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NFIL Board of Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities

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The National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) was established in 1989 as a volunteer organization under the auspices of the American Library Association, with the Association of College and Research Libraries serving, periodically, as its fiscal agent.

In 2009, in order to expand its partnership and fiscal opportunities, the NFIL incorporated as a 501c3 in the state of Massachusetts, under the leadership of Dr. Lana W. Jackman, President and Dr. Sharon A. Weiner, Vice President.

As a relatively newly formed non-profit organization evolving in a fiscally challenging climate, infrastructure growth has been slow, but deliberate. Many organizational activities are still dependent upon the beneficence of volunteerism and a downright passion for information literacy. And as such, the current Board of Directors adheres to the following organizational practices, enthusiastically supporting our agenda as we continue to move forward:

  • Participate in the online annual meeting and other quarterly online meetings as needed,
  • Support and facilitate collaborations and/or program activities where and when possible,
  • Represent the public
  • Advise and communicate regularly with board officers and members on information literacy policy and programmatic issues when warranted,
  • face of the National Forum on Information Literacy and its mission whenever appropriate.

Below is a list of NFIL Board of Directors’ documents for your perusal:

NFIL Fact Sheet 2012

Articles of Organization

Forum_ByLaws

Summit16Oct2007B

The Summit document above provides the current mission framework for the NFIL