Volunteer for Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force by March 31

The ACRL Board of Directors approved, via virtual vote during March 3–13, 2017, the ACRL Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task. ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created task force. Please see the following charge and timeline:

Charge: The task force is established to, following the procedures for the review of Standards found in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures Chapter 14: (1) review the GMRAL (2012), (2) review challenges and opportunities brought by media resources and technologies in higher education, (3) recommend community college, college and university libraries the guidelines that represent the best practice to i) develop media collections, services and programs relevant to the library user communities and ii) weave the libraries’ media resources and technologies into the fabric of faculty and students’ teaching, learning and research experience, (4) recommend needed changes to existing guidelines, (5) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (6) seek comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (7) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into the final draft.


Dates interim reports are due:

  • An interim report is due to the ACRL Board of Directors by the 2017 ALA Annual Conference if possible, and the 2017 Fall executive Committee meeting at the latest.

Date final report is due:

  • The final document should be submitted for ACRL Board approval within six months of the draft being circulated for comment, and no later than fall 2018. The draft guidelines should be made available for review and comment by membership no later than one year after the appointment of the task force.

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force is March 31! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website (ALA website log-in required).

Note: Due to the timeline of this task force, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.