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ACRL Fall Reminders & Deadlines

  • 1.  ACRL Fall Reminders & Deadlines

    Posted Oct 10, 2019 10:30 AM
    Edited by Allison Payne Oct 10, 2019 12:11 PM

    Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,


    I hope that you enjoyed your summer and that your fall is off to a great start!

    As you begin working with your committees on the projects outlined in your annual work plans, I wanted to send you a few upcoming dates and deadlines.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to your staff liaison, Board liaison, or me if you have questions that come up throughout the year.

    Best wishes,

    ACRL Fall Board Virtual Meeting Board Doc Deadline: November 1
    The ACRL Board of Directors will be holding the ACRL Fall Board Virtual Meeting on November 18, 2019, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central. To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the below steps by November 1, 2019.

    1. Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
    2. Email your Board action form and supporting documents to Allison, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
    3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

    ACRL 2020–2021 Committee Appointments
    The volunteer form will open December 2, 2019 and all applications will be due February 14, 2020. After the form opens in December, the ACRL Appointments Committee will be in contact with committee chairs for recommendations on reappointment. The Call for Volunteers will be posted on ACRL Insider and shared though ACRL social media. Please contact if you have any questions about division-level committee appointments.

    Virtual ACRL Leadership Council – January 2020 (date TBD)

    After reviewing Leadership Council evaluations and listening to members, the ACRL Board decided to pilot a virtual Leadership Council in January 2020. This will replace the face-to-face Leadership Council ACRL has held on Friday afternoons. 

    The Board hopes that this change will enable more ACRL leaders to participate in Leadership Council. An exact date & time are still to be set, but we expect it to be about a week before the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. An RSVP will be sent later this fall to this listserv.

    ACRL Leadership Welcome Breakfast – January 25
    For those of you attending MW 2020, we wanted to offer a time to gather and connect with each other, so ACRL is hosting an ACRL Leadership breakfast Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. (location TBD). We are switching from a Friday afternoon welcome lunch to a Saturday morning welcome breakfast. This session is primarily a networking session with a few announcements from the President; it will not include a Leadership Council program. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 7:00–8:30 a.m., with brief remarks anticipated at 7:30 a.m. An RSVP will be sent later this fall to this listserv.

    ACRL Virtual Meetings
    ACRL offers use of its two Zoom virtual meeting rooms to its membership groups. If your group meets virtually, an agenda should still be submitted to your staff liaison and posted to ALA Connect at least 10 days before the meeting. The meeting minutes should also be submitted to your staff liaison and posted to ALA Connect within 30 days after the virtual meeting.

    Need to use ACRL's virtual meeting software? Check out our virtual meeting guidelines and handy online scheduler!

    Virtual Leader Orientation Recording

    In May 2019, ACRL President Karen Munro and ACRL staff held an online virtual leader orientation. If you were unable to attend or would like a refresher, please view the recording.

    Upcoming Dates

    November 1
    Fall Board Doc Deadline

    November 18
    1:00-4:00 pm CST
    Fall Board Virtual Meeting

    December 2
    Volunteer Form Opens

    December 6
    ACRL Award Nominations Deadline

    December 13
    MW20 Board Doc Deadline

    January 2020
    Virtual Leadership Council. Date & Time TBD.

    January 10
    MW20 Agendas Due

    January 24–28
    ALA Midwinter Meeting

    January 25
    7:00–8:30 a.m.

    ACRL Leadership Welcome Breakfast at MW20

    February 14
    MW20 Minutes Due

    February 14
    Committee Volunteer Deadline

    Allison Payne
    Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives
    American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries