ACRL Board of Directors’ actions, June 2012: Highlights of the Board’s Annual Conference meetings


During the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, the ACRL Board of Directors met June 23 and 25 and took the following actions:

Enabling programs and services

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.

  • Approved the selection of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the site for ACRL 2019, April 10–13, 2019.
  • Established the ACRL 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force.
  • Approved the FY13 budget as presented:
    1. - Total ACRL revenues of $4,412,388
    2. - Total ACRL expenses of $4,379,602
    3. - Net ACRL revenues of $32,786
    4. - Total CHOICE revenues of $3,157,757
    5. - Total CHOICE expenses of $3,273,004
    6. - Net CHOICE revenues of ($115,247)
  • Approved the recommendation to cease publishing a print version of College & Research Libraries after the print publication of the November 2013 issue. The January 2014 issue will be the first issue offered on an electronic-only basis.
  • Increased dues by 1.7% or $1.00 following the formula in the ACRL bylaws making the FY13 rates:
    • Personal members: $57
    • Student members: $37
    • Retired members: $37

Took the following actions regarding ACRL’s Community of Practice:

  1. Rescinded the 2011 ALA Annual Conference decision to discontinue Interest Groups in August 2013.
  2. Approved the following policy change for Interest Group formation: (revision in bold)Any ACRL member can propose the creation of an Interest Group. Proposals consist of the completion of the Interest Group Proposal Form, including a complementary petition with 75 ACRL member signatures.
  3. Rescinded the 2011 ALA Annual Conference decision, which allows Section formation with 100 signatures of interested ACRL members.
  4. Approved the following policy for Section formation:A Section may be proposed by an established Interest Group that has maintained a membership of at least 400 members for three consecutive years. The Steering Committee of eligible Interest Groups must also submit a petition with signatures of 2/3 or 400 members of the group’s membership, whichever is less. Eligible interest groups must also submit a Board Action Form with the following information:
    • a charge for the proposed section,
    • process for developing a slate for elected leadership positions,
    • identification of an initial standing committee structure, and
    • proposed initiatives and projects.
  5. Approved the proposal to establish the Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group.
  6. Endorsed the revised Library Support Staff Certification competencies with the understanding that the final set of competencies will be copyedited.
  7. Endorsed in principle the proposed ALA resolution council, “School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success.”
  8. Approved the proposal to renew the Universal Accessibility Interest Group with its original charge pending receipt of governance procedures by the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. If governance procedures are not received, the group will disband, effective August 31, 2013.
  9. Approved the request to renew the Virtual Worlds Interest Group with its original charge. This renews the Interest Group through the end of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.


ACRL Board 2011–12 (l to r): (back) John A. Lehner, Maggie Farrell, Irene M.H. Herold, Ann Campion Riley, Linda A. Kopecky, Lisabeth Chabot, Mary Ann Sheble; (front) Loretta R. Parham, Mary Ellen K. Davis, Joyce L. Ogburn, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Cynthia K. Steinhoff, Mark Emmons; (not pictured) Steven J. Bell.

ACRL Board 2012–13 (l to r): (back) Loretta R. Parham, Lisabeth A. Chabot, Marilyn Nabua Ochoa, Ann Campion Riley, Mary Ellen K. Davis, Mark Emmons; (front) Irene M.H. Herold, Trevor A. Dawes, Steven J. Bell, Joyce L. Ogburn, Cynthia K. Steinhoff, Mary Ann Sheblé; (not pictured) Julie Ann Garrison, Maggie Farrell.
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