ACRL Government Relations Committee

  • 1.  TimeLIne

    Posted Feb 21, 2017 02:33 PM



    Responsible parties

    Fall 2016

    Provide input on issues to include, volunteer to write sections, begin drafting

    All government relations committee members

    December 2016

    Reach out to ACRL committee/section chairs, leaders (via list) explaining process and that they will have opportunity to contribute. Ask them to consider including discussion time on their MW agendas, if they feel appropriate. Indicate specific instructions/details will be forthcoming.

    Gov’t relations chair/co-chair,

    January 2017

    Seek input from key ACRL committee/section chairs, ACRL leaders (via list), and the ALA Washington Office. Give deadline of Feb. 15. (Note: Could seek input by circulating draft for reaction, or not. Could seek nomination of issues by providing structured format - as in the style guide.)

    Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

    January 2017

    Seek input from ALA Legislative Assembly at ALA MW meeting.

    Gov’t relations chair is formal ACRL representative to Leg Assembly

    February 15 – March 26, 2017

    Revise sections, add new issues (if necessary)

    All government relations committee members

    March 27, 2017

    Submit penultimate draft to staff liaison for copyediting

    Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

    April 3, 2017

    Submit final agenda, with Board action form, to ACRL office for virtual vote

    Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

    April 7-11, 2017

    ACRL Board pre-vote discussion period

    Staff post agenda and action form to ALA Connect


    ACRL Board voting period

    Staff set poll in ALA Connect


    Board decision communicated to Govt’ relations chair/co-chair



    Promote approved ACRL legislative agenda (2 weeks before NLLD) through standard ACRL communication channels

    Staff liaison

    May 2-3, 2017 

    National Library Legislative Day, Washington, DC