ASERL Fall 2019 Membership Meeting
October 29-30, 2019
Vanderbilt University Central Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
October 28, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Informal Drinks & Snacks for Early Arrivals
LOCATION CHANGE: Union Common – 1929 Broadway, Nashville TN
October 29, 2019
9:00am: ASERL Board of Directors Meeting. Room 800FA, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
11:00am: Optional Tour: Central Library, Vanderbilt University. Meet at 4th Floor lobby
12:00pm: Lunch – Community Room – 4th Floor – Central Library, Vanderbilt University
12:45pm: ASERL Fall 2019 Membership Meeting. 4th Floor – Central Library, Vanderbilt University
Welcome / Call to Order – Anne Prestamo, Florida International University. Community Room
* See Member News & Notes
1:00pm – 2:15pm: ASERL in 2022: Refining our Goals and Strategies
• Overview of the Board’s process – Anne Prestamo
• Organizational Assessment
o Review / vote:
• Small group discussions:
o Proposed Mission, Vision & Values Statements
o Member feedback on proposed Strategic Directions
o What criteria would you suggest for assessing ASERL’s current interest groups / communities of interest?
o Which communities are most relevant / important to you?
2:15pm – 2:30pm: Break
2:30pm – 3:45pm: Dean & Director Discussion Tables: What’s on your mind?
3:45pm: Recess for the day
4:30pm: Members’ Reception – Eskind Biomedical Library. 2209 Garland Avenue. Our sincere thanks to Vanderbilt University Libraries for sponsoring this reception.
Evening: Dinner. See sign-up sheets in meeting room for dinner groups as desired, or on your own.
October 30, 2019
8:00am: Continental Breakfast – Community Room – 4th Floor Vanderbilt Central Library
8:30am: Reconvene. Community Room – 4th Floor Vanderbilt Central Library
* Report back from Deans’ Discussion Tables?
* Any other follow-up items from previous day?
8:45am – 9:45am: Presentation: An Environmental Scan of Community-Supported Infrastructure in Academic Libraries. Emily Gore, Library Technology Specialist.
* See: Speaker’s slides | Google Doc with notes on OS software in use in ASERL libraries
9:45am – 10:00am: Break
10:00am – 10:45am: Small Group Discussions:
* In your opinion, should our institutions encourage or seek to advance open source tools, or should we just allow the market to develop solutions? Why?
* What are the benefits of using Open Source tools?
* Challenges & risks?
* How should libraries evaluate such tools?
* And what are our common interests in this arena, if any?
Moderators: John Ulmschneider, Virginia Commonwealth University; Tyler Walters, Virginia Tech
10:45am – 11:15am: Presentation / Discussion: Overview of UVA’s Educational Materials Made Accessible (“EMMA”) Project – John Unsworth, University of Virginia
11:15am – 11:45am: Updates / Late-Breaking News
1) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee – Chris Cox, Clemson University & Martin Halbert, UNC Greensboro
2) CFDP & Scholars Trust Print Journal Retention / CRL Collection Analysis Update – Cheryle Cole-Bennett, ASERL
3) 1619 Shared Exhibit – John Burger
4) ASERL-BTAA Accessibility Assessment Partnership – John Burger
5) Resource Sharing Updates – John Burger
6) Seeking Photos for Holiday e-Card – John Burger
7) Updates from recent & upcoming member discount offers – Adam Matthew Digital, EBSCO ebooks, SAE Digital – John Burger
11:45am – 12:00pm: Q & A / Wrap-Up / Adjourn
REMINDER: Wintertime e-Update: February 20, 2020 – 2pm ET
SAVE THE DATES: Spring Membership Meeting: May 27-28, 2020 – Atlanta