ACRL/IS Building Virtual Community Task Force


The task force will engage in the following activities including but not limited to: 
Explore a wide range of virtual tools for professional development including consulting with the Distance Learning Section; Examine the current leadership and committee structure to look for opportunities to better serve the membership; Search for new avenues for in-person and virtual social connections; Update the Instruction Section website and policy language to reflect the work of an all virtual section; Promote transparency and aid the decision-making process by consulting IS members as well as leaders within and outside the field to solicit ideas and feedback; communicate updates via the ILI-L listserv; Write a two part report: recommendations for re-envisioning the section (Year 1) and a final report including implementation and assessment plans (Year 2) shared widely with ACRL so others may benefit from the work of the task force.


Ms. Elizabeth M. Barksdale (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Joseph Edward Goetz (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Paul Bond (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ellysa Stern Cahoy (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ashley B. Crane (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Claire Elise Lobdell (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Merinda McLure (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Erin A. Mooney (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Sarah I. Smith (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Meghan Elizabeth Sitar (Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 05/24/2019. Last retrieved on 05/24/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Get Involved

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

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2514