Residency Interest Group

Charge

"To support resident librarians, former resident librarians, and any interested parties to network, share their expertise, and promote resident librarian groups through: a) centralization of information regarding program availability; b) communication and promotion of core competencies and program evaluation; c) the overall advancement of resident education and residents’ professional success through inter-collegiate collaboration. The Resident Interest group provides opportunities and a platform for current and former resident librarians and other interested parties to share their experiences, research, and availability of library residencies. We believe that a resident librarian’s point of view is important to the development, growth, and success of a residency program RIG decided to edit the charge to make it more descriptive of the goals and projects we are currently working on."

Roster

Mrs. Mallary Rawls (Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Kalani J. Adolpho (Past Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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Resources

Residency Interest Group website
ALA Connect Community

Residency IG Discussion List
This discussion list is currently hosted through ALA Connect. In order to post to the list you will need to join the group’s ALA Connect Community and address all discussion list email messages to the Connect discussion list address  ALA-acrlresig@ConnectedCommunity.org

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Composition

As of August 2021, the RIG had 190 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.

Origin

The Residency Interest Group was established at the 2008 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2024 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Residency Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org