Social Media Coordinator

Current Social Media Coordinator: Vacant

The IS Social Media Coordinator serves a three-year term beginning and ending at ALA Annual conferences, appointed on odd-numbered years when possible. The Social Media Coordinator has an appointment as a member of the Communication Committee and, as such, participates in the work of that committee throughout the year. The Social Media Coordinator works closely with the IS Web Site Administrators and also works under the general direction of the IS Executive Committee and in consultation with the IS Advisory Committee.

The IS Social Media Coordinator is a member of the Communication Committee and is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IS Advisory Council. As such, the IS Social Media Coordinator is required to attend IS Advisory Council and Communication Committee virtual meetings.


  • Developing and managing a social media presence for the Instruction Section on Facebook and Twitter in collaboration with Section committee chairs and the IS Executive Committee
  • Developing and documenting sustainable listening, influencing, engagement, and measurement strategies that will build community in these spaces and promote the work of the Section
  • Monitoring the Section’s social media and responding to inquiries in consultation with the appropriate Section members
  • Making recommendations and implementing methods for a continuing management strategy for the Section’s social media


  • ACRL Instruction Section Member
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Demonstrated interest in and record of successful social media planning
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to communicate and collaborate effectively through email
  • Commitment to respond quickly to the Section’s needs

Appointment and Term:

The IS Social Media Coordinator is a volunteer who serves a three-year term beginning immediately after Annual Conference and terminating after Annual Conference three years later (unless otherwise stated).

Following closure of the annual ACRL committee volunteer form on February 28, names of all volunteer applicants who indicate interest in serving on the IS Communication Committee are forwarded by the Section Vice-Chair to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Communication Committee. In lieu of a formal application process to ensure equitable access to serving in IS Administrator roles, all interested volunteer applicants receive a link to a survey to indicate both interest and professional strengths applicable to the available IS Administrator roles. The Section Vice-Chair offers the positions to the selected individuals based on the Communication Committee’s recommendations in collaboration with the IS Executive Committee, and upon acceptance of the offers, sends official ACRL appointment notifications. For more information, please visit: Appointing IS Administrator Positions.

The Social Media Coordinator must attend Communication Committee and Advisory Council virtual meetings.