American Anthropological Association Liaison Sought

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a two-year term (August 2012- July 2014) as the ACRL Liaison to the American Anthropological Association (AAA).  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between AAA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About AAA:

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), founded in 1902, is one of the largest Anthropological organizations in the world and was democratically formed to address the needs of people interested and working in the field of Anthropology. Currently, there are over 10,000 members, but the numbers continue to increase. The AAA also is responsible for regularly releasing issues of the journal, the American Anthropologist.

Richard B. Woodbury, well-known Anthropologist, stated, “The AAA has remained the central society for the discipline, addressing with considerable success its increasingly varied interests and speaking for anthropology to other fields, the federal and state governments, and the public” (Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, 1994)

For more information about the organization, please visit The latest AAA Liaison reports (2009 and 2010) is available on ALA Connect.

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2012

Submission Requirements
Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Sally Willson Weimer,  ANSS Liaison Committee Co-Chair, or  Anne Larrivee, ANSS Liaison  Committee Co-Chair,
  • A current vita


  • Current member of ANSS, ACRL, and AAA
  • Experience collaborating with Anthropology faculty and providing assistance to Anthropology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ASA and ACRL
  • Financial support to attend ASA Annual Conferences for the length of the two-year term if not fully  funded by ACRL (Note:  ANSS  may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into sociology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Participation in one or more sections of  AAA
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in Anthropology or related areas

Selection Process Timeline

  • July  1-15: ANSS Executive Committee reviews submitted applications.
  • Aug.  1: ANSS Executive Committee contacts successful candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS  Liaison Committee co-chairs Sally Willson Weimer ( or Anne Larrivee (