Category Archives: Committees

Volunteer for Newly Formed ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee by June 3

The ACRL Board of Directors approved, through virtual vote during May 3–11, 2016, the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee to support the newly added fourth goal to the ACRL Plan for Excellence. ACRL Vice-President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created committee. Please see the following charge:

Charge: To oversee and implement ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal, as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, diversity, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Initiative; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of this initiative.

The New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal and objectives are below:

Goal: Academic and research library workforce effectively navigates change in higher education environments.

Objectives:

  1. Deepen ACRL’s advocacy and support for a full range of information professionals.
  2. Equip library workforce at all levels to effectively lead, manage, and embrace change.
  3. Expand ACRL’s role as a catalyst for transformational change in higher education.

 The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee is June 3! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website.

Note: Due to the timeline of this committee, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.

ACRL New Member Forum: Getting Involved in ACRL

New to ACRL and curious about the ACRL committee appointment process? It’s not too late to volunteer to serve on a ACRL committee. The ACRL Membership Committee invites new ACRL members, and those who are interested in getting involved in ACRL to participate in a free online forum about the many volunteer opportunities (in sections, interest groups, discussion groups, and division-level committees). We will explain how the entire appointment process works. This will be an interactive session, so bring your questions for our panelists including Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Coordinator for Member Services; Erin Ellis, Chair of theACRL Leadership and Recruitment Committee; and Ellysa Cahoy, Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section.

The forum will be held from 9:30-10:30 am CST on Thursday, February 4. Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. No advance registration or sign-up is required, just enter the Adobe Connect meeting room to participate in the forum.

February 4 Update: 

A recording of this session is now available at http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p8gjyqiye9p/.

 

Volunteer for ACRL Division or Section Committees by Feb. 15

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2016-2017 division or section committee.

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2016. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

Volunteer Now for ACRL Division or Section Committees

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2016-2017 division or section committee.

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2016. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

Volunteer for Newly Formed ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force by December 15

At its Fall Board Meeting on October 23, 2015, the ACRL Board of Directors approved the ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force to support the new ALA advocacy campaign. ACRL President Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. Please see the following charge, tasks and timeline:

Charge: To develop messages and resources that will address the needs of academic and research libraries using the new ALA campaign, Libraries Transform.

 Tasks:

  • To develop and suggest to ALA new “Because” statements for the campaign.
  • To develop resources that ALA can use on its campaign website, e.g., suggest individuals for interview, libraries to spotlight.
  • To review the Academic and Research Libraries marketing materials developed for the ALA @ Your Library Campaign and revise/update or recommend removal from the website as needed.

Timeline:

Dates interim reports are due:

  • 2016 ALA Annual Conference (new “Because” statements can be suggested prior to a report).
  • 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
  • If there are new resources developed, they should be available at the ACRL 2017 Conference.

Date final report is due: 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force is December 15, 2015. If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the volunteer form on the ACRL website.

Note: Due to the timeline of this task force, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.

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