ACRL Membership Funding for BIPOC Library Workers

March 3, 2022 Allison Payne 0

During these unprecedented times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened social awareness of systemic racism, oppression, and institutional violence, and economic recession– all of which disproportionately impact communities of color– the ACRL Board of Directors has approved funding for one year of ALA and ACRL membership for up […]

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ACRL Diversity Alliance Survey

February 9, 2022 Allison Payne 0

Jesus Espinoza, Deborah Yun Caldwell, and Anastasia Chiu are conducting a survey on library diversity residency programs and their impacts on library organizational hiring and retention practices on behalf of the ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force. The survey focuses on how libraries’ organization hiring and retention practices change as a […]

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ACRL Executive Committee Documents Due 10/22

September 30, 2021 Allison Payne 0

The ACRL Executive Committee will be meeting on November 9, 2021, and the document deadline is October 22, 2021 (meeting info). To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, please follow the below steps. Complete a Board […]

Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework: An Update

June 10, 2021 Allison Payne 0

In 2020, ACRL; the Association of Research Libraries (ARL); ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS); and the Public Library Association (PLA) created a joint taskforce to create a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity. The work was originally scheduled to end in June 2020, but the […]

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ANSS Seeks Criminal Justice Liaison

April 28, 2021 Allison Payne 0

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking candidates to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024) as the ACRL Liaison to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). The ACJS Liaison is responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ACJS and ACRL, which […]