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2016 ACRL Election Results

Cheryl MiddletonCheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term.

Emily Daly, head of assessment and user experience and librarian for education at Duke University, and Caroline Fuchs, associate professor and outreach librarian at St. John’s University, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large.

LeRoy LaFleur, associate director of library services at Tufts University, has been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as councilor.

Full 2016 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 29 Update: Full division election results (PDF) are now available on the ACRL website.

ACRL Election 2016 – A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

Editor’s Note: The following message is from Mark Emmons and Cheryl Middleton, 2016 candidates for ACRL Vice-President/ President-Elect.

Colleagues — The polls for the ALA elections have opened, and we would like to encourage you to vote and be heard to shape the future of ACRL. We are both honored to be standing for election for the office of ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. We would like to thank you for the opportunity to meet and hear the ideas of so many colleagues in-person and virtually in the months leading up to the election and look forward to meeting more of you after the election has concluded. ACRL is our professional home where we have committed our service because of the great value it brings to academic librarians.

If you would like a bit more insight into how each of us would respond to the opportunities and challenges ACRL faces, please point your browser to the ACRL website to read our statements and to listen to the vice-presidential candidate interview podcast and candidate forum.

We both pledge to build on the fine work of our predecessors and our future colleagues to advance learning and transform scholarship, to achieve the goals in the ACRL plan for excellence and support ALA strategic directions, and to fully engage our colleagues to make sure that ACRL remains the higher education association for librarians.

Thank you.

Mark Emmons, MLS, Ed.D.
Professor
Associate Dean of Public Services
Zimmerman Library, Room 214E
College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences
University of New Mexico

Cheryl Middleton, MLIS
Associate Professor
Associate University Librarian of Learning and Engagement
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Oregon State University

ALA/ ACRL Election Opens Today

Voting in the 2016 ALA/ACRL election opens today, March 15! ALA members will receive an email announcement containing voting instructions. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. Central on April 22.

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 2016 election!

Meet the Candidates: LeRoy LaFleur

Editor’s Note: In the lead-up to the 2016 ALA/ ACRL election, we’re profiling the 2016 ACRL Board of Directors candidates. We’ll feature one candidate in slate order each weekday from March 3 — 14. Complete details on candidates for ACRL offices are available on the election website. Make sure to vote for the candidates of your choice starting March 15.

LeRoyLaFleurLeRoy LaFleur is Associate Director of Library Services at the Tufts University Fletcher School Ginn Library in Medford, Massachusetts, and a 2016 candidate for the ACRL Board of Directors as Councilor.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, Engaged, Diplomatic.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? Reading: Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter. Listening to: Black Tapes podcast, Serial podcast.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Learning, Networking, Future-Looking.

4. Why do you value about ACRL? I really value the relationships I have built over the years with colleagues in libraries all over the world. I enjoy the opportunity to learn new things, and to be an active participant in an organization that is always looking forward while considering the importance and significance of the past.

5. What do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? As an academic librarian providing research and instructional services to students, I directly contribute by assisting both faculty and students with locating and acquiring the resources they need to advance their research. Beyond my subject area expertise in the social sciences, I also contribute my leadership experience and knowledge on matters of scholarly communications and organization development. I’m a good listener, and an avid collaborator!

6. In your own words: I love my job as an academic librarian, and even more so as a library administrator working with a team of professionals to create and improve research services for faculty and students. In my opinion, working as an academic research librarian is a fantastic job! In addition to our work as educators, we serve as members of a broader academic community that includes students, faculty, and other campus staff members. Beyond the research and scholarship, the classes, and the collections, in many cases, the campus is literally a home to thousands of individuals, looking to make meaning and experience things together!

Meet the Candidates: Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Editor’s Note: In the lead-up to the 2016 ALA/ ACRL election, we’re profiling the 2016 ACRL Board of Directors candidates. We’ll feature one candidate in slate order each weekday from March 3 — 14. Complete details on candidates for ACRL offices are available on the election website. Make sure to vote for the candidates of your choice starting March 15.

LynnSConnawayLynn Silipigni Connaway is Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research in Dublin, Ohio, and a 2016 candidate for the ACRL Board of Directors as Councilor.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Energetic, Inquisitive, Over-achiever.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal on my mobile device and Ethnography: A Way of Seeing by Harry F. Wolcott in print.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Engagement, Community, Advocacy.

4. Why do you value about ACRL? I value the opportunity to work with my colleagues in the academic community to address the opportunities available to us in the academic community and the challenges facing higher education in order to create new opportunities and to learn from others who share similar values.

5. What do you, as a research scientist, contribute to the academic library community? Since I have a position in a research division, my contributions are shared with the academic community and libraries through my research and presentations that identify how people discover, access, and use information and engage with technology. Our research has been used for strategic planning in academic libraries and universities in the US, UK, and Europe.

6. In your own words: Although I am not a practicing academic librarian at this time, I do work with academic librarians, administrators, faculty, researchers, and students to conduct and disseminate my research addressing the academic community’s information-seeking behaviors and engagement with technology. Currently there are many challenges being presented to the academy. However, I believe these challenges provide academic librarians with the opportunity to rethink our service and technology offerings to better fit the academic and personal lifestyles of the academic community.

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