ACRL candidates for 2018

A look at who’s running

Penny Beile

Penny Beile

Penny Beile is associate director for research, education, and engagement at the University of Central Florida, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to this, Beile served as head of the Curriculum Materials Center and interim head of reference services at the University of Central Florida (1998–2013), as head of education resources and social sciences reference librarian at Louisiana State University (1994–98), and as social sciences reference librarian at Miami (OH) University (1992–94).

Beile is currently serving as a member of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (2016–18) and as a member of the C&RL Editorial Board (2014–20). During her 26 years of ACRL membership, she has served as chair of the ACRL Awards Task Force (2016–17); as a member, cochair, and chair of the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee (2013–14, 2014-2015, 2015–16); as cochair of the ACRL Conference Preconference Coordinating Committee (2013–15); and as a member and as secretary of the ACRL Sections Council (2006–07, 2007–08).

Within ACRL sections she has served as member-at-large, vice-chair, chair, and past-chair of the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) from 2003–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09); as chair of the EBSS Advisory Council (2007–08); as a member of the EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award Committee (2009-2013); as a member and chair of the EBSS Research Committee (2009–10, 2010–11), as a member of the EBSS Nominating Committee (2009–11); as chair of the EBSS 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee (2007–08); as cochair of the EBSS 2008 Conference Program Planning Committee (2006–07); as ex-officio member of the EBSS Section 2007 Conference Program Planning Committee (2005–07); as chair and member of the EBSS Research in Education and the Behavioral Sciences Committee (ad hoc; from 2005–06, 2006–07); as a member of the EBSS 2004 Conference Program Planning Committee (2002–04); as cochair of the EBSS 2002 Conference Program Planning Committee (2000–02); as a member of the EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee (2001–03); as a member and chair of the EBSS Curriculum Materials Committee (1997–98, 1999–2001, 1998–99); as a member of the EBSS Curriculum Materials Centers Directory Committee (ad hoc; from 1999–2001); as facilitator of the EBSS Current Topics Discussion Forum (1999); and as a member of the ACRL University Libraries Section Midlevel Managers Discussion Group (2013–15). In addition, she has been a member of the ALA Library Research Round Table since 2004.

Beile’s work with state, regional, and other national associations includes serving as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Scholarly Communication UnConference (2014–15), as a member of the Southeastern Library Association President’s Committee (2003–05), as a member of the Outstanding Southeastern Author Award Committee (1998–2002), as a member of the Louisiana Library Association Academic Section Legislative Committee (1995–97), and as a member of the Louisiana Library Association Ballot Committee (1994–96).

Beile received an EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award (2010). She is an Open Education Project OER Research Fellow (2017–19), a University of Central Florida (UCF) Women Making History honoree (2015), and received a UCF Excellence in Librarianship award (2003).

Her publications include: “Hidden Treasure on the Road to Xanadu: What Connecting Library Service Usage Data to Unique Student IDs can Reveal,” coauthored by Kanak Choudhury and Morgan Wang for The Journal of Library Administration (vol. 57, no. 2, 2017); “Assessing an Institution-wide Information Fluency Program: Commitment, Plan, and Purposes” for Public Services Quarterly (vol. 3, no. 1/2, 2007); and “Scholars Before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation,” coauthored by David Boote for Educational Researcher (vol. 34, no. 6, 2005).

Karen Munro

Karen Munro

Karen Munro is associate dean of libraries, learning, and research services at Simon Fraser University, a position she has held since 2017. Prior to this, Munro served as head of the Portland Library and Learning Commons at the University of Oregon (2008–17), as e-learning librarian at the University of California-Berkeley (2005–08), and as literature librarian at the University of Oregon (2002–05).

During her 16 years of ACRL membership, she has served as chair of the ACRL Sections Council (2008–09), as ex-officio member of the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee (2008–09), and as cochair of the ACRL Conference Planning Green Component Committee (2007–09). Within ACRL sections she has served as chair of the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) Nominating Committee (2014–16), as a member of the IS Advisory Council (2013–16), as IS member-at-large (2013–15), as chair of the IS Conference Program Planning Committee (2010–12), and as an intern for and as chair of the IS Research and Scholarship Committee (2006–07, 2007–08). She served as secretary, vice-chair, chair, and past-chair of the Literatures in English Section (LES) from 2006–07, 2007–10; as initiator, chair, and as a member of the LES New Members Discussion Group (2004–08); and as a member of and as chair of the LES Section Planning Committee (2003–05). She was also a member of the ACRL Western European Studies Section (WESS) Research and Planning Committee (2003–05) and a member of the WESS 2005 Conference Program Planning Committee (2004–05).

Munro’s work with state, regional, and other national associations includes serving as a member and cochair of the Online Northwest Conference Planning Committee (2010–14, 2014–17), as member-at-large of the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (2012–14), as the Oregon University System representative on the ACRL-Oregon Board (2011–13), as the Librarians’ Association of the University of California (UC) representative on the UC Heads of Public Service Information Literacy Common Interest Group (2006–07), and as a member of the UC-Berkeley Librarians’ Association of “Academic Library 2.0” Conference Committee (2006-–07).

Munro received the University of Oregon Libraries Solari Incentive Award (2014). She was featured as an ACRL Member of the Week (2009). She received a UC-Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities Fellowship (2007); a UC-Berkeley Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship on Undergraduate Research (2006); the University of British Columbia/British Columbia Library Association, Neal Harlow Prize (2002); a University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship (2001); a North American Serials Interest Group Student Grant Award (2001); and a Canadian Library Association, HW Wilson Scholarship (2000).

Her publications include: Tactical Urbanism for Librarians (ALA Editions, 2017); “Energy Efficiency in the LMS: Faculty Evaluations of a Sustainable Embedded Model,” coauthored by Amy Hofer for Virtually Embedded: Case Studies of Online Embedded Librarianship (ACRL 2013); and “Research for Design: Exploring Student and Instructor Attitudes Toward Accessing Library Resources and Services from Course Management Systems,” coauthored by Merinda McLure for Communications in Information Literacy (vol. 4, no. 1, 2010).

ACRL Board of Directors

President-Elect: Karen Munro, Associate Dean of Libraries, Learning, and Research Services, Simon Fraser University; Penny Beile, Associate Director for Research, Education, and Engagement, University of Central Florida Libraries.

Director-at-Large: Rhonda Huisman, Dean, University Library, St. Cloud State University; Faye A. Chadwell, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Oregon State University Press Director, Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

Director-at-Large: Robin Brown, Assistant Professor and Head of Public Services, Borough of Manhattan Community College; April Cunningham, Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, Palomar College.

Anthropology and Sociology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jill Conte, Librarian for Sociology, Psychology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, New York University; Carolyn McCallum, Cataloging Librarian for Nonprint Resources, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.

Member-at-Large: Diane Fulkerson, Director of Library Services, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Rebekah Lee, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Collin College.

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Ariel Turner, Interim Director of Technical Services, Kennesaw State University; Sha Towers, Associate Director of Central Libraries, Director of Research and Engagement, Librarian for Art and Theater Arts, Baylor University.

Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Totsaporn Intarabumrung, Coordinator of Library Services, Roxbury Community College Library; Susan P. Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian, Suffolk County Community College.

Secretary: Linda Miles, Instruction and Reference Librarian, Hostos Community College-CUNY.

College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College; Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Secretary: Leah Dunn, University Librarian, University of North Carolina-Asheville; Lauren Jensen, Digital Services Librarian, Spring Hill College.

Member-at-Large: Kimberly Copenhaver, Associate Professor, Reference Instruction and Access Services Librarian; Julia Warga, Director for Research and Instruction, Kenyon College.

Digital Scholarship Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Hannah Scates Kettler, Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries; Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College.

Secretary: Chelcie Rowell, Digital Scholarship Librarian and History Liaison, Boston College; Lynda Kellam, Social Sciences Data Librarian and Assistant Director of International and Global Studies, University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Member-at-Large: Elisandro Cabada, Engineering and Innovation Librarian, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Alix Keener, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Michigan; Jennifer Huck, Data Librarian, University of Virginia Library.

Distance Learning Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, Indiana University; Natalie Haber, Online Services Librarian, University of Tennessee -Chattanooga.

Secretary/Archivist: Andrea Hebert, Human Sciences, Education and Distance Learning Librarian, Louisiana State University; Michelle Keba, Reference Librarian, Palm Beach Atlantic University Warren Library.

Member-at-Large: Karla Aleman, Dean, Library and eLearning Division, Lorain County Community College; Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library.

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Ericka Arvidson Raber, Education Librarian, The University of Iowa Libraries.

Member-at-Large: Dorinne Banks, Education Librarian, George Washington University Libraries; Rachael Elrod, Head, Education Library, University of Florida.

European Studies Section

Chair: Ann Snoeyenbos, Manager, International Sales and Special Markets, Project MUSE; Marta Deyrup, Professor and Head of Technical Services, Seton Hall University Libraries.

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Heidi Madden, Librarian for Western European and Medieval Renaissance Studies, Duke University; Thomas Keenan, Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian, Princeton University.

Secretary: Lindsay Hansen Brown, Music and Media Librarian, California State University-Northridge; Chellammal Vaidyanathan, European and World History and Philosophy Librarian, Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Member-at-Large: Timothy Shipe, Curator, International Dada Archive and Liaison for Arts and Literature, University of Iowa.

Instruction Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Chair of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services Department, Oviatt Library, California State University-Northridge; Kathy Magarrell, Head of Research and Library Instruction, University of Iowa.

Secretary: Kirsten Feist, Instructional Services Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; William Marino, Jr., Online Learning Librarian, Eastern Michigan University.

Member-at-Large: Veronica Arellano-Douglas, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Instruction Coordinator, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Libraries; Amanda Izenstark, Professor and Reference and Instructional Design Librarian, University of Rhode Island.

Literatures in English Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nancy Foasberg, Humanities Librarian, Queens College, City University of New York.

Secretary: John Glover, Humanities Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University; Hillary Richardson, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and Information Literacy, Mississippi University for Women.

Member-at-Large: Meg Meiman, Head of Teaching and Learning, IUB Libraries, Indiana University-Bloomington.

Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Elizabeth White, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia.

Member-at-Large: Catherine Morse, Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Verónica Reyes-Escudero, Librarian and Borderlands Curator, The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections; Martha Conway, Director, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan.

Member-at-Large: Sarah Horowitz, Head of Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College; Audrey Pearson, Catalog/Metadata Librarian, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Science and Technology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Patricia E. Kenly, Business Reference Librarian and Government Documents Coordinator, Georgia Institute of Technology; Tim Klassen, Head, Science and Technology Library and Winspear Business Library, University of Alberta Libraries.

Publicity Officer: Beth Blanton-Kent, Collections Librarian, University of Virginia Library; Angela R. Davis, Engineering Liaison Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University.

Member-at-Large: Samuel R. Putnam, Engineering Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

University Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jody Bailey, Director of Publishing, University of Texas-Arlington Libraries; Amanda Peters, Student Engagement Librarian, University of Michigan.

Member-at-Large: Rachel Mulvihill, Head of Teaching and Engagement, University of Central Florida Libraries; Nancy Gibson, Distance Education Librarian, Austin Peay State University; Lis Pankl, Head of Graduate and Undergraduate Services, University of Utah, Marriott Library.

Women and Gender Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Tara Baillargeon, Head, Research and Instructional Services, Marquette University Libraries.

Secretary: Julie Adamo, Librarian and Instructional Technology Liaison, Mount Holyoke College; Beth Twomey, Head, Research and Instruction, North Dakota State University.

Member-at-Large: Emily Asch, Director of Libraries, Media Services, and Archives, St. Catherine University.

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