ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

Charge

Responsible for creating and updating a biennial environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment, e.g., economic, demographic, political, for release at the ACRL conference. Identifies the “ACRL Top 10 Trends" for release every two years in non-ACRL conference years.

Roster

Dr. Christopher Palazzolo (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Kathleen Kern (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Nancy E. Adams (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 28, 2018)
Nancy E. Adams (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Allison Benedetti (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Thomas Reed Caswell (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Nancy Falciani-White (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Michelle Leonard (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Jenny Oleen (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Erin Elizabeth Owens (Member, July 1, 2016, to October 31, 2017)
Eamon C. Tewell (Member, July 1, 2017, to February 6, 2019)
Minglu Wang (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Andrew J. Wesolek (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Caroline Fuchs (Board Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)

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Resources

2018 Top Trends in Academic Libraries (June 2018)
The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee is responsible for creating and updating a continuous and dynamic environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment. As a part of this effort, the committee develops a list of the top trends that are affecting academic libraries now and in the near future.

Environmental Scan 2017 (March 2017) (PDF)
The 2017 environmental scan by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries along with trends that will define the future of academic and research librarianship and the research environment. The document builds on earlier ACRL reports, identifying several emerging issues.

Composition

  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee

Origin

The Research Planning and Review Committee was established by the ACRL Board in 2007 as a component committee of the Research Coordinating Committee. In 2009, the committee revised its charge.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Mary Jane Petrowski
Associate Director
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2523
E-mail: mpetrowski@ala.org