Charge: The ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board has oversight responsibility for ACRL’s annual Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey including the development of an annual questionnaire on current trends or issues. The Editorial Board also develops materials publicizing and encouraging participation by academic libraries in the annual ACRL survey; represents ACRL on the ANSI-NISO Z39.7 standing committee; and submits appointment recommendations to the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee for approval.
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Charge: Solicit nominations, market the availability of the award to the academic library community, facilitate the completion of the nomination process, select the award winner, monitor nomination pools and nomination updates, and recommend changes to award web site information.
Charge: To recommend to the president-elect appointments to ACRL divisional committees for the year of his or her term of office.
Charge: The editorial board serves in an advisory capacity to the editor on the contents of the journal issues, and board members form the core of referees, reviewing manuscripts submitted for possible publication.
Charge: The editorial board serves in an advisory capacity to the editor on all policy matters concerning editorial content or format. Tasks: To react to ideas for development of C&RL News that have been proposed by the editor. To suggest ways in which C&RL News might be improved in format or content. To provide the editor with information regarding trends in the field that might affect future directions or content of C&RL News. To suggest new editorial features, either regular or irregular, for consideration by the editor. To assist the editor in developing editorial policies.
Charge: To administer the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program whereby academic and research librarians would be recruited to serve as mentors to Spectrum Scholars; linking mentors with specific scholars; preparing guidelines and an information program to assist mentors in working with scholars; sponsoring and co-sponsoring programs on mentoring and collecting feedback on the programs; and, administer the process of selecting Spectrum Scholar recipients for ACRL Conference travel grants.
Charge: To oversee and coordinate ACRL’s Core Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as described in the strategic plan. Work with the Board and other units to initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in academic librarianship—including recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented groups to academic and research librarianship and the promotion of library and information services for diverse library users.
Charge: To identify worthy nominees and encourage their application, market the availability of and application process for award to the academic library community, facilitate the completion of the application process, select award winners, monitor applicant pools and application updates, and recommend changes to award web site information.
Charge: Oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities across all levels of the association; establishes and manages processes of establishing liaison relationships and provides common guidelines for appointing liaisons to the ACRL units managing liaison relationships; assesses effectiveness of the liaison program and makes recommendations for its improvement; communicates assessment findings with board and future directions for the liaison program; provides training and resource materials for liaisons including suggestions for communicating the results of liaison work to ACRL membership. The grants working group manages liaison program support budget; establishes and manages competitive processes for liaisons to apply for funding for specific liaison activities over a defined period of time with a focus on assessable outcomes.
Charge: Work with the ACRL Board and staff to formulate the ACRL legislative agenda seeking input from other ACRL committees and leaders. Assists the ACRL Board in efforts to incorporate the ACRL legislative agenda into the ALA legislative agenda. Serves in an advisory role to the ACRL Government Relations Specialist.
Charge: To honor the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research. The award is jointly sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Administration and Management Association (LLAMA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.
Charge: The Immersion Program Committee acts as an oversight council for the Immersion Program and works closely with Immersion Program faculty and ACRL staff to market and promote Immersion Program, develop conference programming related to the Immersion Program, sustain the community of Immersion Program alumni and cultivate their engagement, support assessment efforts, and review applications for the Immersion Program scholarships.
Charge: Oversees the development and review of discipline-specific information literacy documents, including frameworks and standards. Provides guidance for groups developing discipline-specific IL documents, reviews drafts, and updates documentation related to the process. This committee, in conjunction with the Standards Committee, is responsible for the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education document.
Charge: Identify and assess a diverse pool of potential candidates, and select nominees for ACRL Vice- President/President-Elect, ACRL representative on the ALA Council (as necessary), and Director-at-Large (as necessary). Report to the Board of Directors annually on composition of the candidate pool. Coordinate ACRL nominations to IFLA section standing committees and recommend the nominations to the ACRL Board for approval.
Charge: Members of ALA who are currently serving in liaison positions at all levels of the association. The Assembly is chaired by the Vice-Chair of the External Liaisons Committee.
Charge: To advise ACRL staff on matters related to membership promotion and member recruitment, engagement, and retention.
Charge: To encourage research, writing, and nonprint media production that may be appropriate for a separately published title by ACRL; to solicit topics and, without guarantee of publication, to suggest them to appropriate authors; to review all manuscripts/materials submitted for possible publication as a separate ACRL published title; to serve as an advisory body to the ACRL publications officer.
Charge: To oversee and implement ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal, as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, diversity, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Initiative; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of this initiative.
Charge: To advise ACRL staff on matters related to professional development needs assessment, program development and evaluation, and elearning. Responsible for selecting and allocating funding to annual conference programs, selecting Midwinter workshops and institutes and Annual Conference preconferences, and awarding scholarships.
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