Category Archives: Committees

Volunteer for Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force by March 31

The ACRL Board of Directors approved, via virtual vote during March 3–13, 2017, the ACRL Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task. ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. Please see the following charge and timeline:

Charge: The task force is established to, following the procedures for the review of Standards found in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures Chapter 14: (1) review the GMRAL (2012), (2) review challenges and opportunities brought by media resources and technologies in higher education, (3) recommend community college, college and university libraries the guidelines that represent the best practice to i) develop media collections, services and programs relevant to the library user communities and ii) weave the libraries’ media resources and technologies into the fabric of faculty and students’ teaching, learning and research experience, (4) recommend needed changes to existing guidelines, (5) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (6) seek comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (7) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into the final draft.

Timeline:

Dates interim reports are due:

  • An interim report is due to the ACRL Board of Directors by the 2017 ALA Annual Conference if possible, and the 2017 Fall executive Committee meeting at the latest.

Date final report is due:

  • The final document should be submitted for ACRL Board approval within six months of the draft being circulated for comment, and no later than fall 2018. The draft guidelines should be made available for review and comment by membership no later than one year after the appointment of the task force.

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force is March 31! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website (ALA website log-in required).

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.

Volunteer for ACRL Division, Section, or Representative Appointment 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 Cheryl Middleton invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2017-2018 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, 2017. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

Special Member Forum on How to Volunteer for an ACRL Committee or Community of Practice

‘Tis the season to volunteer! If you’re interested in opportunities to connect and network with others in the field or want to gain leadership experience by serving on an ACRL committee, now is the time to submit your volunteer application for 2017-18.

The ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT /  12:00 MDT / 11:00 AM PDT for an online forum on the ACRL volunteer process. We will explain how to volunteer for ACRL division-level committees, ACRL section committees, and ACRL interest and discussion groups. Participants are encouraged to come with any questions they have about ACRL and how to serve.

Session Moderator:

Katie Gibson – Chair, ACRL Membership Committee

Guest Panelists:

Steven Bell – Past Co-Convener, Digital Scholarship Center Interest Group and Member of the ACRL Membership Committee

Erin Ellis – Chair, ACRL Appointments Committee

Katie Gibson – Chair, Western European Studies Section

Connecting to the Forum:

Name: ACRL Membership Committee: Getting Involved in ACRL

Start Time: 12/14/2016 1:00PM CST

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1n9ne13i1q/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room.

Volunteer for ACRL Division, Section, or Representative Appointment

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 Cheryl Middleton invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2017-2018 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, 2017. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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.

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