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 February 28th, 2023 deadline, and these appointments will take effect July 1st, 2023. The following are the current IS Committees and see below.
Important: Please note that as some committees are much more popular than others, being flexible in your volunteering selections makes it more likely for you to get matched to a committee. Also, ALA is continuing to pause the work of all awards committees through the 2023 cycle so those will not receive appointments.
- Virtual Engagement Committee
- Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox
- Information Gathering and Exchange
- IL Best Practices
- IL in the Disciplines
- Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award (currently paused)
- Innovation Award (currently paused)
- Inclusive Pedagogy Committee
- Instructional Technologies
- Management & Leadership
- Mentoring Program
- Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award (currently paused)
- 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!
Nicole Pagowsky, 2022-2023 Vice-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org