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Legislative Representative: Position Description

Requirements:

Must be a member of OLA/Academic Division (ACRL-Oregon)

Term:

Serves a 2 year term, appointed in odd years

Duties:

  • Facilitates knowledge of and involvement in local, state and federal public policy issues for the ACRL-OR Board and its membership
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the OLA Library Development and Legislative Committee
  • Liaison to ACRL National Legislative Network
  • Monitors OLA’s Legislative Agenda
  • Monitors ACRL National’s Legislation & Policy (formerly Washington Watch)
  • Represent academic librarians at ALA Legislative Day as part of the Oregon contingent
  • Distributes notices to ACRL-OR membership, via the Chapter’s email list and/or blog, regarding legislative issues affecting college and research libraries and higher education generally
  • Advises ACRL-OR Board on legislative issues
  • Provides an annual report to the ACRL-Oregon President

Other Information

Optionally, concurrently or subsequently, the Legislative Representative may wish to apply to be an ACRL Legislative Advocate


For more information about board member duties, visit the ACRL-Oregon Board Position Descriptions page.

For a list of current board members, visit the ACRL-Oregon Board Members page.

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