Proposed ACRL Bylaws Revisions

At the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the ACRL Board asked for input about the possibility of a dues increase. We heard the message that even in tough times, members understood the need for a dues increase but also that it would be best to have smaller increases rather than larger. As one person quipped, “about the cost of a latte.”

The ACRL Board asked the ACRL Budget & Finance Committee to recommend a course of action that would enable the association to remain financially stable while also minimizing the impact on members. As a result, the ACRL Board has taken the first of two votes needed to approve language for the spring ballot to revise the ACRL bylaws to achieve these goals.

A FAQ available on the ACRL Web site (PDF) details the bylaws change and answers questions about the change. We encourage you to discuss this bylaws change with ACRL Board members. You may also send questions or comments to me at I hope you will take time to review the FAQ and I encourage you to support this bylaws change on the spring ballot.


Lisa Hinchliffe
ACRL President 2010-2011