The ACRL Board of Directors approved, through virtual vote during May 3–11, 2016, the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee to support the newly added fourth goal to the ACRL Plan for Excellence. ACRL Vice-President Irene M.H. Herold invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly created committee. Please see the following charge:
Charge: To oversee and implement ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal, as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, diversity, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Initiative; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of this initiative.
The New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal and objectives are below:
Goal: Academic and research library workforce effectively navigates change in higher education environments.
- Deepen ACRL’s advocacy and support for a full range of information professionals.
- Equip library workforce at all levels to effectively lead, manage, and embrace change.
- Expand ACRL’s role as a catalyst for transformational change in higher education.
The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee is June 3! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form on the ACRL website.
Note: Due to the timeline of this committee, the process is separate from the annual division-level and section appointments. Information on those appointments will be posted in December.