ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force

Charge

The task force is established to, following the procedures for the review of Standards found in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures Chapter 14: (1) review the GMRAL (2012), (2) review challenges and opportunities brought by media resources and technologies in higher education, (3) recommend community college, college and university libraries the guidelines that represent the best practice to i) develop media collections, services and programs relevant to the library user communities and ii) weave the libraries’ media resources and technologies into the fabric of faculty and students’ teaching, learning and research experience, (4) recommend needed changes to existing guidelines, (5) produce a draft document incorporating these changes, (6) seek comments and input from stakeholder communities and the general ACRL membership, and (7) incorporate, as appropriate, those recommendations into the final draft. 

Roster

Gisele Genevieve Tanasse (Chair, July 1, 2016, to October 31, 2018)
Jodi Hoover (Member, May 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)
Ms. Mary S. Konkel (Member, May 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)
Dr. LaRoi M. Lawton (Member, May 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)
Steven Dennis Milewski (Member, May 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)
Lori J. Ostapowicz-Critz (Board Liaison, June 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)
Erin Nevius (Staff Liaison, May 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018)

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Composition

  • Chair
  • 1 subject matter expert from ALA Video Round Table (VRT)
  • 1 subject matter expert from ACRL Media Resources Discussion Group
  • 1 representative from community/junior college libraries
  • 1 representative from college libraries
  • 1 representative from university/research libraries
  • 1 ACRL staff liaison
  • 1 ACRL Board liaison

Members fitting these categories with experience managing media collections, services and programs in various academic libraries in higher education, or serving on accreditation teams in various regions will be given preference.

Timeline

Date interim report is due: An interim report is due to the ACRL Board of Directors by the 2017 ALA Annual Conference if possible, and the 2017 Fall executive Committee meeting at the latest.

Date final report is due: The final document should be submitted for ACRL Board approval within six months of the draft being circulated for comment, and no later than fall 2018. The draft guidelines should be made available for review and comment by membership no later than one year after the appointment of the task force.

Origin

The ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force was first approved at the 2004 Midwinter Meeting. The task force was reinstated by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2010 Spring Executive Committee Meeting. Most recently, the Board approved, via virtual vote during March 7-13, 2017, to reinstate the task force to review the Guidelines per 14.6 Procedures for Updating Standards and Guidelines.