19, 2016

The agenda for the meeting includes:

  • Announcements and Introductions
  • Staff Forum Update
  • Riots, Police, and Justice: Julie Herrada discusses her work with this class
  • Forum Board Goals Update
  • Open Conversation on Forum Board Goals

November 16, 2016

The agenda for the meeting includes:

  • Announcements and Introductions
  • Panel discussion:  Stories from librarians working with the Development Office
  • Salary update with Donna Hayward and Andrea Lubetkin

December 21, 2016

Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers Collection

Come celebrate the Library's extensive -- and growing -- archives and materials documenting the careers of several American filmmakers known as independent thinkers and artists.  Phil Hallman, the film studies librarian, will be sharing some of the materials and what they can teach us about our history and society.

January 18, 2017

One Library

Do you ever wonder where you fit in the concept of One Library? What does that really mean to you and the work that you do? How do you personally fit in the greater picture of One Library?

Staff Forum, Librarians' Forum, and the Sharing Across One Library team invite all staff to attend a deeper look at One Library. This event is an opportunity to connect with your colleagues, and hear how "One Library" translates to our work and culture. This event will consist of smaller group discussions and activities, and we will have opportunities for participation if you are not able to attend.

February 15, 2017

The Library Diversity Plan and One Library Followup and Conversation

Ideas into action! Jeff Witt will be discussing the Diversity Plan and ways that we can integrate it into our work and assess outcomes. After that, we will be sharing the results of January's One Library Forum brainstorming, looking at themes, and planning what comes next.

The agenda will include:

  • Announcements and Introductions
  • The Library Diversity Plan -  Alignment, Impact, and Perspective
  • One Library Followup and Conversation

March 15, 2017

Librarian Led Research Projects

The agenda will include:

  • Announcements and introductions
  • Member concerns via various channels
  • Research project reports and discussion
    • Darlene Nichols: Introduction to librarian research
    • Noah Botimer: "Library Analytics data collection project"
    • Heidi Burkhardt, Denise Foley: "Tiny studies"
    • Kate Saylor: "Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students' Information Literacy and Perceptions of the Library"

April 19, 2017

Updates about the recruitment assessment team, travel, compensation, and the new associate dean of libraries.

  • Announcements and introductions
  • Updates
    • Recruitment Assessment and Proposal: Meghan Musolff, Meghan Sitar, Lori Tschirhart, and Andrea Lubetkin of the library recruitment cross functional team are pleased to share an update on the progress of their team including their recruitment proposal. The presentation outlines progress and future steps to improve the library's recruitment strategies and transform our practice to be more candidate-centered, efficient, and cost effective. They welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions.
    • Staff Travel Assessment with Ante' Britten and Tim Utter
    • Compensation with Andrea Lubetkin
    • Donna Hayward discusses her new role as associate dean of libraries

May 17, 2017

All-business meeting

  • Announcements and introductions
  • Updates from committees and task forces (elections results, Salary Committee report, etc)
  • Instructor College program
  • Review and reflection of Forum Board goals

June 21, 2017

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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