CLS Best Practices Committee


To promote the implementation and use of ACRL standards/guidelines and relevant best practice statements for college and medium-sized academic libraries; identify and track new concerns that arise regarding these documents; investigate mechanisms for evaluating these documents for continuous improvement; disseminate information about best practices through a variety of media; and serve as the group primarily responsible for determining the need for additional relevant documents and revisions to existing documents.


Diana Symons
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Regina Beach-Bertin
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Kathleen Makarewicz
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Donna B. Smith
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association


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.