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The Changing Nature of Student Retention

April 4, 2012 Steven J. Bell 4

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell discusses student retention and new ACRL Discussion Groups. In the wake of the approval of a division-level committee restructuring plan by ACRL’s Board of […]

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Appointments Update, Part 2

April 2, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell provides a second update on the ACRL appointments process. I am pleased to report that the process for appointing ACRL members to division-level committees […]

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Appointments Update

March 2, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell provides an update on the ACRL appointments process. One of the primary responsibilities of the ACRL vice-president/president-elect is to oversee the appointments process for […]

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ACRL Board Approves Committee Restructuring

February 14, 2012 Joyce L. Ogburn 0

The ACRL Board of Directors passed a new division level committee structure effective July 2012.  The committee structure will advance ACRL’s strategic goals and support operations. The committee structure complete with committee charges and transition plans is available on the ACRL website (PDF).  The Board wishes to acknowledge and thank […]

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The ACRL President’s Program – Not An Initiative

February 10, 2012 Steven J. Bell 0

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell discusses the ACRL President’s Program series at ALA Annual. Since transitioning into my role as ACRL vice-president/president-elect I’ve received some interesting questions from colleagues. […]

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Volunteer For ACRL Committees By February 15

February 1, 2012 David Free 0

The deadline to volunteer for 2012-2013 ACRL committee appointments is Friday, February 15. To volunteer for a division-level or section-level committee, please complete the online form located on the ACRL website. Please note: ACRL Vice President Steven Bell and the Appointments Committee oversee divisional committee appointments and section Vice -Chairs […]

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ACRL Committee Restructuring – Next Steps

January 13, 2012 Joyce L. Ogburn 0

The ACRL Board is grateful for all of the feedback received about the Proposed Committee Structure for ACRL. The Board did an in-depth review of the survey responses, as well as other communications in ALA Connect and by e-mail. The Board had an extensive conference call on January 10, 2012, […]

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What Does It Mean To Be A Strategic Association

December 16, 2011 Steven J. Bell 0

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of an occasional series of posts from the ACRL Board of Directors.  In this post, Vice-President/ President-Elect Steven J. Bell discusses the strategic association. Part of the process of becoming ACRL president is learning how to be an effective association leader. Familiar with Encyclopedia […]

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2011 I Love My Librarian Awards

December 15, 2011 David Free 0

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Especially to the following recipients from the academic/ research library community: Dr. Rhonda Allison Rios Kravitz Sacramento City College Sacramento, California Rebecca Traub Temple University Harrisburg Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Barbara K. Weaver […]

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ACRL Website Migration

December 6, 2011 Mary Ellen Davis 0

As part of ALA’s move to a new web platform, the ACRL website will migrate to Drupal CMS on Wednesday, December 7.  During the migration process, we’ve worked to improve our site’s information architecture to make it easier to navigate and more user-friendly. As with any website project, we have […]