Keeping Up With ACRL

ACRL is a large organization with many discrete parts–committees, sections, interest groups, Board of Directors, staff, and many more-working together to forward the association’s strategic purpose to lead academic and research libraries in advancing learning and scholarship. Each quarter, the ACRL staff provides the Board of Directors with a Strategic Planning Activities Report, or SPAR as it is commonly known.

As the name implies, this report highlights association initiatives within each of our strategic goal areas. The report cumulates for one year, with updates made quarterly. New additions are shown in regular type face and previously reported items shown in italics. The Board finds this report a helpful compilation of the wide variety of initiatives underway and thinks it can be a helpful overview for members as well. If you’d like to see the latest SPAR, it is posted in ALA Connect. For a narrative overview of ACRL activities, be sure to read the 2008-2009 ACRL Annual Report coming soon in the  December issue of C&RL News.

Mary Ellen Davis
ACRL Executive Director