2016 Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Thursday, April 14, 2016
10:00 a.m.-noon Central Time
Downtown Chicago, University of Chicago's Gleacher Center
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Save the date for the 2016 annual CRL Council of Voting Members Meeting, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon (Central Time) in downtown Chicago, at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center. This is the main CRL governance event, at which designated representatives of CRL libraries review new and ongoing CRL inititatives, elect new Board members, and vote on the annual budget for the coming fiscal year. The meeting will be followed by the annual CRL Collections Forum on April 14-15: "@Risk--Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print."

Registration and continental breakfast 9:30-10:00 a.m.

  • Chair’s Report

    Scott Waugh, Chair, CRL Board of Directors, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Los Angeles
    Watch video | CRL FY15 Annual Report
  • Secretary’s Report

    Thomas G. Burish, Secretary, CRL Board of Directors, and Provost of the University of Notre Dame
    Council Minutes 2015 (Draft) (CRL Members Only)
  • President’s Report: "CRL’s Strategic Investment in Digital Global Resources – An Update and Forecast" 

    Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries

    Watch video

    • The CRL president's report on the state of the Center will highlight CRL priorities for the coming fiscal year, and the rationale for major investment in digital resources and collection analysis. The report will examine two strategic issues for CRL:  
      1. Is CRL’s digital investment paying off?  Over the past ten years CRL has invested heavily in electronic access to primary source collections and data.  Should we continue and, if so, at what level?
      2. Should more CRL digital resources be Open Access?  To what extent are members in favor of subsidizing digital access for libraries outside the CRL community?
    • The president will also discuss the referendum on the question: 
  • Treasurer’s Report and Proposed Budget for FY2017

    Xuemao Wang, Treasurer, CRL Board of Directors, and Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati
    • The CRL treasurer presents the proposed budget for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, for approval by CRL member library directors and other designated representatives of CRL libraries.
      Proposed Budget for FY17 (CRL Members Only)
  • Nominating Committee's Report and Election of Board of Directors

    Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Los Angeles
    • CRL member library directors and other designated representatives of CRL libraries elect new members of the CRL Board of Directors. CRL welcomes nominations from member libraries for new members of its governing board. 
      Nominating Committee Report
  • Primary Source Awards

    Martha Hruska, Chair, CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee, and Associate University Librarian for Collection Services, University of California, San Diego
    Announcement of recipients

    Watch video

Meeting Location

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

Meeting Area Guide


CRL has arranged for special rates at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive. Reservations can be made online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CenterResearchLibraries2016

Or call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, referring to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of stay, and the “Center Research Libraries 2016 Meeting.” Reservations must be received on or before March 18, 2016.  

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