Category Archives: Committees

IFLA Committee Applications Due May 7

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2015 through 2019.

The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election to a number of IFLA standing committees, with the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) acting in an advisory capacity to the Board in recommending approval for appointment.  The deadline for nominations is May 7, 2014.  Complete details on the application process are available in ALA Connect and more information on IFLA is available on the association website. Contact Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee Chair, Mary Carr, at Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.

ALA Appointments to IFLA Committees

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2015 through 2019.

The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election to a number of IFLA standing committees, with the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) acting in an advisory capacity to the Board in recommending approval for appointment.  The deadline for nominations is May 7, 2014.  Complete details on the application process are available in ALA Connect and more information on IFLA is available on the association website. Contact Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee Chair, Mary Carr, at Mary.Carr@ccs.spokane.edu, with questions.

Volunteer for ACRL Division or Section Committees by February 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, I invite you to volunteer to serve on a 2014–15 division or section committee.

One of my favorite library school professors advised me that becoming professionally active would be rewarding, energizing, and essential to my own growth – all of which proved to be true.  I chose ACRL as my professional home and I have been rewarded with stellar colleagues, opportunities to hone my leadership skills, and the deep satisfaction of knowing my contributions have made an impact.  Volunteers make ACRL a vibrant organization.  Please accept this invitation to help advance the strategic goals of our Association by investing your time, knowledge, and creativity

- Karen Williams, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The deadline to volunteer for ACRL section and division-level appointments is February 15! If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form on the ACRL website. Full details are available on the website as well. Don’t miss this chance to contribute to your association!

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, I invite you to volunteer to serve on a 2014–15 division or section committee.

One of my favorite library school professors advised me that becoming professionally active would be rewarding, energizing, and essential to my own growth – all of which proved to be true.  I chose ACRL as my professional home and I have been rewarded with stellar colleagues, opportunities to hone my leadership skills, and the deep satisfaction of knowing my contributions have made an impact.  Volunteers make ACRL a vibrant organization.  Please accept this invitation to help advance the strategic goals of our Association by investing your time, knowledge, and creativity

- Karen Williams, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

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, 2014.  For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

ACRL Ethics Committee Online Forum On Ethics and Professionalism

Join the ACRL Ethics Committee May 22-23  for a two-day asynchronous online forum, “Ethics and Professionalism: Where do they diverge? Where do they converge?” Moderated by Ethics Committee member Jonathan Cope and Vice-Chair Kelly Laas, the forum will explore ethical challenges and some “bigger picture” questions.

Day 1 Topic: When Professionalism and Ethics Collide: A Case Study – A university library debates whether to accept the papers of a politician with a troubling legacy, or not.

Day 2 Topic: The Crossroads of Ethics and Professionalism: The Role of Ethics in Professional Practice – A conversation about the role ethics plays in professional librarianship; the Code and real world application.    

Register by joining the Ethics Forum email list. Registration for the forum is free but required.

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