AGENDA     [PDF format]
ASERL Fall 2018 Membership Meeting
November 28 – 30, 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia

November 28, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm
ASERL Board Meeting
Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta – Avalon 1 Room

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Informal Drinks & Snacks for Early arrivals
The Consulate Atlanta, Ten 10th Street NW, Atlanta GA 30309 [map]

November 29, 2018
Optional Library Tours. Pre-registration is required.
Emory/Georgia Tech Library Service Center or Georgia State University Library.
Meet buses in front of Hyatt Centric hotel by 9am.

Buffet Lunch

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting / Working lunch.
Avalon Ballroom, Hyatt Centric hotel.

ASERL Fall 2018 Membership Meeting
Welcome / Call to Order – Yolanda Cooper, Emory University
Avalon Ballroom, Hyatt Centric hotel.

FYI: Member News & Notes  |  ASERL Work Status Report

Presentation & Discussion:  ASERL — Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, Where We Are headed?
1)    Review of current finances & budget projections – Tim Pyatt, ASERL Secretary-Treasurer
2)    Update on key activities – ASERL staff
a.    Shared Print – Collaborative Federal Depository Program | Scholars Trust | CRL Collection Analysis
b.    Resource Sharing / Document Delivery
c.    Professional Development Interest Groups:  Collection Assessment, Scholarly Communications, Special Collections

3)    Review of Member Inputs – Yolanda Cooper.
a.    Results of Deans’ Valued Consortia Survey (Oct 2018)
b.    Deans’ Long-Term Planning Survey (July/August 2018)
c.    Feedback from ‘New-ish’ Deans Focus Group (December 2017)
d.    Evaluation of Miami Meeting (December 2017)
e.    Evaluations of Knoxville Meeting (May 2018)

2:15pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Results of ASERL’s Organizational Research Project – John Burger, ASERL

3:00pm – 4:15pm
Member Input – Future Directions for ASERL
*         Small Group Discussions led by Board members:  Members’ desired goals & outcomes for ASERL.
*         Report–outs from small group discussions
*         Large Group Polling via

Recess for the day

Members’ Reception
4:45pm:  Bus departs Hyatt hotel for Emory
5:15pm:  Arrive Emory University campus.
6:15pm:  Bus departs Emory campus for Hyatt hotel

Our sincere thanks to Emory University Libraries for sponsoring
our reception and the transportation to it.

Dinner.  See sign-up sheets in meeting room for dinner groups as desired, or on your own. Recommended area restaurants.


November 30, 2018
Continental Breakfast
Hyatt Centric hotel – Fork & Juniper restaurant

Reconvene.  Follow-up items from previous day?
Hyatt Centric hotel – Avalon Ballroom.

8:45am – 10:00am
Presentation/Discussion:  Diversity & Inclusion:  Building Community in Higher Education – Michelle Garfield Cook, Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, University of Georgia

10:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 10:45am
Member Info Sharing / Discussion:  How to effectively communicate with University Administrators re: Ongoing annual cost increases for journals?

Library journal expenditures as proportion of Total Library Expenditures over time – Stanley Wilder, LSU

10:45am – 11:15am
Review of Next Steps in ASERL Planning & Development Yolanda Cooper & Anne Prestamo, Florida International University

Housekeeping / Draft Changes to ASERL Bylaws – Tim Pyatt, Wake Forest University / ASERL Secretary-Treasurer

11:15am – 11:45am
Program Updates / Late-Breaking News
1.    ASERL Diversity & Inclusion Committee Update – Initial Steps, Assessments, Future Goals – Chris Cox, Clemson University & Martin Halbert, UNC Greensboro
2.    Re-Use of ASERL Salary Survey data – John Burger
3.    Disaster Response Inventory – John Burger
4.    Guidelines for Loaning Special Collections Materials – John Burger

11:45am – 12:00pm
Q & A  / Wrap-Up / Adjourn

NEXT ASERL MEETING:  May 30-31, 2019. Reston, Virginia – George Mason University