Greetings from the President

Wishing all members a great start to another academic year!

The 2017-18 chapter officers  met over the summer to discuss goals and initiatives for the year. In addition to continuing the successful programs already established, we plan to offer new networking and educational opportunities and hope to hear from membership about the types of programs that would be most valuable.

I would like to take an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of the 2016-2017 Board under the leadership of Martha Stevenson.

Student Stipend
In November, the Chapter awarded Alexandra Wilder a $1,000 stipend in support of her MLIS studies at Drexel University.

Fall Program
Also in November, the chapter hosted the program, CritLib:Theory and Action at Swarthmore College with presentations  on the intersections of identity, social justice, and professional practice.

ACRL DVC Student Scholarship
Julianna Pakstis
In April, the Chapter awarded MLIS student Julianna Pakstis a scholarship to attend the ACRL annual conference in Baltimore. Read her conference report.

 

leadership reception

Leaders Reception at ACRL Annual Conference
For the first time, the Chapter collaborated with the Maryland Chapter of the ACRL to host a leadership reception at the annual conference. The event was a success thanks to the generous donations of 26 organizations and individuals.

I would also like to recognize the chapter officers who completed their time on the board this past May: Cathy Ogur, University of Pennsylvania;  Anne Schwelm, Cabrini College; Pamela Harris, Swarthmore College; Christina McCawley, West Chester University; and Kristyna Carroll.

What Can You Do Now?

We have a terrific fall program planned and will be posting information soon, so be on the lookout. In the meantime, please take a moment to join or renew your chapter membership  and consider participating in our Mentor Program

If you have ideas you wish to share or are interested in becoming more involved in the organization, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Bellafante, Chapter President

Looking for a Service Opportunity? Consider the ACRL DVC Board!

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