November 30 – December 2, 2022 – Raleigh, North Carolina

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pmASERL Board Meeting / Working Lunch
Skyview Ballroom, AC Marriott Hotel Downtown Raleigh – 7th floor
1:00pm – 5:00pmOptional Library Tours of Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Transport from AC Hotel to Durham / Duke University1:30pm – 2:45pm: 75-minute tour of Perkins-Bostock-Rubenstein libraries2:45pm – 3:15pm: Transport to Chapel Hill 3:15pm – 4:30pm: 75-minute tours of UNC-CH:  Wilson / Kenan libraries 4:30pm – 5:15pm: Transport back to AC Hotel in Raleigh
5:30pm – 6:30pmOptional:  Drinks & Snacks for Early Arrivers
The Willard Bar, AC Hotel – 7th floor

Thursday, December 1, 2022

10:00am1st transport departs AC Hotel for Tour of NCSU Hunt Library (1070 Partners Way, Raleigh NC)  (guest parking info for Hunt Library)10:30am – 11:45am:  75-minute tour of Hunt Library
11:45am2nd transport departs AC Hotel to NCSU Hunt Library for lunch and afternoon meetings
12:00pmBoxed lunches at Hunt LibraryDeans’ DEI Committee Working Lunch / Brainstorming for Grants
1:00pmASERL Spring 2022 Membership Meeting. Duke Energy Hall, 2nd floor Hunt Library (1070 Partners Way, Raleigh NC)
Welcome / Call to Order – Chris Cox, Clemson University, ASERL President
Welcome to new deans/directors & guests/visitors
1:30pm – 2:45pmPresentation / Small Group Discussions: Lessons I Learned in Creating Better Work Environments – Jamar O. Rahming, Wilmington Institute Free Library
2:45pm – 3:00pmBreak
3:00pm – 4:00pmPresentation / Discussion:  Choosing Collaborations to Build Capacity:  Evaluating Benefits & Managing Trade-offs – Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research (presentation via Zoom)
4:00 – 4:15pmWrap-up for the day / Recess
4:30pmTours & Members’ Reception
4:30pm:  Bus departs Hunt Library for DH Hill Library (2 W Broughton Dr, Raleigh)  (guest parking info)
4:45pm:  Arrive DH Hill Library
4:45pm:  45-minute tour of DH Hill Library
5:30pm:  Members’ Reception – Library Faculty Research Commons + VR Studio
6:10pm:  First Bus – Return to AC Hotel, 9 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
6:30pm:  Last Bus – Return to AC Hotel

Our thanks to North Carolina State University Libraries for their generosity in sponsoring the Members’ Reception!

EveningDinner.  On your own. Suggested nearby restaurants

Friday, December 2, 2022

8:00amFriday’s meetings will be in AC Hotel Horizon Ballroom, 7th floor
Breakfast Buffet – Inside meeting room
8:30amReconvene.  AC Hotel Horizon Ballroom (9 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh — 7th Floor) (recommended local parking at Bloc 83, 701 Hillsborough Street  — less costly than AC hotel)
Follow-up items from previous day?
8:30am – 9:30amBrief Presentations / Small Group Discussions:
Getting to “Recession Ready” – Best Practices for Managing Research Libraries during Economic Downturns

(two rounds of 20 minutes each, with reporting out to the full group afterward)
  • Managing Library Collections – Gale Etschmaier, moderator

  • Managing Library Personnel – Leslie Sharp, moderator

  • Managing Library Operations – Tim Pyatt, moderator

Small group discussions, report-outs.

9:30am – 9:45amBreak
9:45am – 10:45amASERL Membership Task Force:  Options for Growing ASERL’s Membership?
Gale Etschmaier (Florida State Univ) & Jason Battles (Univ of Arkansas)
10:45am – 11:15amConcurrent Session 1: Who-is-doing-what re vacancies in our libraries: staffing shortages and small candidate pools?  What’s working?
Concurrent Session 2:  Brainstorming for Grant Proposal for Recruiting BIPOC experts for hard-to-fill roles — Chris Cox & Elaina Norlin
11:15am – 11:25amUpdate:  Planning for ASERL BIPOC Retreat – Elaina Norlin
11:25am – 11:45amPresentation:  Meet your Consortial Neighbors:  Overview of Triangle Research Libraries Network – Lisa Croucher, TRLN Executive Director
11:45am – 12:00pmQ & A  / Wrap-Up / Adjourn


Spring e-Update:  February 21, 2023 at 2pm ET via Zoom

ASERL 2023 Spring Membership Meeting:  April 25-26, 2023