Mark
your calendars; ARLD Day is coming soon! Join us on April 26, 2013 as we
explore Changing Collections: Advocating for our Future. This annual
gathering is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Academic and Research
Libraries Division.

Our keynote speaker, Jenica
Rogers, is the Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at
Potsdam
. She has taken a stand against unsustainable pricing
structures by database content providers, most notably by cancelling the
American Chemical Society journal package for 2013 and instituting alternate
resources. In addition, Rogers has said she will not agree to anymore
non-disclosure forms with publishers going forward. Will librarians follow her
lead in advocating for our future? See her blog at http://www.attemptingelegance.com and
recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education at 
Look for ARLD’s call for conference
session proposals, in both full-length and “lightning round” formats. We will
be calling for submissions on a variety of topics such as: innovations in
collection development, publisher/vendor relationships, teaching and learning,
mobility and e-learning, e-books in academia, reference and outreach, assessment
and impact, advocacy through social media, purchase on demand, patron driven
acquisition, open access publishing, and marketing and promotion.

In
addition we are seeking nominations for the Innovator’s Award which recognizes
librarians or project teams who have made an outstanding recent contribution to
advance the mission of an academic library in Minnesota. More information is
available at http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/awards/minnesota-academic-innovators-award.

We
hope you will be able to join us on April 26, 2013, at the beautiful University
of Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen. Registration information will be available
in March. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with colleagues, and
explore new ideas for your library.

Randi Madisen
Electronic Resources Librarian
Century College Library
3300 Century Ave. N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-779-3292