Library News From Around the State!

The May issue of the ILA/ACRL Newsletter is devoted to sharing news from academic libraries across the state. Scroll through these pages to catch up and get ideas for your own library! But first, a word from our president... 

President’s Piece

Several of our sub-committees are already hard at work planning some exciting events for our members.  Our new Mentoring Committee has been planning a workshop for support staff on July 18, 2008 at DMACC campus in Boone.  Please encourage your support staff colleagues to sign up.  More information on this workshop can be found on the “Mentoring Committee” page of this website.


In addition, if you would like to serve as a mentor for a new academic librarian, or if you are new to the academic library field and would like a mentor, please get in touch with the Mentoring Committee.  They are in the process of setting up mentoring relationships throughout the state of Iowa.  This is a great opportunity to help our profession grow!

Other reminders:

  • The Iowa Library Association fall conference will be October 15-17 in Dubuque.  Our ILA-ACRL sub-committee is setting up several sessions that will be of interest to academic librarians.  Be sure to look for details in The Catalyst.
  • Please consider volunteering for ILA-ACRL.  Brett Cloyd (University of Iowa) is currently looking for volunteers for a variety of committees.  Volunteering for a committee is a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on in academic libraries today.
  • Encourage your colleagues to join ILA-ACRL if they are not currently members.  Members receive reduced conference fees, can participate on the listserv, and gain professional and personal benefits by networking with other librarians in the state.  The $5 membership fee is a bargain!  If you have already renewed your ILA membership, but forgot to include the ILA-ACRL dues, contact Laurie Hews at ILA and she will be glad to help you out.


Submitted by Mary Heinzman, ILA-ACRL President