ACRL Division-Level Committee Public Community

last person joined: 9 days ago 

ACRL Division-Level Committee Public Community

ACRL Pre-Midwinter Updates

  • 1.  ACRL Pre-Midwinter Updates

    Posted Dec 10, 2019 03:25 PM

    Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,

    With 2019 coming to a close, I want to check-in with some updates and reminders before the new year.

    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,

    Allison Payne, MLIS (She/Her/Hers)

    Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives

    Association of College & Research Libraries

    50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    T: 312-280-2519; F: 312-280-2520;


    ACRL Midwinter Board Doc Deadline: Extended to December 20

    The ACRL Board of Directors will be meeting at the upcoming 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. 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 December 20, 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.

    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 Virtual Leadership Council – January 16, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm CST

    Last week, ACRL President Karen Munro sent an invite to all ACRL leaders for ACRL's first Virtual Leadership Council Meeting, which will be held in Zoom on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST. If you have not already registered and would like to attend, please complete the Zoom registration.

    ACRL Leadership Welcome Breakfast – January 25, 2020, 7:00–8:30 am EST

    ACRL President Karen Munro also recently sent an invite to all ACRL leaders for the ACRL Leadership Welcome Breakfast, which will be held at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. This session is primarily an opportunity for networking with a few announcements; it will not include a Leadership Council program. The Welcome Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 7:00–8:30 a.m. EST, with brief remarks anticipated at 7:30 a.m. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend. 

    ACRL 2020–2021 Committee Appointments

    The volunteer form officially opened on December 2, 2019 and all applications will be due February 14, 2020. In the coming weeks, the ACRL Appointments Committee will be in contact with committee chairs for recommendations on reappointment. For more information on the volunteer process, please visit the ACRL Volunteer page.

    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

    Upcoming Dates

    December 20
    MW20 Board Doc Deadline

    January 16
    2:00-3:30 pm CST

    Virtual Leadership Council

    January 10
    MW20 Agendas Due

    January 24–28
    ALA Midwinter Meeting

    January 25
    7:00–8:30 a.m. EST

    ACRL Leadership Welcome Breakfast at MW20.
    Please RSVP

    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