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.
Live online streaming is also available for designated representatives of voting member libraries. See the online access option on the registration form.
Registration and continental breakfast 8:30-9:00 a.m.
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
Proposed CRL Budget for FY20 (CRL Members Only)
- Review of FY 2017 financial results and Fy 2018 finances to date
- Review and vote on proposed FY 2019 budget
President's Report: The State of the Organization and the Outlook for its Eighth Decade
Bernard F. Reilly, CRL President
Nominating Committee Report and Election of Board Members
Announcement of 2019 Primary Source Awards
Lunch will be provided to all Council Meeting attendees immediately following the meeting, prior to the Collections Forum (which begins at 1:30 p.m.)
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
CRL has prepared a Meeting Area Guide.
Tour of CRL
On Wednesday May 22 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. CRL will offer a collections and facilities tour. Transportation on your own to our location in Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “CRL tour”.
Join us in Chicago!