ACRL Awards Process Implementation Task Force

Charge

  • Make specific, implementable recommendations for streamlining ACRL awards process including:
    • Establish standardized process, fundraising protocols, and standard/consistent monetary awards structure across ACRL; create new corresponding guidelines or procedures as necessary
    • Investigate feasibility of collapsing all awards into one new division awards committee, as well as other models that consolidate and centralize the process and provide a nimble structure that responds to member and professional needs and values, share pros and cons of different approaches and gather stakeholder feedback as appropriate
    • Ensure equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles are incorporated into all aspects of awards program, including research grants and scholarships, whether administered at the division or section level (Principles include, but are not limited to definitions of achievement, award eligibility criteria, award nomination processes, and award committee appointment processes)
    • Ensure ACRL awards process aligns with ALA policies and awards procedures

Roster

Lori Goetsch (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. John A. Lehner (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Elena Azadbakht (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jodie Borgerding (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dennis Clark (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Kerry Creelman (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Victoria Dawkins (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Charmaine Henriques (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Thomas Francis Keenan (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Laurel Littrell (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. John J. Meier (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
William M. Modrow (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Laura Mondt (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Emma M. Sarconi (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jessica Szempruch (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Cynthia L. Thomes (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Melissa A. Wong (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Beth McNeil (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Robert Jay Malone (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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Composition

  • 1 Task Force Chair, Lori Goetsch
  • 2 Members who have recent past experience serving on ACRL Division Awards Committee Chairs
  • 2 Members who have recent past experience serving ACRL Section Awards Committee Chairs
  • 1 current or recent member from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDI) Committee
  • 1 current or recent member from the Publications Coordinating Committee
  • 1 Member from the previous Awards Task Force
  • 1 ACRL Staff Liaison
  • 1 ACRL Board Liaison

Timeline

  • Date for verbal progress report and establishment of realistic timeline for the work: LibLearnX 2023
  • Date interim report is due: Annual Conference 2023
  • Date final report is due: LibLearnX 2024

Origin

The ACRL Board of Directors approved the creation of the task force at its January 29, 2021 meeting. The ACRL Board of Directors, at its ACRL Board Virtual Meeting (makeup for Annual 2022), approved the ACRL Awards Process Implementation Task Force.

Staff Liaison

TBD