In accordance with its Bylaws, CRL holds an annual meeting of its Council of Voting Members "for the transaction of such business as may come before the meeting.” This is the main CRL governance event, at which representatives of CRL voting member libraries consider and discuss new and ongoing CRL initiatives, elect new Board members, and vote on the annual budget for the coming fiscal year. CRL’s president will report on the state of the organization and the outlook for its future, as CRL begins its eighth decade and transitions to new leadership.
The 2019 Council Meeting will be held in downtown Chicago on Thursday, May 23, and will be followed by a Global Resources Forum, a community conversation on the recent SSRC report To Secure Knowledge, on how "the infrastructure supporting the social sciences is shifting in ways that threaten to undercut research and knowledge production." The forum is a key opportunity for representatives of CRL libraries to help shape CRL's programs and strategic agenda.
Virginia Steel, Chair, CRL Board of Directors and University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Bradley Schaffner, Secretary, CRL Board of Directors and College Librarian and Senior Lecturer, Carleton College
Xuemao Wang, Treasurer, CRL Board of Directors and Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati
- Review of FY 2017 financial results and Fy 2018 finances to date
- Review and vote on proposed FY 2019 budget
Nominating Committee Report and Election of Board Members
President's Report: The State of the Organization and the Outlook for its Eighth Decade
Bernard F. Reilly, CRL President
Downtown Chicago: University of Chicago Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
CRL has arranged for special rates at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive. Reserve by April 30, 2019, by logging in at https://book.passkey.com/go/CenterResearchLibraries2019 Or call 1-800-233-1234, indicating the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of stay, and the Center Research Libraries 2019 Meeting
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