Volunteer

The ACRL New England Chapter is an all-volunteer organization, powered by passionate librarians and library workers.  There are many ways to get involved, and we would be delighted to have you join our team! Nominate yourself or someone else for an available position; see below for current opportunities and shared experiences from previously elected board members.

A new benefit effective this year: the Chapter will fund the Vice President's and President's required ALA and ACRL national memberships each year.

Once elected, Chapter officers will begin service on June 5, 2023 (with the exception of the treasurer-elect, who will assume office on July 1, 2023).

The deadline to submit a nomination is 11:59pm EST on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Current Opportunities

  • Vice President/President-Elect (three-year term)
  • State Rep for Connecticut (two-year term)
  • State Rep for Massachusetts (two-year term)
  • State Rep for New Hampshire (two-year term)

Statements from Board Members

President

Jamie Hammond

Jaime Hammond, President

I had always wanted to get more involved with regional academic library work, and when I saw the call for nominations for ACRL New England VP/President Elect, I decided to take a leap and self-nominate. I am so grateful that I did! Despite working in the academic library field in Connecticut for over 15 years, I immediately realized that there were so many wonderful colleagues across New England that I had never met or had the chance to work with. The board was very welcoming and really supported me as I progressed through my roles. I can already say that I have made new and lasting friendships, been inspired, and believe even more strongly in the importance of the ACRL chapters. I am also thrilled to represent the many community college librarians across our region. If you have ever wanted to take on a larger leadership role that you can feel good about, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so.