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FACRL Committees

Below is a list of FACRL standing and conference committees, including their charge
and current membership. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact us today! 

Legislative Representative

Charge: The ACRL Legislative Network Representative is responsible for disseminating to the Chapter information about legislation impacting academic and research libraries and promoting the ACRL legislative agenda.

Board Liaison: Steven Wade

Membership Committee

Charge: The Committee administers the FACRL membership lists including the annual request of an updated membership roster from ACRL. The committee identifies and plans membership recruitment opportunities and updates promotional membership materials.  

Chair: Brie O'Keefe (2022 - 2024)

Board Liaison: Nancy Schuler

Committee Members:

Marketing & Communications Committee

Charge: The Committee fosters communication and dialogue among members pertaining to the issues and trends in academic librarianship, markets FACRL programming, and promotes the benefits of Association membership.

Chair: Karen Bronshteyn (2022 -2024)

Board Liaison: Nancy Schuler
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Nominating Committee

Charge: The Committee administers the annual FACRL election cycle including candidate identification and recruitment, promotion of the election cycle, certification of election results, and candidate notification. 
Chair: Elana Karshmer, Past-President
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Programming Committee

Charge: The FACRL Programming Committee plans, coordinates, markets, and delivers programming, except for the FACRL Annual Conference, which is managed by the Conference Committee. (Charge is pending board approval)

Chair: Cameron Riopelle
Board Liaison: Elana Karshmer 
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Interested in starting an FACRL Interest Group?

Any group of ten or more members of the Chapter, representing a field or activity of interest and within the scope of the Chapter’s field of interest, may organize a group upon receiving approval from the Board of Directors. Interest groups shall be open to all members free of charge and composed only of Chapter members. To learn more, read the complete guidelines for starting an interest group.

2022 Annual Conference Committees

Conference Program Committee

Charge: The FACRL Conference Program Committee plans, coordinates, markets, and delivers a program for the FACRL Annual Conference.
Co-Chairs: Ana Diamand (2021-2023) and Rachel Edford (2021-2023)
Board Liaison: John Reynolds
Ex-Officio: Rachel Cooke, FACRL President 
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Sponsorship Committee

Charge: The FACRL Sponsorship Committee solicits vendor sponsorships for the FACRL Annual Conference. The Committee serves as a liaison between FACRL and corporate sponsors, ensures sponsor recognition, facilitates attendee interaction with corporate sponsors and ensures acknowledgment of donations received.
Chair/Board Liaison: Valerie Boulos
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Scholarship Committee

Charge: The Committee administers the annual FACRL student scholarship application and award cycle including award promotion, application submission, receipt and evaluation, applicant notification and award distribution.  The Committee Chair also coordinates assigning each scholarship winner with a conference mentor from the FACRL Board who serves as a liaison between scholarship winners and the Board.
Chair: Ava Brillat
Board Liaison: Julie Hornick
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Virtual Conference Logistics Committee

Charge: The Committee coordinates the logistics for the FACRL Virtual Annual Conference including management and trouble shooting of the virtual conference platform. Assist with the planning and organization of networking or social opportunities at the virtual conference. (Charge is pending Board approval) 
Chair: Sandy Avila
Board Liaison: Cindy Gruwell 
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