Volunteer for the New ACRL Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force

The ACRL Board of Directors, at its June 23, 2018, meeting, in New Orleans at the ALA Annual Conference, approved the establishment of the ACRL Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force to review the proposed Guidelines for Academic Librarian Employment and Governance Systems, to consider the recommendations of a previous task force, to solicit input from a broad group of stakeholders, and to ensure that revisions include readily identifiable procedures for both librarians without faculty status and those with faculty tenure-track appointments. ACRL President Lauren Pressley invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. If you wish to be considered for an appointment, please review the information below and complete the web form by 5:00 p.m. Central on July 31, 2018.

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 from the charge of the original Task Force, is established to: (1) review the work and recommendations of the previous Task Force, (2) recommend changes in text or direction in the work of the previous Task Force as needed, focusing on ease of use of the proposed Guidelines for Academic Librarian Employment and Governance Systems along with specificity on and inclusiveness of non-tenure track faculty procedures in the document, (3) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (4) seek wide ranging comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (5) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into a final draft, including clearly highlighting revisions to previously existing documents and new content in the guidelines.

Timeline:

  • Date interim report is due: Interim reports are due to the ACRL Board of Directors at the Fall 2018 Executive Committee Meeting and the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
  • 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 the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.

Composition:

  • (2) representatives from community/junior college libraries
  • (2) representatives from college libraries
  • (2) representatives from university/research libraries
  • (1) representative of Standards Committee
  • (1) board liaison
  • (1) staff liaison
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the President/President-elect

The deadline to volunteer for the Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force is July 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.