American Sociological Association Liaison Wanted

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 Sociological Association (ASA).  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About ASA:

The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With over 14,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations.

As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.”

For more information about the organization, visit The latest ASA Liaison report (2011) 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 ASA
  • 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 ASA
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in sociology 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 (