LIBRAS members marked the end of the 2018-2019 year with an annual meeting at Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center on June 24, 2019. The meeting featured reports on LIBRAS activities including: Knowledge Exchanges (LKEs), introduction of the updated LIBRAS website, new promotional materials, and financial updates on professional development funding and the budget. Attendees also welcomed National Louis University, represented by librarian Carol Moulden, to LIBRAS. Moulden expressed excitement on behalf of the library dean and staff, all of whom are eagerly anticipating participation in the LIBRAS community.
Margaret Chambers of CARLI also attended the meeting to offer updates on the Alma migration process and upcoming events offered by CARLI. Chicago Research Summit lead organizer Matt Ostercamp (North Park University Director) thanked LIBRAS for sponsoring the inaugural summit to be held at NPU on October 18, 2019. The meeting closed with results of officer elections and the introduction of President-Elect Estevan Montaño and Treasurer Brett Pinkepank.
Following the meeting, attendees enjoyed a brief tour of Buswell Memorial Library and lunch in Anderson Commons, the main campus dining facility.