Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Current and next year's committee rosters  


The Section's Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, the immediate Past-Chair, the Archivist/Historian (ex-officio), Newsletter Editor (ex-officio), and the Handbook Editor (ex-officio). The Section Board consists of the members of the Executive Committee and the chairs of standing and ad-hoc committees. In addition to conducting the Section business at the annual and midwinter meetings, the Executive Committee also has the responsibility for decisions regarding the Section during the periods of time between meetings. The duties and obligations of these officers and committees are explained in detail in the About Us section.


To recognize outstanding instructional programming and leadership among our colleagues by choosing the recipients of   awards sponsored by CJCLS.   The committee will proactively research possible nominees for these awards and solicit nominations widely from membership, and convey their decisions to the Executive Committee. The committee will periodically review the selection criteria for honorees; coordinate publicity related to individual awards and award recipients according to ALA/ACRL award procedures; update information about award winners on the Section web site; and update the internal documents that guide the committee. The Committee also coordinates CJCLS awards events at the annual conference.


To facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices and news from ACRL/ALA units and relevant outside agencies to CJCLS members; assess the many communication options available and maintain a formal communication plan to disseminate information among CJCLS members. Membership on this committee includes the Section’s Webmaster and Newsletter Editor.


To identify appropriate topics for conference programs and plan program activities, locations, and participants for the ALA Annual Conference. To coordinate program sponsorship with other ALA units as appropriate.    The Committee may also coordinate timely topical discussions of interest to community and junior college librarians for annual conference and/or midwinter meetings.  


To explore, collect and disseminate information on Library Technical Assistant Training Programs; to provide channels of communications for sharing information on these programs; to explore establishing liaisons with Library Technical Assistant organizations; to investigate developing guidelines and standards for Library Technical Assistant Programs; to encourage publication of textbooks and other training materials.  Committee Resources available.


To promote personal membership of the Section and to encourage participation in the Section and ACRL. To propose strategies for recruitment, orientation and retention of members to CJCLS and ACRL. To utilize ACRL reports to welcome new members and to make contact with dropped members. To provide reports to the Executive Committee identifying membership trends and needs, and to maintain membership statistics for ACRL use.


To nominate candidates for elective positions. The Committee is comprised of three Section members appointed by the incoming Chair of CJCLS who selects the Chair of the Committee. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect may not serve on this committee. The Nominating Committee Chair may represent CJCLS on the ACRL Appointments and Nominations Committee if recommended by the Section Chair and appointed by the ACRL President.


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