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ASERL Fall 2023 Membership Meeting

Nov 29, 2023
John C. Hitt Library, University of Central Floirda

ASERL Member Representatives are called to attend the 2023 Fall Membership Meeting! 

The ASERL Board of Directors is pleased to invite our member deans and directors to participate in the Association’s 2023 Fall Membership Meeting on November 29-30 at University of Central Florida.  The agenda includes many interesting sessions, options for our members to network and info-share, as well as an optional half-day preconference about the power of introverted leadership.  

DRAFT Meeting agenda:  See below.
Please go to https://ezregister.com/events/38969/
HOTEL Reservations: 
Please go to this link.


  • Our HQ hotel is the Celeste Hotel, adjacent to the UCF campus. See below for more information. 
  • The Membership Meeting will take place on campus in the John C. Hitt Library starting at 1pm ET on November 29 and adjourning at approximately 12pm ET on November 30.  
  • The optional preconference will take place from 9am – 12pm on November 29 in the Hitt Library.
  • The members’ reception will take place at the Celeste Hotel on the evening of November 29.

Hotel Information:  Celeste Hotel, 4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826Tel:  407-207-4700

  • ASERL’s discount room rate is $159/night, excluding taxes and fees.  Reservations must be made by November 6, 2023 to receive this discount.
  • The hotel & campus are equidistant from the Orlando (MCO) and Sanford (SFB) airports — approximately 30-40 minutes by car from either landing spot.  Some locals have a preference for SFB, as it is smaller, easier to navigate than the big tourist hub at MCO.
  • The Celeste Hotel does not provide an airport shuttle service.  Sorry!  Participants will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
  • The host hotel is adjacent to campus, approximately an 8-10 minute walk to the library where our meetings will take place. On-campus transportation (golf carts) can be arranged if needed — please contact John Burger if needed.

Meeting Registration:  Registration closes on November 6, 2023.  Click here to register.  

Recommended Restaurants:  As suggested by Beau Case and colleagues.  Enjoy the list!

QUESTIONS:  Please contact John Burger with other questions.



ASERL Fall 2023 Membership Meeting

November 29-30, 2023

Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

All times Eastern

3:30pm – 5:00pm ASERL Board Meeting

UCF John C. Hitt Library – 320 Seminar Room

5:30pm – 7pm Libations & Conversations for Early Arrivers

Lobby Bar – Celeste Hotel


Wednesday, November 29, 2023
8:30am Light breakfast available at UCF Hitt Library for any early-arrivers for the Introverted Leaders workshop.


OPTIONAL PRE-WORKSHOP:  The Power of Introverted Leaders – Elaina Norlin

UCF John C. Hitt Library – Multipurpose Room 402

Librarianship, a profession with a significant number of introverts, presents a unique opportunity to explore and embrace the strengths and abilities that introverted individuals bring to leadership roles. Through active small group sessions and case studies, this workshop aims to provide insights into introversion and power structures, focusing on the four types of introversion, the superpowers of introverts, potential blind spots during times of stress, and strategies to create a balanced inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels valued and heard.

12:00pm Optional Boxed Lunch

UCF John C. Hitt Library – Multipurpose Room 402

1:00pm ASERL Fall 2023 Membership Meeting

UCF John C. Hitt Library – Multipurpose Room 402

Welcome / Call to Order – Gale Etschmaier, Florida State University & ASERL President

Welcome to new deans / directors & guests / visitors

  • See also:  New & noteworthy items from member libraries
1:15pm ASERL Organizational Planning Update

  • Review / Approval / Possible Vote:  Changes to ASERL’s Membership Criteria 
    NOTE:  Approval/implementation of the proposed changes would mean changing ASERL’s bylaws.  Changes to bylaws require approval from 2/3 of the Association’s members (i.e., 26 of 38 members).
  • Review / Approval / Possible Vote:  ASERL 2024 – 2027 Strategic Framework
    NOTE:  The Strategic Framework is a policy document and may be approved without a change to ASERL bylaws.  The ASERL Board of Directors actively seeks member input / support for this strategy.
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Library Renovations – A Real World Look

Small group tours of the renovations of John C. Hitt Library – some are complete, and some are still in progress.  What issues do you see that could impact any renovations you may be conjuring for your library?

3:15pm Library Renovations – Lessons Learned

Panel presentation / Q and A:  Greg Raschke (NCSU), Carrie Cooper (W+M), Beau Case (UCF)

4:15pm Wrap-up for the day / Recess
5:15pm Members’ Reception – Celeste Hotel
Evening Dinner Groups / On your own – see Dinner Group sign-up sheets / local restaurant list


Thursday, November 30, 2023
8:30am Light Breakfast – UCF John C. Hitt Library – Multipurpose Room 402
9:00am Reconvene / Any follow-up from preceding day?

UCF John C. Hitt Library – Multipurpose Room 402

9:15am Dean’s Discussion GroupsTopics TBD on the fly
10:15am Break
10:30am Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Research, Teaching & Learning.
Speakers = TBD
11:30am Late-Breaking News & Other Updates
11:45am Q & A  / Wrap-Up / Adjourn


FALL 2023 MEETING REGISTRATION:  Please go to https://ezregister.com/events/38969/
HOTEL Reservations: 
Please go to this link.

SAVE THESE DATES!  ASERL Spring 2024 Membership Meeting = May 22,23, 2024.  Place = TBD.


University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL United States + Google Map


John Burger