Recruitment Request: ACJS Liaison – Deadline Extended

ACRL ANSS ACJS Liaison 2016-2019 – Deadline Extended

Recruitment Request

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2016- June 30, 2019) as the ACRL Liaison to the Academy  of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ACJS and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About ACJS

“The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. Providing a forum for disseminating ideas related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the field, ACJS attributes its success in creating this dynamic professional association to the composition of its membership”

Liaison responsibilities and expectations:

  • Provide liaison report to ACRL and ANSS (example available upon request)
  • Attend ACRL Liaison Assembly meetings
  • Attend ANSS Liaison Committee Meetings (Ex-Officio Member)
  • Communicate with the ANSS membership via reports in Currents, virtual meetings, blogs etc. Past reports available (
  • Attend the ACJS annual conference, participate in the conference by joining committees, giving presentations, presenting a poster, participating on panels etc… (Funding may not be available every year, but you can apply for funding from ACRL and ANSS)
  • Present and implement ideas for projects related to strengthening the relationship between ACRL/ANSS and ACJS
  • Keep abreast of scholarly interests and other matters that might be pertinent to ACRL/ANSS and academic librarianship

Deadline for Applications: *Extended to June 1, 2016*



  • Current membership in ANSS, ACRL, and ACJS (ACJS may be joined upon appointment)
  • Experience collaborating with criminal justice/criminology faculty and providing assistance to criminal justice/criminology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ACJS and ACRL, ability to articulate ideas for collaboration and discuss options for carrying them out.
  • Financial support to attend ACJS Annual Conferences for the length of the three-year term if not fully funded by ACRL (Note: ANSS may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into criminal justice/criminology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent leadership abilities and communication skills


  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Participation in one or more sections of ACJS
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in criminal justice/criminology or related areas

Submission Requirements

Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Katie Anderson, ANSS Liaison Committee Chair,
  • A current vita

Selection Process Timeline *Extended to June 1*

  • June 1 – June 15: ANSS Liaison Committee reviews submitted applications
  • June 15 – June
    30: ANSS Executive Committee reviews Liaison Committee recommendations
    and selects liaison (Midwinter meeting)
  • July 1 – July 15: Liaison Committee chair(s) contacts successful candidate and notifies unsuccessful candidates
  • Successful candidate begins 2016 – 2019 term

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS Liaison Committee Chair:
Katie Elson Anderson (

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