ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

Charge

Responsible for creating and updating a biennial environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment, e.g., economic, demographic, political, for release at the ACRL conference. Identifies the “ACRL Top 10 Trends" for release every two years in non-ACRL conference years.

Roster

Dr. Alex McAllister (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Michael Flierl (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Thomas Reed Caswell (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Laura Costello (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Michael Flierl (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Anita Riley Hall (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Cindy Li (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Monica Maher (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mary Piorun (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Patrice-Andre 'Max' Prud'homme (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Brian D. Quigley (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Gregory S. Walker (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Toni Anaya (Board Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)

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Resources

2018 Top Trends in Academic Libraries (June 2018)
The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee is responsible for creating and updating a continuous and dynamic environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment. As a part of this effort, the committee develops a list of the top trends that are affecting academic libraries now and in the near future.

Environmental Scan 2017 (March 2017) (PDF)
The 2017 environmental scan by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee explores the current atmosphere in the world of academic and research libraries along with trends that will define the future of academic and research librarianship and the research environment. The document builds on earlier ACRL reports, identifying several emerging issues.
 

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Composition

  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • 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 Research Planning and Review Committee was established by the ACRL Board in 2007 as a component committee of the Research Coordinating Committee. In 2009, the committee revised its charge.

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

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