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Virtual Town Halls with ILA ACRL

From ILA ACRL President Liz Riordan:

We find ourselves in uncharted waters lately. Many of you are already working remotely because of COVID-19, and the rest of you (myself included) find ourselves waiting for news to come out that your library will be closing. 

So now what? Where does that leave us as academic librarians? 


Tips for using remote meeting programs

Hello Iowa ACRL,

I reached out to Dan Gall, the University of Iowa's Distance Education Librarian, for tips or advice as courses and other activities move online. Here are some tips from Dan:


Campus and Community Coronavirus Response

Hello Iowa ACRL!  Many of you are probably working on plans for what you can do from home in case COVID-19 impacts your college or university. This can be a challenge,  but we’ve received some great recommendations from ILA?ACRL members that you can see below. What other things can you think of to add to the list that might help your fellow academic librarians?


New Decade, New Conference - Round Two

New Decade, New Conference - Round Two


The Spring Conference Committee for 2021 hosted three online focus groups in February and now it's time to hear from even more of you. Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on the future of our Spring Conference, here: The survey will close on March 20, 2020.


Thank you!


New Decade, New Conference

The Spring Conference Committee for 2021 wants your input!

Join us for one of the upcoming online focus groups to discuss the future of the Iowa ACRL and IPAL Spring Conference! Following these groups, we'll also conduct a survey in order to develop a beneficial, sustainable Spring Conference moving forward.

Your input will help us make some key decisions. We’ll host the focus groups on Zoom during these times:



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