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2018 ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee Invites Your Participation

At the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the ACRL President’s Program will explore the idea of resilience in (hopefully) all of its complexity. As a first step in our planning process, we want to hear your stories about resilience and how you have experienced it in your workplace. We are not looking for a specific type of story or any particular focus. Please share as much or as little as you like through our form.

We would love to hear your stories as soon as possible! Our preferred date to receive them is by Monday, June 19, 2017, but the form will remain open for some time after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

The planning committee will use the stories we gather to identify the scope and themes for the program. We will also share them with the speakers to help them as they prepare. To protect your anonymity, we will redact names and institutions from the stories before sharing them with speakers; and we will not share these stories in any form publicly.

Thank you again for sharing your time and experiences.  If you have questions, additional comments to share, or ideas for good speakers, please contact Jeanne Davidson at

2017 ACRL Election Results

Lauren PressleyLauren Pressley, director of the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma Library and associate dean of UW Libraries, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and assume the presidency in July 2018 for a one-year term.

Kelly Jacobsma, Genevra Thome Begg dean of libraries at Hope College, and Jeanne R. Davidson, head of public services at South Dakota State University, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large.

Full 2017 election results will be available this afternoon on the ACRL website.

Congratulations to those elected and many thanks to the dedicated members willing to stand for office.

April 12 Update: Full division election results (PDF) are now available on the ACRL website.

ACRL Candidates on Ballots for IFLA Sections, 2017-2021

ACRL has nominated a number of members to serve on IFLA Section Committees for the term 2017-2021.

The Academic and Research Libraries Section and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section have gone to ballot this year. If your institution is a member of either of these IFLA sections, please consider voting for the ACRL candidates.

  • Academic and Research Libraries Section- Raymond Pun
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts Section – Danielle Culpepper

The deadline to vote in the IFLA election is Friday, April 28.

ACRL Election 2017 – A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers. We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.

We believe in the importance of service, and see our role of Vice-President/President-Elect as serving you, the members. The conversations we have had with you at ALA Midwinter, the online forum, and informally have been invaluable. We look forward to seeing many of you at the ACRL 2017 Conference in Baltimore and continuing conversations about your hopes and desires for the future of ACRL.

Thank you for voting and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the coming years.


José Aguiñaga
Archives Coordinator, Glendale Community College
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Lauren Pressley
Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library
Associate Dean, University of Washington Libraries
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 13, with members receiving an email announcement between March 13-15 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or

The 2017 ALA/ACRL election will close April 5 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today!  Please visit the ACRL website for more election information.

ALA/ACRL Election Opens Today

Voting in the 2017 ALA/ACRL election opens today, March 13! ALA members will receive an email announcement containing voting instructions. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. Central on April 5.

Additional information on the election and candidates for ACRL and ALA office is available on the ACRL election webpage. We encourage you to help shape the future of your associations by voting for the candidates of your choice in the 2017 election!


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