Officers (president, vice-president, and past president) review progress to date and confer with executive director regarding any necessary midyear adjustments (e.g., unexpected emergencies or opportunities, ALA-directed changes) and/or concerns.
The ACRL vice-president/president-elect attends the Midwinter Meeting, Annual Conference, spring and fall Executive Committee meetings, the annual fall Strategic Planning and Orientation Session, and other meeting commitments.
In addition to those duties specified in the ACRL Bylaws and those listed under the roles and responsibilities for the position, the ACRL vice-president/president-elect has several meeting commitments at the ALA Midwinter Meetings and ALA Annual Conferences, along with a variety of others occurring at various times during the year. Meeting commitments fall into three categories: ALA, ACRL, and external organizations.
Following are the meeting commitments for this position.
ALA meetings are scheduled by the ALA vice-president working with the ALA Executive Office. Communication about the time, agenda, and any supporting documents comes from the ALA Executive Office.
As a member of the Appointments Committee, the vice-president will be asked to recommend members to serve on ALA-wide committees. Vice-presidents should start making a list of people to serve in various capacities as soon as they are elected and talk to other division vice-presidents about supporting their choices very early.
The ALA Vice-President usually hosts a lunch for all Division Vice-Presidents at the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference typically on Saturday from 11:30–12:45 p.m.
An ALA Division Leadership Orientation is usually held in the fall for vice-presidents/presidents-elect. The purposes of this session is to provide information on how the association works, share information about division programs, get acquainted with colleagues in other divisions and provide training in working with the media. Beginning in 2017, this orientation will be offered as a series of virtual meetings.