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ACRL seeks volunteers for committees

The Association needs your help to achieve its goals and objectives.

Would you like to volunteer for appointment to an ACRL standing committee or editorial board? Are you interested in being considered for appointment to a section committee? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, here is what you need to do.

ACRL committees

ACRL has 23 standing committees to which appointments may be made:

• Academic Library Statistics Committee;

• Academic or Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee;

• Academic Status Committee;

• Appointments and Nominations Committee;

• ACRL/ZAECT Joint Committee;

• Audiovisual Committee;

• Budget and Finance Committee;

• Conference Program Planning Committee;

• Constitution and Bylaws Committee;

• Copyright Committee;

• Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Committee; • K. G. Saur Award for Best C&RL Article;

• Legislation Committee;

• Membership Committee;

• National Conference Committee;

• Planning Committee;

• Professional Association Liaison Committee;

• Professional Education Committee;

• Publications Committee;

• Research Committee;

• Samuel Lazerow Fellowship Committee;

• Standards and Accreditation Committee.

To learn about the areas of responsibility covered by these committees, see the ALA Handbook of Organization 1990-91.

When selected vacancies occur on ACRL standing committees, the Appointments and Nominations Committee recommends to the president-elect of ACRL the names of members who might fill the vacancies. The president-elect makes the final appointments. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment to an ACRL committee, you should complete the ACRL Committee Volunteer Form included in this issue of C&RL News and mail it to Marion T. Reid, Interim Library Director, California State University San Marcos, 820 W. Los Vallecitos, San Marcos, CA 92069, before December 15, 1990.

ACRL section officers

ACRL has 15 sections (their names are listed later in this article). You will find a description of their areas of responsibility in the ALA Handbook of Organization.

The chair-elect of a section appoints the chair and members of all section committees when scheduled vacancies on these committees occur. If you would like to be considered for appointment as chair or member of a section committee, fill out the ACRL Committee Volunteer Form and mail it to the chair-elect of the appropriate section (see “People to Contact” below) before December 15, 1990.


Membership in ALA and ACRL is required. Attendance at Midwinter and Annual Conference is required.

Standing Committees:If you are interested in serving on one of the standing committees, complete this form and return it to: Marion T. Reid, California State University-San Marcos, 820 W. Los Vallecitos, San Marcos, CA 92069. Forms must be returned by December 15,1990, for you to be considered for appointment.

ACRL Section Committees:If you would like to serve on a section committee, send this form to the appropriate vice-chair/chair-elect before the ALA Midwinter Meeting. You must be a member of the section to be considered for appointment.

Use duplicate formsif you are interested in both a standing committee and a section appointment.

Use a separate sheet of paper,if necessary, to be complete.

Editorial boards

ACRL has six editorial boards:

the Choice Editorial Board;

the College & Research Libraries Editorial Board;

the College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board;

the Non-Serial Publications Editorial Board;

the Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board;

the Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship Editorial Board.

When a vacancy occurs on an editorial board, the editor recommends the name of a person to fill the vacancy. The Publications Committee must approve the recommendation, and the president of ACRL makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board (see “People to Contact” below).

Remember that at any given time there are only a limited number of vacancies on ACRL’s committees, sections, and editorial boards. If at first you don’t succeed in obtaining an appointment, try again. Make yourself known to committee chairs by sitting in on meetings, volunteering to help with committee projects, etc. If committee chairs see that you are interested in the work of their committees, they may recommend your name to the appropriate appointing body when a vacancy occurs.

People to contact

Afro-American Studies Librarian Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Stanton F. Biddle, Office of the Vice-Chancellor-Academic, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010. Anthropology and Sociology Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Robert B. Marks Ridinger, Northern Illinois University Libraries, 303 Founders Library, DeKalb, IL 60115-2868.

Art Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Kim N. Fisher, P.O. Box 461, Lemont, PA 16851-0461.

Asian and African Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Merry L. Burlingham, South Asia Librarian, University of Texas General Libraries, PCL5.108, Box P, Austin, TX 78713- 7330.

Bibliographic Instruction Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Mary Ellen Larson, Instructional Specialist, E3080 Pattee Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.

College Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Mary Lee Sweat, University Librarian, Loyola University Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118. Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Paul E. Dumont, Director of Technical Services, Dallas County Community College District Service Center, 4343 N. Highway 67, Mesquite, TX 75150-2095. Education and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Barbara Kemp, Lehman Library, 318 School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

Law and Political Science Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Patricia A. McCandless, Assistant Director for Public Services, Ohio State University Libraries, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1286.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Cathy Henderson, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7219, Austin, TX 78713. Science and Technology Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Beverlee A. French, Shields Library, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

Slavic and East European Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Tatjana Lorkovic, East European Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, P.O. Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.

University Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Joseph J. Branin, 170 Meredith Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, 309 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455- 0414.

Western European Specialists Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: John R. Kaiser, Coordinator for Collection Development, Pennsylvania State University Library, University Park, PA 16802.

Womens Studies Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Jacquelyn Marie, Associate Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.

Editorial Boards

ChoiceEditor: Patricia Sabosik, Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

College & Research LibrariesEditor: Gloriana St. Clair, Assistant Dean and Head of Information Access Services, E506 Pattee Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.

College & Research Libraries NewsEditor: Editor, C&RL News, ACRL/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

Non-Serial Publications: Mary Ellen Davis, ACRL/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611- 2795.

Publications in LibrarianshipEditor: Jonathan A. Lindsey, Director of Corporate and Foundation Development, Baylor University, B.U. Box 7026, Waco, TX 76798-7026.

Rare Books & Manuscripts LibrarianshipEditor: Alice D. Schreyer, Assistant Director of Libraries for Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE 19717-5267.

Asian/Pacifìc papers wanted

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) invites articles on “The Changing Dimensions: Managing Library and Information Services for the 1990’s and Beyond: An APALA Perspective.” APALA holds a broad interpretation of this theme and encourages approaches form all dimensions of library and information related fields. Presenters have the option either to write on actual issues or to conceptualize a futuristic phenomenon that will affect the management of library and information services for the 1990s and beyond.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

libraries responding to change;

changing demographics in the United States labor force affecting library and information services;

expanding and specializing library services for Asian-Americans;

effects of telecommunications on library services;

the future of academic libraries: an integrated approach;

managing libraries in today’s changing world;

globalization of American libraries;

challenge and promise of providing library services to new Americans;

success and failure of Asian-American librarians in management positions;

profile of a successful management by an Asian-American librarian;

trends in library education for future librarianship;

strategies for successful library management;

Asian/Pacifìc librarianship.

The recommended size is 1,500-2,500 words, following the APA in-text format. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 1991. Each article received on or before the deadline will be reviewed by the Program/Review Committee. The criteria for acceptance are: relevance to theme; significance of the article; clarity of presentation; applicability to library field.

Articles received and accepted by the Program/ Review Committee will be compiled and published by APALA. All authors will be recognized for their contributions. Authors of the three best entries will be invited to present their articles at the 1991 ALA/ APALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. A prize of $200, $100, and $50 will be awarded to the winners of the first, second, and third place article respectively. For further information, please call or write to: Ravindra Nath Sharma, Chairman, Program and Review Committee, APALA, University of Evansville Libraries, Evansville, IN 47722; (812) 479-2485; fax, (812) 479-2009; or Abdul J. Miah, President of APALA, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 700 E. Jackson St., P.O. Box C- 32040, Richmond, VA 23261; (804) 786-5638; fax, (804) 786-6200.

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