GWLA Working Groups
This page describes the activities and responsibilities of GWLA Committees, Task Forces, and Interest Groups. If you are interested in forming a group within GWLA or joining a current working group, please send a message to the Webmaster and the appropriate GWLA staff liaison will contact you.
Planning and Organization Committee
The Planning and Organization Committee manages strategic and tactical planning processes, assesses how the organization is meeting its strategic and tactical goals, and oversees general organizational structure and management. Specifically, the committee:
Obtains updates from GWLA governance units and staff for updates to the annual tactical plan.
Assesses continual progress towards meeting the objectives of the tactical plan.
Identifies long-range organizational objectives and areas of new interests.
Conducts periodic environmental scans of the organization while taking into account the broader academic research library community
Reviews and recommends updates to the strategic plan, at minimum every three years.
Standing Member Committees
Resource Sharing and Document Delivery
Student Learning Outcomes
The intent of the multi-institutional research project is to research the following questions in order to identify and share exemplary practices:
What effect does library instruction have on the retention of college students?
What effect does library instruction have on the academic success of college students?
What is the impact of specific library instruction methods on the retention and academic success of college students?
GWLA has established an Opportunities Fund to advance its strategic initiatives. GWLA committees and groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for a year to plan, create, and implement projects that will have an impact on GWLA libraries. The GWLA Board of Directors is responsible for making the awards. Proposals may be submitted at any time. Reports on progress should be submitted prior to both the fall and spring membership meetings to the GWLA Executive Director.
Opportunity Fund Application Form (PDF, 99 kb; link opens in new tab)