2020 Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
Downtown Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive
Contact: 

In accordance with its Bylaws, CRL holds an annual business meeting of its Council of Voting Members, "for the transaction of such business as may come before the meeting.” This is the main annual CRL governance event, at which representatives of CRL voting member libraries review new and ongoing CRL initiatives, elect new Board members, and vote on the annual budget for the coming fiscal year. The 2020 Council Meeting will be held in Chicago on April 23.

The meeting will be followed by a Global Resources Collections Forum on April 23-24, where librarians, specialists, and researchers from CRL libraries will help shape the strategic agenda for CRL collections and programs.

Registration will open in January 2020. Look for more program details to be announced.

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Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

At CRL’s 2018 Global Collections Forum, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discussed how satellite imagery and large geospatial datasets are being used as source materials for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and the new types of library support they require.

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.