Dear SC Members,
Thank you so much for the great teamwork in fall 2017. We reviewed "Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections" and submitted it to ACRL Board of Directors for approval. The Board approved it on Oct. 26, 2017 with pending possible revision by SAA at their next Board Meeting in early 2018.
We also reviewed "Standards for Libraries in Higher Education" with two revisions and approved it on Dec. 5, 2017. We finalized SC approval process on Dec. 15, 2017 and will submit it for Board approval before January 12, 2018.
We finally reviewed ACRL Framework for Academic Librarian Employment and Governance Systems drafted on Oct. 2, 2017 and sent review responses to Allyson Mower, Chair of Status of Academic Librarians Standards & Guidelines Review TF on Nov. 3, 2017.
Now, it is time to reach out committee or task force that we are assigned as liaison, check on progress, and send update via ALA Connect discussion before Jan. 26, 2017. Attached please find ACRL Standards Committee Tracking Spreadsheet, where you will find a column called SC Liaison. Please find the columns with your name, and start to make contact with the committee that you are a liaison to.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Chair, Standards Committee
As a SC liaison, I would like to give you an update of ACRL Diversity Committee and Task Force for Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education. I contacted them last week.
Members of the Diversity Committee have been working on their ongoing revision recommendations to the Standards, and at Midwinter they are hoping to iron out more of the details, including a proposed workflow for presenting them. So they likely won’t have a fully revised version.
The Task Force for Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education has submitted a first draft for public commentary to staff liaison Erin Nevius. Erin may release the draft public commentary soon. In addition to soliciting commentary via email, the Task Force will be hosting a session at Midwinter to encourage public feedback, commentary and discussion in person.
I am looking forward to learning more from you about your progress as SC liaisons if possible and will update the tracking spreadsheet accordingly.
Thanks a lot!
I have spoken with Laura Sider, Co-Convener of the Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group to inform her the Guidelines for University Library Services to Undergraduate Students is due for review in October 2018. We agreed to keep in touch.
I also emailed Elizabeth Call, RBMS Co-Chair, to inform her the Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries was due for review in 2014; and asked if her section would like to revise or rescind the document.
I will post to this thread the RBMS decision on the statement as soon as I receive word from Ms. Call.
I contacted the 2 chairs of the committee in charge of the ACRL/RBMS Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections.
Their response follows...
The committee held a public hearing on the proposed revised guidelines during the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting. Presently, the draft revision of this document is in the hands of the RBMS Executive Committee; it is expected that they will vote on the document during the upcoming Midwinter ALA Meeting. Provided it is approved, I gather they will pass it along to ACRL for your review and approval?
Please let us know if there are any other steps that we should take at this point. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much for contacting the 2 chairs of the committee in charge of the ACRL/RBMS Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections. We will wait for the final draft of the documents submitted for SC review after ALA Midwinter Meetings. You can forward them the transmittal form in preparation for SC review and the Board approval.
By the way, did you contact them regarding ACRL/RBMS Guidelines for Interlibrary and Exhibition Load of Special Collections Materials?
Chair, Standards Committee
Liz Call contacted me re: my inquiry into the Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. Here is Liz's response:
". . .
I am a little confused with your email since we have formed a joint task force to review this statement just a few months ago in 2017. I couldn't find the email correspondence I had with our liaison from the ACRL Standards Committee on this but he was the RBMS' liaison just last year. Let me know if you need me to try and find this email exchange."
Thank you so much for contacting Liz Call in regard to the Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. You have been SC liaison to the joint Task Force since fall 2017. This has been clearly laid out in SC's 2017-18 Committee Work Plan effective after ALA Annual Meetings in Chicago.
It would be nice if Liz can find the email exchange. Sorry for the confusion! I am glad that a joint Task Force is in place and you are connected with Liz now. Thanks a lot!
Please see the attached document for updates on the groups that the Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee is working with. It has been a struggle to get replies from some groups, but committee members will continue to reach out to their contacts. The other document I am assigned to is the Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction. I have contacted the Instruction Section Chair and am waiting to hear back. I will update the committee when I have further information.
Also, a few notes on the tracking spreadsheet:
Thank you so much for sending SC your Information Literacy Documents updates. I incorporated the updated information pertaining to upcoming review and revision processes into SC MW meeting-minutes template.
I also updated SC tracking sheet by removing the entry for Information Literacy Standards for Communication Studies. We added Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy that were approved in the tracking sheet after I sent it out for comments. Our tracking sheet is updated like a moving wall. But it is good to know that we really work well together as a team.
Should we remove the entry for Information Literacy Competence Standards for Higher Education as its status is "rescinded" in the tracking sheet? Maybe it is a good topic for SC MW 18.
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