ACRL Board of Directors’ actions, June 2014: Highlights of the Board’s Annual Conference meetings


During the 2014 ALA Annual Conference Meeting in Las Vegas, the ACRL Board of Directors met on June 28 and 30. The Board met with the leaders of its three goal area committees—Value of Academic Libraries, Student Learning and Information Literacy, and Research and Scholarly Environment—to assess progress on the Plan for Excellence. With feedback from the Board, these committees will finalize their reports and develop their Work Plan for 2014–15.

The Board was also updated on work to date by representatives of two ACRL Task Forces: the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force and the Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication Task Force.

The Board also had the opportunity to engage with the director of ALA’s new Center for the Future of Libraries. Board members whose service ended at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, Steven J. Bell, Mark Emmons, and Mary Ann Sheble were recognized and thanked for their service.

The ACRL Board of Directors also took the following actions:

  • Confirmed the virtual vote approving the 2014 Legislative Agenda. The document was issued prior to National Library Legislation Day on May 5–6, 2014. (www.ala.org/acrl/issues/washingtonwatch/legagenda)
  • Confirmed the virtual vote appointing a new RBM Editor, Jennifer K. Sheehan.
  • Established a Digital Badge Division-Level Interest Group to provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas related to digital badges.
  • Dissolved the ACRL Marketing Discussion Group after the establishment of the Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group during the Spring Executive Committee Meeting on April 2, 2014.
  • Approved the addition of LPSS to the Social Science Librarians IFLA committee candidate nominations process.
  • Approved the selection of Seattle, Washington, for the site for the ACRL Conference, Spring 2021.
  • Approved the minutes of the ACRL Board of Directors Meetings I and II held at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
  • Approved the FY15 budget as presented:
    1. ○ Total ACRL revenues of $4,454,395
    2. ○ Total ACRL expenses of $4,576,550 Net ACRL revenues of ($122,155)
    3. ○ Total CHOICE revenues of $3,000,891
    4. ○ Total CHOICE expenses of $3,233,565 Net CHOICE revenues of ($232,674)
  • Approved the recommendation to increase dues by $2 for regular members and $1 for student and retired members according to the 2.9% increase in the HEPI index as allowed by ACRL bylaws. The FY15 rates will be:
    1. ○ Personal members: $60
    2. ○ Student members: $39
    3. ○ Retired members: $39

ACRL Board 2013–14 (l to r): (back) Mark Emmons, Susan Barnes Whyte, Julie Ann Garrison, Julia M. Gelfand, Marilyn Nabua Ochoa, Irene M. H. Herold, Mary Ann Sheble, Loretta R. Parham; (front) Cynthia K. Steinhoff, Karen Williams, Trevor A. Dawes, Steven J. Bell, Douglas K. Lehman, Mary Ellen K. Davis.

ACRL Board 2014–15 (l to r): (back) Julie Ann Garrison, Loretta R. Parham, Mary Ellen K. Davis, Susan Barnes Whyte, Irene M. H. Herold, Kim Leeder, John P. Culshaw, Julia M. Gelfand, (front) Cynthia K. Steinhoff, Karen Williams, Ann Campion Riley, Trevor A. Dawes, Douglas K. Lehman.

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Goal Area: Advocacy—Strategic goal areas will be supported by financial and operational planning, and will guide the development and implementation of programs and services that target education, advocacy, and member engagement.

Enabling programs and services

Goal Area: Member Engagement—Strategic goal areas will be supported by financial and operational planning, and will guide the development and implementation of programs and services that target education, advocacy, and member engagement.

Enabling programs and services

Goal Area: Education—Strategic goal areas will be supported by financial and operational planning, and will guide the development and implementation of programs and services that target education, advocacy, and member engagement.

Enabling programs and services

Goal Area: Operations—Strategic goal areas will be supported by financial and operational planning, and will guide the development and implementation of programs and services that target education, advocacy, and member engagement.

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