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ACRL Appointments Committee: Committee Volunteer Information: Publications Coordinating 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.


To recommend to the ACRL Board the appointment of editors of ACRL journals and publications for which there are no paid staff; to approve the appointment of editorial board members on the recommendation of the respective editors; to advise the ACRL Board and Budget and Finance committee on matters relating to ACRL publications; to promote writing and effective research methods to librarians; to gather stakeholder input regarding new publishing directions for the purposes of recommending specific actions or for the purposes of advising the ACRL Board; to encourage the recruitment of new authors and to bring them into the ACRL publishing pipeline by referring them to the appropriate editor; and to promote author submission of proposals and manuscripts across the full range of ACRL publications.

Committee Information

What is the main work of the committee?

Supporting and promoting collaboration among the editorial boards

What are the busy times of year for the committee?

January, February, March, July, August

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

0-2 hours per month

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

Willingness to participate and think critically about publishing. Experience is less important than a desire to learn and contribute.  

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

We need diverse voices to help us ensure ACRL's publications are reaching and speaking to all of the members of our communities, not just one swath of the field.

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

Discussing and learning from each other; working to continue improving publishing


Questions answered by 2021-2022 Chair/Co-Chair