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Spring Iowa ACRL Conference Wrap-Up

This year's spring conference was a great success, with approximately 130 people in attendance. Keynote speaker ACRL President Pamela Snelson spoke on communicating the value of academic libraries to constituents.
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ILA Fall Conference Buzz

This year the ILA/ACRL is sponsoring a speaker followed by a panel discussion on the subject of starting a statewide library consortium. The speaker will be Julia Gammon of OhioLINK, and panelists include State Librarian Mary Wegner, Jan Dellinger of Hawkeye Community College, and Becky Mather of the Mississippi Bend AEA. Each will bring her own unique perspective and experience to the discussion of how a library consortium in Iowa might work.
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ACRL Chapters Council Report

ACRL Chapter Council
June 2007

Campus Advocacy ToolKit
The University section of ACRL has launched an initiative to help chapters develop their own regional campus advocacy programs. See the Advocacy Toolkit Website for more details.

2008 Division Awards
Iowa has many outstanding academic libraries. Why not start now to develop an application for one of ACRL's three awards:

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President's Piece

A few year ago, Christine Kline, a University of Iowa SLIS student, asked me to advise her work for an independent study on the workforce projections for college libraries in Iowa. Chris completed that study, surveying college library directors around the state, and assembled her findings. She predicted that there would be a sudden rise in openings in academic libraries in Iowa , especially in leadership positions. It is amazing to see how accurate her predictions were as we see the changes occurring in leadership in several Iowa colleges.

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July 2007 Newsletter

July Newletter, 2007
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