Circulation and Access Services Committee

Charge

The committee shares and promotes circulation and access services best practices and innovation in all types of libraries; facilitates communication between practitioners; advances access and equity through the lens of circulation and access services. We strive to build community and engage colleagues through professional education and conversation about current, relevant issues and concerns.

This committee is part of our Access & Equity Section.

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Roster

Mrs. Bailey Wallace (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ronnie Warren Broadfoot (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
KARLENE T. CLARK (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Heidi Eakin (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Whitney R. Hilley (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Marti Jean Kallal (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Chris Martin (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Federico Martinez-Garcia, JR. (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Dawn Mick (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Trina Boykin Nolen (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Lynda Salem Poling (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Lorelei Rose Sterling (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Martha Joy Yancey (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Interest Groups - Plan, promote, and moderate group discussions on topics related to circulation/access services at least 2 times per year. Work with Core staff on conference or virtual scheduling as needed.
  • Webinars - Develop occasional webinars on topics related to circulation/access services: Complete webinar proposal, identify presenters, and coordinate webinar logistics.
  • Conference Programs - Develop Annual or Midwinter Conference Program on a topic related to circulation/access services: Complete and submit program proposal, identify presenters, coordinate program logistics, and host the program at the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Resource Guide – Develop a LibGuide for resources relevant to Circulation and Access Services.

Expected Time Commitment

  • Committee members average 12 hours per year with time commitments varying based on subcommittee projects.
  • Committee meetings are held quarterly.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Experience and/or familiarity with circulation and access services trends, procedures, and current topics.
  • Small group facilitation skills, presentation or programming skills, and program marketing skills are helpful but not required.