Category Archives: Committees

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.

Volunteer for ACRL Division or Section Committees by Feb. 15!

The deadline to volunteer for ACRL division and section committees is February 15. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to serve!

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 2013—14 division or section committee.

Volunteering in ACRL is a wonderful way to help develop your leadership skills, meet new colleagues, and develop or enhance your professional network.  I therefore strongly encourage all association members to volunteer to serve.  After all, the association is only as strong as its members.  It is through the dedicated work of our member-leaders that ACRL continues to thrive.  Your contributions help ACRL achieve the goals stated in the Plan for Excellence (our strategic plan), provide an opportunity for you to share your expertise, and continue to promote ACRL as the higher education association for librarians.  I thank you, in advance, for volunteering your time and efforts to strengthen the association.

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 volunteer form by February 15, 2013.  For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

Trevor A. Dawes, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

ACRL Ethics Committee Online Forum On Challenges To Traditional Principles In The Digital Library

The ACRL Ethics Committee is hosting “Unintended Consequences? Some Challenges to Traditional Principles in the Digital Library,” a two-day asynchronous online forum on Jan. 30 and 31. Moderated by Ethics Committee Chair Jean S. Caspers and Vice-Chair Kelly Laas, the first day of the forum will discuss the need to balance privacy with new ways of personalizing services for library users, while the second will focus on navigating the tension between professional expertise and the wisdom of the crowd. Registration is free, but required to attend the forum. To register, join the Ethics Forum email list.

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