It’s that time again! The 2017 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching and will be held on May 1st & 2nd at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. If you are interested in attending this event, ACRL/ DVC is offering a stipend up to $700 to cover expenses (registration, travel, and lodging).
To apply for this stipend, please email the ACRL/DVC legislative liaison, Sarah Wingo (Sarah.Wingo@villanova.edu), with “ACRL/DVC Legislative Stipend” in your subject line. Include with your email a statement of no more than 300 words detailing why you would like to attend the Legislative Day. The deadline to apply is April 1st. For more information about National Library Legislative Day, you can also check the Legislative Day page on the ALA Washington Office web site (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld).
Are you interested in a rewarding professional development opportunity with a team of fantastic librarians? The Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL is seeking nominees for the following offices:
- Vice President/President Elect – This is a three-year term, elected position. Serve one year as VP, one year as President and one year as Past President. Voting privileges. Must be a member of ACRL national.
- Secretary – This is a two-year term, elected position. Voting privileges.
- Director at Large – This is a three-year term, elected position. Voting privileges.
See the ACRL DVC website for full Board Member Position Descriptions with duties. The Board meets approximately ten times per year (virtually and in person) to develop programs, to provide mentorship and networking opportunities, and to address issues in the larger library landscape. The goal of the ACRL DVC is to “promote library and information services and library and information professionals in college, university and research organizations within the Delaware Valley.”
Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. Please submit nominations through this form by Friday, March 3, for ballot distribution on Monday, March 12. The ballot will remain open until Friday, March 24 at 5:00PM.
Thank you, on behalf of the Nominating Committee!
Cathy Ogur, Past President
Anne Schwelm, Secretary
Pam Harris, Director at Large
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL/DVC) annual scholarship essay is designed to foster and support future academic librarians. A $1000 scholarship award is offered this spring to cover expenses towards attending the ACRL 2017 Baltimore Conference, At the Helm: Leading Transformation. The conference is held once every two years and offers librarians the opportunity to discover new ideas and stay at the forefront of the profession.
Library school students living or working in the chapter’s service area (eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) and who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited program, including distance education programs, are invited to apply.
Each applicant will need to answer the following question in 500 words or less. The student who receives the award will be asked to write an entry for the ACRL/DVC blog about their ACRL Conference experience. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017. Submit your entry to Martha Stevenson, email@example.com.
Applicant Question: Identify 2-3 programs in the Conference Schedule of interest to you. Why might they benefit your studies?