Serves as a conduit for information and communication between National ACRL and its Chapters, and promotes membership of ACRL National.
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ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force
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To investigate relevant electronic resources for communication studies; assess and evaluate relevant electronic resources for usability and function; encourage the development of better electronic resources within communication studies through careful vendor feedback; to inform and educate librarians about relevant electronic resources, their use, and implementation as a library resource....
ACRL External Liaisons Committee
Work with the ACRL Board and staff to formulate the ACRL legislative agenda seeking input from other ACRL committees and leaders. Assists the ACRL Board in efforts to incorporate the ACRL legislative agenda into the ALA legislative agenda. Serves in an advisory role to the ACRL Government Relations Specialist.
Members of the ALA Connect Community who are currently serving in liaison positions at all levels of the association.
ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes
To oversee and coordinate ACRL's Research and Scholarly Environment Initiative as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, and advocacy and in developing the ACRL research and scholarly communications website; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Initiative.
Responsible for overseeing the development of standards and guidelines adopted and promoted by the Association.
ACRL/ULS Professional Development Committee
To oversee and coordinate ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL Value website; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Value Initiative.
ACRL/CJCLS Community College Engagement Implementation Task
To recommend additions and changes to ALA Policy 7 (Conferences and Meetings) as appropriate; to recommend policies to Council for the coordination and scheduling of conference programming and for simplifi cation of meeting scheduling, including use of technologies; to recommend to Council policies guiding the selection of Conference and Meeting sites and dates; to review recommendations of specifi c sites and dates prior to their presentation by Conference Services to the ALA Executive Board; to recommend to Council and to ALA staff a means for communication with the membership to hear their concerns about Conference and Meeting procedures and policies.
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The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee will play a leadership role in the creation and development of metadata standards for bibliographic information. The Committee will review and evaluate proposed standards; recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy; establish a mechanism for the continuing review of standards (including the monitoring of further development); provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies; and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.
1. To consider all aspects of problems in the bibliographic organization of materials issued in or dealing with Africa and Asia, with the exception of Asiatic Russia. 2. To review the use of the various ISBDs for describing materials written in nonalphabetic scripts or nonroman alphabets used in these areas and make recommendations concerning them to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access....
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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and nonbook library materials and for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials and techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library.
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The IFC Privacy subcommittee monitors ongoing privacy developments in technology (in cooperation with the Library & Information Technology Association), politics and legislation (in cooperation with the Committee on Legislation), and social trends; to identify needs and resources for librarians and library users; to propose action to IFC on resolutions, policies, and guidelines as well as on educational, informational, promotional and other projects; and to collaborate with other organizations (e.g., LITA and COL).
The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.
There is a growing need across academic disciplines for access to quality research and instructional image content, and many academic libraries are responding by offering image collections as a standard resource. Libraries are playing an important role in evaluating and funding subscription image databases, and are also developing local interdisciplinary image collections, providing technical infrastructure for image collection development and delivery, and supporting research and instruction with images.
These topics and more are the focus of the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group. Additional issues of interest include (but are not limited to):
Image Credits (Left to right, each row)-flickr user wonderlane: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3242519210/-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/colhist,259-Library of Congress:http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96502806/-flickr user Scorpions and Centaurs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/2302688911/-flickr user Stevie-B: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_brace/217149481/-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/index.html-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/hupy,566-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/poissy,68
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