ACRL Government Relations Committee
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- Recommend an ACRL legislative agenda to the Board before the Spring Executive Committee Meeting;
- Keep the ACRL Board up to date on the activities and discussions of the ALA Committee on Legislation;
- Monitor the Legislative Advocacy Plan and make suggestions for improvement as needed
Public Posts from ALA Connect
- ACRL Legislative Agenda
- ACRL Government Relations Committee Annual Meeting Agenda
- ACRL Government Relations Committee: Draft Minutes, MidWinter 2011
- ALA launches new web pages on WikiLeaks issues
- MW 2011 Legislative Priorities - Updates (in progress)
- ACRL Government Relations Committee 2010 Annual Revised Agenda
- ACRL Government Relations Committee 2010 Midwinter
- Government Relations Committee Annual Meeting Minutes
- Leg. Agenda Items
- Added all the minutes I have.
- A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
- Chair will serve as ex-officio member on the ALA Legislative Assembly
- Ex-officio members will include the Chapters Council Library Legislation Network Coordinator (appointed by Chapters Council), the Director of Government Relations of the ALA Washington Office, and the chair of the ACRL Copyright Committee
- Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee
The ACRL Board approved a revised charge for the Government Relations Committee in 1996. In 2005, the ACRL Board approved a revised charge that includes a revised statement on legislative agenda specifying the committee is "seeking formal input from the Scholarly Communications Committee, the Copyright Committee, and other committees and ACRL leaders as appropriate." The charge was also updated to say, "The Committee will monitor the Legislative Advocacy Plan and make suggestions for improvement as needed. In addition, the Committee will support the ACRL Government Relations Specialist to ensure success of that position Members of the GRC may be asked to write position papers expanding on Legislative Agenda items." In 2005, the Government Relations Committee was included as a component committee of the Advocacy Committee. In 2009, the charged was revised a second time to change the timing of the Legislative Agenda. It was also redefined as a stand-alone divisional committee when the coordinating committee was reclassified as a standard committee, with no coordinating committee umbrella structure.
Volunteer applications for ACRL division-level committees are accepted through February 15 for service the following committee term, which begins July 1. Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for more information and a link to the volunteer form.
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