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

Holly Mercer
(Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Tracey Allen Overbey
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Holly Mercer
(Vice-Chair, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Amy Odwarka
(Vice-Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Candice Benjes-Small
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Dr. Emera L. Bridger Wilson
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Kim Copenhaver
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Juliann Couture
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Christopher Cox
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Travis Goode
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mandi Goodsett
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Chelsea Hanrahan
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Oscar R. Lanza-Galindo
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Fabio Montella
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Amy Odwarka
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Cynthia Mari Orozco
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Carrye Kay Syma
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Jessica Brangiel
(Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Dr. Carrie Forbes
(Board Liaison, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Megan R. Griffin
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Megan R. Griffin
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Allison Payne
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Allison Payne
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)

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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
  • 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.
  • The Liaisons Assembly is chaired by the Vice-Chair of the External Liaisons Committee.
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee
Subcommitees and Task Forces
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.

Staff Liaison

Allison Payne

Interim Executive Director

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

Get Involved

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