The Association of College and Research Libraries encourages members to volunteer for immediate service on one of the following new committees responsible for managing and coordinating ACRL’s program for liaising with other organizations interested in higher education:
Liaisons Coordinating Committee – Oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities across all levels of the association; establishes and manages processes of establishing liaison relationships and provides common guidelines for appointing liaisons to the ACRL units managing liaison relationships; assesses effectiveness of the liaison program and makes recommendations for its improvement; communicates assessment findings with the ACRL Board and future directions for the liaison program.
Liaisons Grants Committee – Manages liaison program support budget; establishes and manages competitive processes for liaisons to apply for funding for specific liaison activities over a defined period of time with a focus on assessable outcomes.
Liaisons Training & Development Committee – Manages ALA Connect Community for Liaisons; provides training and resource materials for liaisons including suggestions for communicating the results of liaison work to ACRL membership.
ACRL members interested in volunteering for a term starting immediately on one of the above committees should send a short expression of interest to President Lisa Hinchliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2010. They should also complete the online volunteer form at http://www.acrl.org/volunteer.