ACRL Professional Values Committee

Charge

To provide support and guidance to the ACRL Board regarding the professional principles and values of academic and research librarians; to engage ACRL members in sustaining and enhancing efforts to promote the ethics, intellectual freedom, and other principles and values; to develop informational and training materials that educate librarians and the public about the nature of and issues involved in ethics and intellectual freedom; to develop standards, policies, and policy statements for ACRL and contribute to revisions of the ALA Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Intellectual Freedom Manual; to work with the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics to coordinate and advance ethics and intellectual freedom issues of interest to academic librarians and libraries; and  to collaborate with the liaisons to the ALA Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom Committees who also serve as members of the Committee. 

Roster

Ms. Marcela Yael Isuster (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Daniel Warren Cardwell (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Regina Beach-Bertin (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ryan F. Buller (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Sabrina Davis (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Whitney R. Hilley (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Linda Kott (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kacy Lundstrom (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Megan Jane Oakleaf (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Christopher Lee Proctor, II (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Jennifer E. Steele (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Rebecca Miller Waltz (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
David Free (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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Composition

  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Two representative positions. Representatives will not concurrently serve in the chair or vice-chair positions.
    • 1 representative to the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee  will serve as committee members on the committee and is responsible for communication with the committee and among the associated ALA Committees and ACRL Board.
    • 1 representative to the the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) (formerly ALA Professional Ethics Committee) will serve as committee members on the committee and is responsible for communication with the committee and among the associated ALA Committees and ACRL Board.
  • 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 Professional Values Committee was established by the ACRL Board of Directors in the spring of 2013.

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

David Free
Editor-in-Chief of College and Research Libraries News/Senior Communications Strategist
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: 312-280-2517
E-mail: dfree@ala.org