ACRL Liaison Program

ACRL has a rich history of working with its membership to establish and cultivate relationships beyond ALA. Liaison relationships allow ACRL to systematically identify, develop, and maintain productive channels for formal and informal dialogue as well as partnerships for research, exchange of ideas, discussion of common standards and practice, joint publication, and pursuing common goals with other organizations interested in higher education. Liaisons are to help organizations understand the value-added asset libraries can bring to their respective missions and goals.

The ACRL External Liaisons Committee (ELC), formerly the Liaisons Coordinating Committee (LCC), oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities with external, non-library organizations across all levels of the association. In particular, the ELC is charged with creating and managing processes for establishing liaison relationships and providing common guidelines for appointing liaisons to the ACRL units managing liaison relationships. Further, the ELC assesses the effectiveness of the liaison program and makes recommendations for its improvement; communicates assessment findings and future direction recommendations with the ACRL Board of Directors. The ELC component committee includes the ACRL Liaisons Assembly Committee.

Info about the Liaison Assembly:

Current target organizations and liaisons

Assessing liaison program effectiveness

Criteria for selecting target organizations and liaisons

Interviews with liaisons about their work

Info for Liaisons:

ACRL Liaisons to Professional Associations: Major issues, talking points, and resources

Guidelines for funding members of the Liaisons Assembly

Funding request template with sample

Liaison Grant Funding Evaluation Rubric

Sample ACRL liaison report

Tips for Liaisons

What is conflict of interest?  (ACRL Policy 15.3)