Category Archives: Committees

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.

SLILC Annotated Bibliography on Threshold Concepts

In light of the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) has compiled an annotated bibliography on threshold concepts, one of the educational theories underpinning the document.

The articles in the bibliography were chosen by members of the committee based on interest. The list represents a wide variety of disciplines around threshold concepts and serves as an introduction to threshold concepts in the literature of educational theory. There are several examples for how threshold concepts are determined, taught and assessed including case studies and evidence-based assessment.

Articles were chosen from the authoritative resource on threshold concepts:

Threshold Concepts: Undergraduate Teaching, Postgraduate Training and Professional Development – A short introduction and bibliography     

If you would like to make a suggestion for an addition to this annotated bibliography, please contact the SLILC chair.

ACRL Division and Section Committee Volunteer Deadline 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 Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2015-2016 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, 2015. 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 Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2015-2016 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, 2015. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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