Oversees and coordinates the ACRL liaison relationship activities across all levels of the association; establishes and manages processes of establishing liaison relationships and provides common guidelines for appointing liaisons to the ACRL units managing liaison relationships; assesses effectiveness of the liaison program and makes recommendations for its improvement; communicates assessment findings with board and future directions for the liaison program; provides training and resource materials for liaisons including suggestions for communicating the results of liaison work to ACRL membership.
The grants working group manages liaison program support budget; establishes and manages competitive processes for liaisons to apply for funding for specific liaison activities over a defined period of time with a focus on assessable outcomes.
Appoints and provides support for liaisons from ACRL to external professional associations to encourage cross-collaboration and deeper involvement of those groups in ACRL
March, April, August, September
2-4 hours per month
Interest/experience in awarding funding, interest/experience educational programming, interest/experience in outreach and engagement strategies, interest/experience in working in professional associations outside of ACRL.
Of all the ACRL activities, this committee's work was greatly affected by COVID. So there is need-- and enthusiasm-- and work to be done to jumpstart the work of external liaisons. Helping the liaisons navigate travel/conference post-pandemic.
Giving people money is extremely satisfying! Reading about people's ideas about engaging with external organizations and being able to help them do it.
Questions answered by 2021-2022 Chair/Co-Chair