Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession. If you’d like to become more engaged, I invite you to volunteer to serve on a 2013—14 division or section committee.
Volunteering in ACRL is a wonderful way to help develop your leadership skills, meet new colleagues, and develop or enhance your professional network. I therefore strongly encourage all association members to volunteer to serve. After all, the association is only as strong as its members. It is through the dedicated work of our member-leaders that ACRL continues to thrive. Your contributions help ACRL achieve the goals stated in the Plan for Excellence (our strategic plan), provide an opportunity for you to share your expertise, and continue to promote ACRL as the higher education association for librarians. I thank you, in advance, for volunteering your time and efforts to strengthen the association.
The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the volunteer form by February 15, 2013. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.
–Trevor A. Dawes, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect