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ACRL Appointments Committee: Committee Volunteer Information: New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee

Those interested in volunteering for an ACRL Division-Level Committee will find all the information they need to research committee options, including the work of each committee and the time commitments expected for volunteers.

What is the name of the ACRL committee on which you are reporting?

New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee

What is the main work of your committee?

We work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units to assist academic library staff in responding to emerging challenges. We recently launched a committee webpage that describes our current programming. See the section on Learning Opportunities: https://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/newroles

What are the busy times of year for your committee?

July and August

On average, what time commitment does being a member of your committee require?

2-4 hours per month

What skills or expertise would be valuable in a member of your committee?

We seek individuals interested in exploring what's next or what's missing in academic library support. Members need to be comfortable working in teams and meeting deadlines.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of the committee’s work, from your perspective?

Most enjoyable is the creativity that emerges in committee and subcommittee discussions. In addition we have excellent support from ACRL staff.

Is there anything else someone thinking of volunteering for your committee should know?

Meetings are scheduled the last Friday morning of each month, January-October. A November/December meeting is scheduled the first Friday in December.