All professional librarians and archivists at Raynor Memorial Libraries belong to the Academic Librarians Assembly. The Assembly exists outside of the administrative structure of the Libraries, serving as an advisory body to the Dean of Libraries. It provides an open forum for librarians and archivists to discuss matters relating to the Libraries and the University. The Assembly promotes the professional development of its members and seeks to protect their professional interests and welfare. The Assembly encourages greater participation by librarians and archivists in the life of the Libraries and the University community
The Marquette University Academic Librarians Assembly was approved in August of 1975 as a University Committee reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. In 2010, following a University reorganization of committees and reporting structures, the Academic Librarians’ Assembly (hereinafter called the Assembly) became a library committee reporting to the Dean of Libraries.
According to the Constitution of the Assembly the purposes of the organization include:
All librarians and archivists in Raynor Memorial Libraries are automatically members of the Assembly and are given rank upon employment based on their previous experience and professional activities. There are five standing committees which conduct the business of the organization:
In addition, the Assembly elects a member representative to the University Academic Senate, faculty governance body.