As the Vice-Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section (IS), I invite you to get involved in IS by becoming an Instruction Section member and by volunteering to serve on an IS committee. Serving as a member of an IS committee provides a wonderful opportunity to interact with your colleagues as we work together to accomplish our mission.
I will be making most appointments to IS committees after the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, and these appointments will take effect following the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. I anticipate needing volunteers for the following IS Committees:
- Conference Program Planning
- Discussion Group Steering
- IL Best Practices
- IL in the Disciplines
- Instruction for Diverse Populations
- Instructional Technologies
- Local Arrangements
- Management & Leadership
- Mentoring Program
- Policy & Publications Review
- Professional Education
- Research & Scholarship
- Teaching Methods
In order to serve on an IS Committee, you must be an ALA member and an ACRL IS member. Committee members serve for two years with the possibility of reappointment for a second two-year term. I encourage first-time volunteers to consider serving as committee secretaries. Committee secretaries take and disseminate minutes of committee meetings and update the committee web page with content from the committee chair. Committee secretaries serve for one year, then they may be appointed to serve as full members the following year. Please keep in mind that committee members and committee secretaries must be able to participate fully in the committee’s online work.
To volunteer, simply complete the Committee Volunteer Form on the IS web site. If you wish to serve as a committee secretary, send me an email to express your interest after you have completed the Committee Volunteer Form. To receive more information about the IS committee appointment process, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address below.
I am looking forward to working with you!
Jennifer Knievel, 2015-2016 Vice-Chair, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org