ACRL Membership Committee

Charge

To advise ACRL staff on matters related to membership promotion and member recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Roster

Mr. Russell S. Michalak (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Heather C. Plaisance (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Heather L. Brown (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Alyssa N. Denneler (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Kate McCready (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Elizabeth Carol Novosel (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Heather C. Plaisance (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Christine Ruotolo (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Jill Sodt (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jennifer M. Starkey (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ilka Datig (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Yasmeen Shorish (Board Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Gena Parsons-Diamond (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)

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Composition

  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Chair serves as ex-officio member on the ALA Membership Promotion Task Force
  • Ex-officio members include the chairs of the Membership Coordinating Committee component committees
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the 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 Membership Coordinating Committee was created when Board approved the restructuring of the Membership Advisory Committee at the Midwinter Meeting 2010 to include a Membership Coordinating Committee and four component committees and, as a pilot project, the Membership Recruitment component committee will be a virtual 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

Gena Parsons-Diamond
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: 312-280-2512
E-mail: gparsonsdiamond@ala.org

Mary Jane Petrowski
Associate Director
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: 312-280-2523
E-mail: mpetrowski@ala.org