Category Archives: Liaisons

ASA Liaison Application Deadline Extended

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2018) as the ACRL liaison to the American Sociological Association (ASA). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS. Details and deadlines will be posted below. For more information contact Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu) or Jenny Bowers (jennifer.bowers@du.edu).

Details and submission guidelines are available in the ACRL ANSS Liaison Recruitment Form for ASA 2015-2018 (PDF). More information is also available on the ANSS website. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 20, 2015.

ACRL Seeks ASA Liaison

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2018) as the ACRL liaison to the American Sociological Association (ASA). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS. Details and deadlines will be posted below. For more information contact Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu) or Jenny Bowers (jennifer.bowers@du.edu).

Details and submission guidelines are available in the ACRL ANSS Liaison Recruitment Form for ASA 2015-2018 (PDF). More information is also available on the ANSS website. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2014.

ACRL Liaisons on the Front Lines: Connections & Collaborations in Higher Education

Join ACRL on Wednesday, November 6, for a virtual forum presenting the work of two ACRL Liaisons, Sarah Wenzel (MLA) and Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh (ASA). Mandy and Sarah will be discussing higher education issues facing the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Sociological Association (ASA).

The goals of the forum are:

  • Share the experiences of two active, thriving liaisons
  • Learn about what liaisons do within their higher education organizations
  • Discuss the issues that are on the forefront of higher education organizations.
  • Discuss how liaisons can leverage their expertise and knowledge to address these issues to demonstrate the value of academic libraries
  • Participate in Q&A time with the liaisons.

The forum will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 pm central on Wednesday, November 6. Registration for this free forum is now available.

Presenters:

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh is the Librarian for Sociology, Gerontology, and Data Services at Georgia State University.  In addition to having an M.L.S. degree, she has a Ph.D. in Sociology.

Sarah G. Wenzel is currently Bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the University of Chicago Library and the first liaison from ACRL to MLA.  She has been working in this field since she began as a librarian in 1998, which was also when she joined ACRL and WESS. Joining LES and MLA came later as her responsibilities for literature increased and it became more evident that librarians and faculty can and should join forces.

Call for Existing Liaisons / Liaison Funding Requests

Call for Liaisons

ACRL has a rich history of working with its membership to establish and cultivate relationships beyond ALA. Liaison relationships allow ACRL to systematically identify, develop, and maintain productive channels for formal and informal dialogue as well as partnerships for research, exchange of ideas, discussion of common standards and practice, joint publication, and pursuing common goals with other organizations interested in higher education. Liaisons exist to help organizations understand the value-added asset libraries can bring to their respective missions and goals.

The Liaisons Coordinating Committee (LCC) oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities with external, non-library organizations across all levels of the association. If your ACRL unit currently maintains a liaison relationship with an external organization please consider registering with the Liaisons Coordinating Committee. Please contact LCC Chair, Lori Phillips with questions.

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Liaisons Funding Requests (Due Aug 1st)

Liaisons registered with the ACRL Liaison Coordinating Committee as part of the ACRL Liaison Assembly are invited to apply to the Liaisons Grants Committee (LGC) for funding for their work. ACRL units managing liaison relationships with target organizations are also encouraged to contribute funding for the work of their liaison. See this webpage for full guidelines:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/councilofliaisons/fundingguidelines 

The 2013-2014 Liaisons grant funding requests are due August 1st.  Please contact LGC Chair, Lorelei Tanji with questions.

New ACRL Liaison Appointments

The ACRL Liaisons Coordinating Committee (LCC) announces the following new liaison appointments:

Complete information on ACRL liaisons is available on the LCC website.

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