ASERL Spring 2021 Membership Meeting & Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
ASERL Board Meeting

1:30pm – 1:45pm ET
Welcome – Jan Lewis, East Carolina University, ASERL President
• Introductions – Guests & Newcomers
• Highlights from “Member News & Notes” survey

1:45pm – 2:45pm ET
Program Updates
DEI Taskforces Update
• Scholarly Communications Interest Group Update
• Special Collections Interest Group Update
• See written activity updates

2:45pm – 3:00pm ET:  Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Small Group Discussions: Recruitment & Retention: What can we do as a group?

4:15pm ET
Online Social Hour using Spatial Chat

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:30am – 9:50am ET
Coffee & Conversation: Higher Education in a Post-Pandemic World – Philip Rogers, Chancellor – East Carolina University
Introduction by Jan Lewis, Director – ECU Libraries

9:50am – 10:45am ET
Small Group Discussions: How will our libraries be different after the pandemic? (Zoom break-out rooms led by ASERL Board members.)
• Room #1: Staffing / telework
• Room #2: Changes in library services
• Room #3: Use of library physical spaces, particularly by students; could include redesign concepts to accommodate new use preferences
• Room #4: Shared collections and the emphasis on access rather than ownership
• Room #5: Sustainable publishing environments – supporting open access publishing and infrastructure both at the library / institution level and as an academic community
• Room #6: Funding / budgets
• Room #7: Future of professional development, conferences, and other service opportunities for staff

10:45am – 11:00am ET:  Break

11:00am – 11:45am ET
Discussion: Libraries’ roles in your university’s racial recognition / reconciliation activities. Brief opening remarks:
• Elaine Westbrooks (UNC Chapel Hill)
• Tim Pyatt (Wake Forest)
• Carrie Cooper (William & Mary)

Optional Background Info: Elaine Westbrooks’ presentation to VIVA, “The Reckoning: Visioning and Planning a New Paradigm for Equity, Antiracism, and Social Justice in Libraries:” https://bit.ly/2PafV2A


11:45am – 12:15pm ET
2021 Annual Meeting
• Financial Update – Cecilia Botero, ASERL Secretary-Treasurer
• First Review / Member Feedback: Proposed FY23 ASERL Budget
• Board elections
• New Business?
• Adjourn 2021 Annual Meeting


12:15pm ET
Last-Minute News & Updates / Announcements / Reminders
Adjourn