Category Archives: Elections

ACRL Presidential Candidates’ Online Forum

The 2017 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 6. Come hear José Aguiñaga and Lauren Pressley discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL. Aguiñaga is library faculty/archives coordinator at Glendale Community College (Arizona), and Pressley is associate dean/library director at the University of Washington Tacoma Libraries. This online forum is an opportunity for ACRL members to ask questions of the two candidates. Details for accessing the webcast will be available on ACRL Insider by early March. Audio archives of the candidates answering prepared questions will also be available on ACRL Insider a few days after the forum.

Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors

The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2018 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017.

To nominate an individual or to self-nominate, please submit the nomination form. The LRNC will request a curriculum vita and/or a statement of interest from selected individuals prior to developing a slate of candidates.

If you have any questions about the nominating or election process, please feel free to contact LRNC Chair David Wright at More information about the ACRL Board of Directors is available on the ACRL website.

2017 ACRL Board of Directors Candidates

ACRL is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the association’s Board of Directors for the 2017 ALA/ACRL elections.


  • José Aguiñaga,  Glendale Community College
  • Lauren Pressley, University of Washington-Tacoma


  • Erin T. Smith, Westminster College
  • Kelly Jacobsma, Hope College


  • Annemarie Roscello, Bergen Community College
  • Jeanne Davidson, South Dakota State University

A full list of candidates for ACRL and section offices will be available in the January 2017 issue of C&RL News.

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.
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

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