Work with the ACRL Board and staff to formulate the ACRL legislative agenda seeking input from other ACRL committees and leaders. Assists the ACRL Board in efforts to incorporate the ACRL legislative agenda into the ALA legislative agenda. Serves in an advisory role to the ACRL Staff.
The committee creates an annual legislative agenda for use of the ACRL and ALA in advocating for federal support for libraries.
January, February, March
Committee members take up specific topics and research federal legislative background. There is a commitment of several hours early in the calendar year.
No particular skills or expertise are required, but a knowledge of federal legislative processes can help in developing case statements for specific congressional bills.
This is a pretty easy way to make entry into ACRL committee work. The efforts of the committee are pretty straightforward and the roles for each committee member are reasonable.
Getting to know other members of the committee, interacting with ACRL and ALA staff who work to promote libraries to the U.S. Congress, and knowing that the work we do has an impact on the federal government chooses to support libraries.
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