[aserl_coll_assess] REMINDER: Seeking volunteers to co-chair ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:57:13 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

A reminder that we are extended the period for volunteers to help lead our 
newly-reinvigorated Collection Assessment Interest Group.  More details are 
below.  Please contact me by November 15 if you're interested.



John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322


From: John Burger
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:52 AM
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Subject: HELP WANTED: ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group

ASERL Friends:

You may recall that in May 2018 the ASERL Board of Directors tasked me with 
developing a new 'charge' statement to re-focus our longstanding Collection 
Development Interest Group more specifically on Collection Assessment.  Over 
the summer, we recruited volunteers (see below) to help with drafting the 
following new charge for this group, as follows:

"The ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group will support the identification 
of best practices for analyzing how library collections contribute to their 
university's mission, enhance research excellence, and drive student success.  
The group will identify opportunities to leverage the knowledge and talents in 
ASERL libraries and to facilitate the sharing of qualitative and quantitative 
measurements of collection impact."

We anticipate conducting an environmental scan and developing a series of 
activities that are similar to our Scholarly Communications Interest Group:  to 
foster a new community of practice, including new webinars, an unconference, 
and focused discussion groups.

Liz Siler (UNC Charlotte) was a co-chair of the former Collection Development 
Interest Group and she will continue to serve as co-chair for the new group 
through June 30, 2019.  We are now seeking another volunteer to work with Liz 
and me to implement these new activities.

The new Co-Chairs will serve a (nearly) two-year term, concluding in June 2020. 
 He/she will work with us to establish priorities for the coming year and 
review emerging issues/opportunities as they arise.

Desired skills/expertise

  *  Effective at fostering a sense of community across remote locations

  *  Well-connected & current:  Very current on emerging issues in their area 
of collection assessment

  *  Availability to contribute 2 - 3 hours per month to this volunteer activity

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

  *  Experience in planning unconferences / similar events is desirable

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

Anyone interested in working on these initiatives are asked to submit their 
names and brief professional background to me by November 15, 2018.  
Self-nominations are encouraged.  The final selection will be made by the ASERL 
Board during their November 29 meeting.

Last but not least:  Our thanks to those who served on the Task Force that 
drafted the charge for this new work!

   Skye Hardesty, Georgia State University

   Jay Forrest, Georgia Tech

   Jane Pinzino, Tulane

   Peggy Kain, UAB

   Kirill Tolpygo, UNC Chapel Hill

   Liz Siler, UNC Charlotte

   Christine Fischer, UNC Greensboro

   Tara Cataldo, University of Florida

   Antje Mays, University of Kentucky

   Brian Young, University of Mississippi

   Paul Cammarata, University of South Carolina

   Molly Royse, University of Tennessee

   Ellie Kohler, Virginia Tech

Thanks, y'all, for considering this request.  Please let me know any questions. 
 We look forward to maintaining the positive momentum into the next program 


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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