Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,
I hope you enjoyed your summer and that your academic year is off to a great start, despite the challenges many of us may be facing this year.
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. I am also sharing the July Virtual Leader Orientation, which includes info on work plans, communication, meetings, and other topics to help you succeed this year as an ACRL leader.
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.
Allison Payne, MLIS (She/Her/Hers)
The ACRL Board of Directors will be holding the ACRL Fall Board Virtual Meeting on November 16, 2020, 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 October 30, 2020.
I hope you have found valuable the ACRL Leadership Council sessions, hosted by ACRL President Jon Cawthorne and facilitated by McKensie Mack, who is the Founder and Managing Director of the McKensie Mack Group (MMG) and the Creator of #BoundaryWork. Here is the recording link for leaders who were unable to attend or would like to re-watch Part 1, "There's No Such Thing As Race Neutral: Developing Strategies for Anti-Racist Librarianship."
The volunteer form will open December 1, 2020 and all applications will be due February 12, 2021. All interested volunteers, including current committee members who would like to apply for reappointment, must complete the online form. The Call for Volunteers will be posted on ACRL Insider and shared though ACRL social media.
ACRL offers use of its Zoom virtual meeting rooms to its membership groups. Due to the increasing demand for meeting space from our 300+ groups, we ask that member leaders first consider alternative options for their smaller committee meetings lasting an hour or less. If your meeting is longer than one hour and you do not have access to alternative options, please consult the ACRL virtual meeting calendar and schedule well in advance.
For all virtual meetings, an agenda should 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.
September 27-October 3
ALA Banned Books Week
September 30ACRL Program Proposals for ALA Annual 2021 Due
ACRL/Choice Free Webinar: Equity and Access in the Age of COVID-19
ACRL Presents Free Webinar: Reopening Campus During the Pandemic: Treading Water in the Deep End
ACRL eLearning: Interim Leadership in Libraries: Building Effective Models and Processes
ACRL 2021 Scholarship Deadline
Part 3: ACRL Leadership Council
ACRL/Choice Free Webinar: How to Uncover Diverse Voices for Research and Teaching
ACRL Presents Free Webinar: Using ACRL's Fostering Change Guide in Your Library
October 30Board Doc Deadline
ACRL 2021 Proposals Deadline for Lightning Talk, Posters Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcasts
ACRL Fall Board Virtual Meeting
ACRL Call for Volunteers Launches
ACRL Awards Deadline
ALA Midwinter Virtual
Details coming soon!
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