2019 Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 
9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon Central Time
Location: 
Downtown Chicago, University of Chicago Gleacher Center
Contact: 
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

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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. 

Chair's Report         

Virginia Steel, Chair, CRL Board of Directors and University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

Secretary's Report  

Bradley Schaffner, Secretary, CRL Board of Directors and College Librarian and Senior Lecturer, Carleton College

Treasurer's Report  

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

 

Meeting Location

Downtown Chicago: University of Chicago Gleacher Center   450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Accommodations

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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The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed Arab-language publications from several diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These resources continue to affirm MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.

Insights on Israel’s Palestinians from a Rare Arab-language Newspaper

CRL's newspaper collection played a critical role in shaping Brothers Apart, a study of Arab Israeli citizens in the 1950s-1960s by University of Arizona professor, Maha Nassar.