Library Announcements 1.7.19

It’s not goodbye; it’s see you later…

Kellie Marlatt

Open Parks Network and the Government Shutdown

Due to the ongoing shutdown of the federal government, we will not receive any new shipments of material to digitize from our National Park Service partners. Additionally, we are unable to contact park employees during this time. For more information about the impact of the shutdown on our federally sponsored projects, contact Chris Vinson,

–Chris Vinson

Webinar Viewing: Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace

Please join us on Tuesday, January 15 to watch the live webinar: “Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace.”

The viewing will take place in Classroom 204 at 3:00 PM.

[From the online description] In this webinar, presenter Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will share examples of implicit bias within the library workplace and discuss best practices for addressing and minimizing implicit bias in recruitment, hiring and retention.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Increase awareness of situations involving biases.
  • Identify different types of implicit bias challenges.
  • Develop an understanding of how to approach implicit biases.
  • Describe strategies and solutions to foster an inclusive work environment that may be applied within library workplace.
  • Apply best practices within library workplace to reduce implicit bias in recruiting, hiring and retention.

Renna Redd

Volunteer for ACRL by February 15th

With a new year, do you want to volunteer with ACRL? The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! To be considered for a committee appointment, most starting July 2, 2019, complete the ACRL volunteer form the ACRL website by February 15, 2019.

You may like to read the “Make a Difference: Connect, Contribute, Collaborate”  article from the December 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries News for more background information.

For any questions ask Ed who presently serves on the ACRL Membership Committee.

Ed Rock

ASERL Products and Initiatives Update with John Burger

John Burger, Executive Director – ASERL, will be visiting Cooper Library on Monday, January 14th and will provide updates on ASERL products and initiatives. This presentation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. in Room 309 on the third floor of Cooper Library. We will also broadcast this presentation to the Library Depot. If the Depot’s Conference Room control panel is still out of order, we will record the presentation for later viewing for the Depot.

Kellie Marlatt

Send announcements to Kellie Marlatt ( by noon on Friday.

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