Category Archives: Committees

Volunteer for newly formed ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force by June 30

The Board approved, through virtual vote during May 15–22, 2016, the ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force to review six standards and guidelines pertaining to the status of academic librarians. ACRL Vice-President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. Please see the following charge, timeline, and composition.

Charge

The task force, following the procedures for the review of standards found in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures, Chapter 14, and pertaining to the six documents listed below, is established to: (1) review the standards and guidelines, (2) recommend needed changes, (3) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (4) seek comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (5) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into the final draft.

  • Guidelines for Academic Librarians without Faculty Status
  • Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Librarians
  • Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians
  • A Guideline for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure of Academic Librarians
  • Statement on Certification and Licensing of Academic Librarians
  • Statement on the Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Librarians

Timeline

  • Date interim report is due: An interim report is due to the ACRL Board of Directors for review at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting, summarizing relevant research on changes in higher education that impact the standards and guidelines.
  • Date final report is due: The final documents should be submitted for ACRL Board approval within six months of the drafts being circulated for comment and no later than Annual Conference 2017. The draft standards and guidelines should be made available for review and comment by the membership no later than one year after appointment of the task force. If additional time is needed, the task force can extend the deadline.

Composition

  • (2) representatives from community/junior college libraries
  • (2) representatives from college libraries
  • (2) representatives from university/research libraries
  • Representative of Standards Committee
  • Board liaison
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force is June 30! 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.

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.

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