September 2019

TLDR:

  • The Scholarly Communication Seminar was held on September 20 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center. Participants identified the following potential areas for consortial collaboration: Values in Collections, Infrastructure (Built, Borrowed, Bought), Faculty Impact & Campus Partnerships, and Strategy. The Scholarly Communication Seminar Part II will be held October 4 at The Frontier, Blue Ridge (by invite only).
  • The Circulation Policy Working Group’s charge and membership was approved by the Advisory Council on September 25. 
  •  TRLN central office has a new phone number and email! To contact, please call 919-660-TRLN or reach TRLN staff using the following email addresses: 
    • Lisa Croucher, Executive Director: lisa@trln.org
    • Kelly Farrell, Program Officer: kelly@trln.org
    • Genia Kazymova, Applications Developer: genia@trln.org
    • McKenna Lakin, Program Administrator: mckenna@trln.org
  • Over 25 TRLN library staff presented at the IDEAL Conference held in Columbus, OH on August 6–7. Details of all presentations can be found here
  • The 2019 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) will be held October 13–17 at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. 
  • TRLN Collaboration Corner features the Latin American Film Festival happening October 20 to November 2 and the TRLN-sponsored Triangle Digital Humanities Institute (TDHI) to be held at NCCU on October 24–25. 

Scholarly Communication Seminar Recap

The Scholarly Communication Seminar was held on September 20 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center and was facilitated by Molly Keener, Director of Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. Approximately 30 library staff participated in discussion surrounding scholarly communication values and ambitions grounded in reality. The goal was not to leave with a defined plan, but to learn about the scholarly communication landscape at each institution and connect commonalities across institutions. Out of this conversation, the participants identified the following as potential areas for further exploration at the consortial level: 

  • Values in Collections
  • Infrastructure (Built, Borrowed, Bought)
  • Faculty Impact & Campus Partnerships
  • Strategy

The Scholarly Communication Seminar Part II will be held on October 4 at The Frontier in Blue Ridge. This meeting will identify 3-5 goals or statements for exploration at the consortial level, along with a few activities for each goal. From this meeting, participants will produce a brief report to be reviewed and approved at the October 15 Executive Committee meeting. This report will consolidate and synthesize the goals prepared by each campus.

Breakout sessions allowed participants from all four TRLN institutions to focus conversation around a common interest in scholarly communication. The above example from the breakout session “Faculty & Campus Partnerships” provides a sneak peek into some of the potential areas discussed for further goal setting and collaboration. 

Circulation Policy Working Group

The Circulation Policy Working Group’s charge and membership was approved by the Advisory Council on September 25. This group will review institutional and collective circulation policies and practice, documenting the current circulation matrix and identifying any significant discrepancies across institutions and libraries that prevent a uniform experience. Their first meeting will be held October 11 at The Frontier. 

Updated TRLN Staff Contact Information

TRLN central office has a new phone number! To contact, please call 919-660-TRLN or reach TRLN staff using the following email addresses: 

  • Lisa Croucher, Executive Director: lisa@trln.org
  • Kelly Farrell, Program Officer: kelly@trln.org
  • Genia Kazymova, Applications Developer: genia@trln.org
  • McKenna Lakin, Program Administrator: mckenna@trln.org

TRLN Presence at IDEAL Conference 2019

On August 67, the IDEAL Conference was held in Columbus, OH. Over 25 TRLN library staff presented. Presenters gathered at UNC’s Wilson Library on September 26 to share their projects in lightning talk format. Details of all IDEAL Conference presentations can be found here.

Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute 2019

The 2019 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) will be held October 1317 at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. The theme is Equity in Scholarly Communications and proposals were sought from teams that aim to build a more inclusive and equitable global network of scholarship.

The 34th Annual North Carolina Latin American Film Festival (NCLAFF) is October 20 to November 2. Organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, NCLAFF will show more than 30 feature films and shorts in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. All films are free and open to the public. The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies was created in 1990, formally recognizing 50 years of informal cooperation between the two universities. The UNC-CH and Duke Consortium has received major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon, Ford, and Tinker Foundations.

The Triangle Digital Humanities Institute (TDHI) will be held at North Carolina Central University on October 2425. TDHI 2019 will feature digital humanities workshops, unconference sessions, and opportunities for attendees to share their work with the network. The goal is to meet in person to promote digital and public humanities projects across North Carolina in an equitable fashion. TRLN is sponsoring TDHI 2019.

TRLN Collaboration Corner is a monthly series featuring institutional collaborations (partnerships, programs, or activities) that extend beyond TRLN libraries. We hope to inform and inspire new ideas about how our libraries might be able to support this cooperative work.

Are you currently involved in supporting a new or ongoing interinstitutional collaboration? To be featured in TRLN Collaboration Corner, please email McKenna Lakin, Program Administrator, at mckenna.lakin@duke.edu

Upcoming Meetings & Events

TRLN Scholarly Communication Seminar Part II
Friday, October 4
8:30am–12:00pm
The Frontier, Blue Ridge (first floor)
800 Park Offices Dr., RTP 27709

Electronic Resources Management Working Group Meeting
Friday, October 4
1:30pm–4:00pm
The Frontier, Summit (third floor)
800 Park Offices Dr., RTP 27709

Blacklight Summit
Wednesday, October 9 – Friday, October 11
Bostock Library, Duke University
411 Chapel Dr.,  Durham 27708

Circulation Policy Working Group Meeting
Friday, October 11
2:30pm–3:30pm
The Frontier, Canyon (first floor)
800 Park Offices Dr., RTP 27709

Collections Interest Group Meeting
Friday, October 11
3:00pm–4:00pm
The Frontier, Innovate (third floor)
800 Park Offices Dr., RTP 27709

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 15
1:00pm–2:30pm
Room 259, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Governing Board Meeting
Monday, October 21
1:00pm–2:30pm
Location TBD

Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting
Friday, October 25
9:00am–11:00am
Archie K. Davis, Briefing Center
12 Davis Dr., RTP 27709