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ACRL Board Manual 2021-2022

Board Manual for the ACRL Board of Directors.

5.5 Roles & Responsibilities: Division Councilor

Association Governance
  1. Attends ALA Council meetings.
  2. Serves as a member of the ACRL Board of Directors.
  3. Serves as a member of the ACRL Executive Committee.
  4. Stays informed on academic and research library and information issues, ALA and ACRL issues and trends, and ACRL membership needs.
  1. Informs the ACRL Board on ALA trends, issues, interests, and actions that have implications for academic and research librarians and libraries.
  2. Represents the position of the Board of Directors to the ALA Council on matters before it, and votes on behalf of the division if so directed by the ACRL Board.
  3. Informs the Board of the potential its members have for action such as lobbying for their opinion or mobilizing support.
  4. Convenes the Academic Caucus of Council and identifies issues that need to be addressed.
  5. Keeps ACRL leadership informed of pertinent Council discussions by forwarding appropriate messages from the ALA Council discussion list to ACRleads (
  6. Maintains effective relationships between ACRL and ALA and its divisions. Shares information, communicates concerns at joint meetups as appropriate.
  7. Prepares quarterly officer’s report (examples below).
  1. Attends ACRL Leadership Council & Membership Meeting and Welcome Reception.
Quarterly Councilor's Reports
Quarterly Report Template