Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group

Charge

To create a discussion forum for academic librarians on the challenges and opportunities present in being or preparing to become a parent while continuing to work and/or maintain a career track. The discussion group will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experience about work related issues, for example library and university policies and procedures (leave, tenure, etc), managing expectations of colleagues, and negotiating agreements with supervisors, and parenting related issues, for example finding quality day care, managing yours and your partners expectations, and spending quality time with your child(ren). Discussions at ALA conferences will give participants an opportunity to learn from both experienced parents and new parents while also provide a forum for open conversations with library administrators and colleagues about the positive and negative effects parenthood can have on work performance and career.

Roster

Cynthia M. Dudenhoffer (Leader, February 1, 2009, to June 30, 2012)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2011. Last retrieved on 04/24/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

Discussion Group composition include group leaders and membership based on interest.

Origin

The Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join a Discussion Group
If you would like to join the Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s) by clicking on the roster link above.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521
E-mail: collis@ala.org