ACRL External Liaisons Committee

Charge

Oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities across all levels of the association; establishes and manages processes of establishing liaison relationships and provides common guidelines for appointing liaisons to the ACRL units managing liaison relationships; assesses effectiveness of the liaison program and makes recommendations for its improvement; communicates assessment findings with board and future directions for the liaison program; provides training and resource materials for liaisons including suggestions for communicating the results of liaison work to ACRL membership.

The grants working group manages liaison program support budget; establishes and manages competitive processes for liaisons to apply for funding for specific liaison activities over a defined period of time with a focus on assessable outcomes.

Roster

Kathleen H. Flynn (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Tracey A. Allen Overbey (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Emera L. Bridger Wilson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mandi Goodsett (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Chelsea Hanrahan (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Holly Mercer (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Fabio Montella (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Tracey A. Allen Overbey (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Carrye Kay Syma (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Constance M. Wade (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Anna Mary Williford (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jessica Brangiel (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Robert Jay Malone (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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Composition

  • One chair
  • One vice-chair
  • A working group for Grants appointed by the chair
  • Seven to ten committee members (in addition to the chair)
  • Board liaison
  • Staff liaison
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee
  • Since it is important that the vice-chair/chair be knowledgeable about the responsibilities and concerns of the committee, it is suggested that the committee vice-chair/chair be selected from the existing committee membership.

Origin

The External Liaisons Committee was created by the ACRL Board of Directors, through a virtual vote held in August 2018, while simultaneously dissolving the Liaisons Coordinating Committee, Liaisons Grants Committee, and Liaisons Training and Development Committee.

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

Allison Payne
Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives
Association of College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: (312) 280-2519
E-mail: apayne@ala.org