Working with ACRL

ACRL has a number of tools to help you better understand the workings of the Association and guide you through the process of working with ACRL.

ACRL Leader Orientation

 The following combined orientation (division-level committees, discussion & interest groups, and sections), was recorded on September 7, 2023, and is provided for ACRL leaders with terms for July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

  • ACRL 2023 Virtual Leader Orientation: September 7, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time.  YouTube | Slides |

ACRL News & Updates

  • Blogs & Podcasts: ACRL, as well as its sections and committees, offer a number of Web 2.0 enhanced sites for its members. These resources facilitate virtual collaboration, networking, and centralize vital information.

ALA Connect

ALA Connect is an online platform for discussion and collaboration between ALA members. Non-members are also welcome to create a free ALA Connect account and have access to numerous resources as well as discussion viewing privileges. To learn more about using ALA Connect, please visit the ALA Connect FAQ.

Directory of Leadership  (contact info is members-only)

The ACRL Directory of Leadership includes charges and rosters for the ACRL Board of Directors, Committees, Task Forces, Discussion Groups, Interest Groups, and Editorial Boards.

Division-level Committee Resources

ACRL division-level committees are created by the ACRL Board of Directors, and each committee is charged to carry out specific functions, goals, and interests. 


Visit ACRL Forms for HTML and PDF versions of a range of ACRL forms, such as petitions for establishing chapters, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups; Board of Directors action forms; publication and program proposals; and scholarship applications.

Guide to Policies and Procedures

The complete ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures, covering committees, chapters, sections, appointments, awards, and more.

Virtual Meetings 

ACRL members should follow the ALA Online Code of Conduct during online engagement. 

Section Resources

Section Resources provide details on How to Work with ACRL to Plan a Section Special Event, Chair/Vice-chair calendars, and more.


A listing of ACRL staff members with areas of responsibility and complete contact information.