2015 Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 
10:00 a.m.--noon Central Time
Location: 
CRL
Contact: 
Bernie Reilly - breilly@crl.edu

The 2015 annual Council of Voting Members Meeting will be held as a web event. This is the main CRL governance event, at which representatives of CRL libraries review new and ongoing CRL initiatives, elect new Board members, and vote on the annual budget for the coming fiscal year. Documentation and other background information will be provided to all registrants in advance of April 24. In addition, a series of posts appearing on CRL's blog Common Knowledge, will offer interested participants a primer on CRL and its programs.  

  • Chair’s Report

    Richard Fyffe, Rosenthal Librarian of the College, Grinnell College
    FY 2014 Annual Report
  • President’s Report: "CRL’s Strategic Investment in Digital Global Resources – An Update and Forecast" 

    Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries
  • Nomination Report and Election of Board of Directors

    Richard Fyffe, Rosenthal Librarian of the College, Grinnell College
    Nominating Committee Report  (CRL Members Only)
  • Primary Source Awards

    James Simon, VP, Center for Research Libraries
    Announcement of recipients

The meeting will be followed at 1:00 PM Central time by an online Global Resources Collections Forum, where librarians, specialists and researchers from CRL libraries share information and thinking on major collection development and preservation topics and help shape CRL collections and programs.

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 two Arab-language publications from  diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These periodicals continue to establish 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.