Seeking volunteers: Co-Chair of ASERL ScholComm, CollDev, and SpecColxns Committees
From: John Burger (
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:32:27 -0700 (PDT)

ASERL Friends:


It’s that time of year again:  We seek volunteers to serve as co-chairs for our three standing committees:  Scholarly Communications, Collection Development, and (new for 2018) Special Collections.  

  • Scholarly Communications:  Seeking a successor for Molly Keener (Wake Forest); other co-chair is Andy Wesolek (Clemson) whose term runs through 6/30/2019.  Terms would be through June 30, 2020.
  • Collection Development:  Seeking a successor for Molly Royse (U-Tennessee); other co-chair is Liz Siler (UNC Charlotte) whose term runs through 6/30/2019.  Term would be through June 30, 2020.
  • Special Collections:  This is a new committee for us.  Suzan Alteri (U-Florida) is serving as our Visiting Program Officer through July 30, 2018.  Seeking 1 – 2 people to lead these activities following the end of Suzan’s VPO tenure.  Terms would be through June 30, 2020.


Roles & Responsibilities

  * Candidates must work in an ASERL library and be available to contribute 2 - 3 hours per month to this volunteer activity. 

  *  Seeking people with good professional connections and an interest in new programming models and technologies.

  *  Effective at fostering a sense of community across remote locations.

  *  Very current on emerging issues in their area of specialty (scholarly communications, collection management, special collections).

  *  Willing to contact people inside/outside ASERL to serve as webinar speakers.

  *  Familiarity with basic webpage editing tools (WordPress) to help monitor/maintain the relevant webpages.

   * Willing to interact with vendors and other librarians to explore cooperative purchasing/licensing offers for ASERL as needed.


Anyone interested in working on these initiatives are asked to submit their names and brief professional background to me by May 15, 2017.  Self-nominations are encouraged.  The final selection will be made by the ASERL Board.


Please contact me with any questions.  Thanks for considering this request.  We look forward to maintaining the positive momentum of these important activities into the next program year.





John Burger, Executive Director

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)

c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library

540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316

Atlanta, GA  30322






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