About Committees

Standing Committees


This group creates awards and finds people to give them to. Click here to find out more about the award and how to nominate someone. We a seeking a new chair; do contact us if interested.

Constitution & Bylaws

This group thinks of ways to modify the Constitution & Bylaws to meet the dynamic needs of the chapter, chaired by Angela Dunnington. The current chapter documents are published here.

Membership, Nominations, & Elections

Mike Matthews chairs this group that manages membership and the acquisition of new board members.

Ad Hoc Committees


The Fund-Raising Committee was created in August of 2009 (minutes here). Karen Niemla is its chair, and other members are welcome to join. The Fund-Raising Committee intends to generate new revenue for ACRL-LA through soliciting donations in a variety of ways. At this time, we are looking into using PayPal donation on this website and perhaps on the upcoming Journal page also, and also offering goods and services, such as T-shirts, mugs, and new types of memberships. For information on this committee, contact Karen Niemla

STAR (Successful Transitions to Academic Research) Committee

This new committee is intended to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration between college and high school librarians about ways to bridge and strengthen transitions from high school level information literacy and information literacy outcomes at the college level, specifically in the freshman and sophomore years. The Chair of STAR is Jennifer Jackson at UNO.

The main STAR project page is here.

SLIS Initiatives

The SLIS Initiatives Committee is charged with exploring new methods of interacting with the LSU School of Library and Information Science in order to facilitate an ongoing working relationship with both the professoriate and the students earning a Masters or CLIS degree. The committee was created at the behest of both ACRL-LA's Executive Board and the SLIS Student Representative / Liaison to ACRL-LA in the Summer of 2009. We a seeking a new chair; do contact us if interested.

Support Network

The peer support network committee manages the Chapter's non-traditional peer-mentoring program. The program is peer-based, versus the traditional novice-expert long-term structure. The committee maintains a list of experts, made up of volunteers, who offer their expertise to persons seeking assistance with particular problems or issues. The committee does not make pairings, i.e., we will not match person A with expert B; we simply maintain the expert directory and attempt to facilitate the process of helping people with questions find people with answers.

If you are interested in becoming one of the directory's experts, please contact chair Megan Lowe at