ACRL/NY Membership and Upcoming Events

Join ACRL/NY for 2015!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get involved in new activities, collaborations, and professional development opportunities. By joining your local academic librarian organization – The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY) – you can network with colleagues from different institutions, participate in creating new initiatives for academic and research librarians, keep yourself professionally engaged and motivated, and help support all of our events and meetings throughout the year. Memberships run for a calendar year.

Membership fees:

  • Current member of ACRL national: $25
  • Non-member of ACRL national: $35
  • Library/information science student: $10
  • Retiree: $10

Membership benefits:
The Chapter promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. In addition to the professional development and networking opportunities, our members receive the ACRL/NY Newsletter and have unlimited access to the many events and programs sponsored by our discussion groups. Each fall, our organization hosts an annual symposium that focuses on current issues in academic librarianship. Mark your calendars — this year’s symposium will be held on Friday, December 4.

Some of the events we are sponsoring/hosting in the coming months (save the dates!):

Friday, February 20, 9:30am – 10:45am
Management & Leadership Development Discussion Group (Inaugural Meeting)
Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 W. 35th St., Room #723

Tuesday, March 3, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
METRO & ACRL/NY presents: Assessment in Focus: Conducting Effective Interviews & Focus Groups
http://metro.org/events/595/

Friday, March 20, 9:30am – 10:45am
Research / Writing Support Group Meeting
Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 W. 35th St., Room #723

Friday, April 17, 9:30am – 10:45am
User Experience Discussion Group Meeting
Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 W. 35th St., Room #723

Friday, May 15, 9:30am – 10:45am
Distance Learning Discussion Group Meeting
Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 W. 35th St., Room #723

Friday, June 19, 9:30am – 10:45am
Information Literacy / Instruction Discussion Group Meeting
Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 W. 35th St., Room #723

To see all of our events and to get further details, go to : http://www.acrlny.org

Become an ACRL/NY member today! : http://acrlny.org/join-us/

Involvement with ACRL/NY is a great way to build professional connections, gain experience, and learn about new opportunities in the Greater New York metropolitan area. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Best regards,

Werner Sbaschnik
2015 Membership Secretary
sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu

Linda Miles
ACRL/NY President 2015
lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

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