Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome from Angela Murrell, new LILi Chair

Happy Fall everyone!

It is now 'officially' Fall, school is back, the weather is… well not cooling off yet, and LILi is beginning another year.  I have been a member of LILi for only a few years, and a now find myself at the helm. Well it’s not really that big of a job; we are a group of wonderful and amazing professionals who all work together on shared passions and ideas. I just get to play Chair for a year!

I want to send a warm thank you to Tony Lin, the 2012-2013 Chair, and Carol Womack, the 2012-2013 Secretary, for their hard work and dedication, not only this past year, but for the many years they have helped shape LILi. Both served and continue to serve on committees and to contribute to workshops and discussions. This past year, Tony chaired a committee to revise our bylaws, helping to clarify membership, elections, and make the advisory board more dynamic.

I also want to welcome the new Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Angela Boyd, from UC Santa Barbara; and a relative newcomer, Lisa Burgert, from University of San Diego, as Secretary. Both have jumped in head first with me and I think it’s going to be a fun year. Both Lisa and I work in San Diego, so I am hoping we can attract more participants from the ‘far south’.  But not to worry, Angela Boyd will keep us reaching north, and next year she will steer us her way (she might be looking for volunteers already!)

Looking ahead, we have our December meeting in the works (Dec. 13 at Loyola Marymount University), a new advisory board to elect, and goals to develop our web and social media footprint. The Curriculum Mapping project, spearheaded by Esther Grassian, is moving along wonderfully, and I sense new ideas and projects are in the works in light of the ACRL’s decision to “revise” the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

So I hope to see many of you in December, and maybe work with some more of you on a project or committee.

Warm regards,

Angie Murrell
2013-2014 LILi Chair

Angela Murrell
Outreach & Instruction Librarian
Kresge Library, 400-S
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, Ca 92037