And the winners are . . .

The official results of the 2019 ACRL elections

Karen Munro, associate dean of libraries, learning and research services, at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, on the traditional, current, and unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Kwikwetlem Nations, is the 82nd president of ACRL.

Karen Munro

Karen Munro

“Stepping into the position of ACRL President feels like starting any big new job: exciting, inspiring, and a little nerve-wracking. As I make this move, I’m grateful for the example set by the many talented, thoughtful, and forward-looking colleagues who have preceded me in this role and in member leadership throughout ACRL—as well as the dedicated and terrific staff who do so much to make the association great.

“I’m also thinking about the many members who are not in formal leadership roles. I see ACRL members grappling everywhere with the key issues of our day—issues of oppression and liberation, and of major technological and economic changes affecting our profession. I see members exploring new ways for us to move ourselves and our institutions forward, in conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and Twitter threads. I’m inspired by the energy and commitment that so many ACRL members bring to these conversations, regardless of whether they happen formally or informally.

“I’m happy to be part of a Board that takes these issues seriously and works hard to address them. I’m proud to have participated in the authentic and in-depth discussions that led the ACRL Board to add a core commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion to the Plan for Excellence. I’m excited to continue discussing big issues in academic librarianship and higher education. And I’m grateful to be part of an association that is ready to tackle these challenges openly and with energy.

“I look forward to continuing the work of ACRL as President for the next year alongside Lauren, Jon, the Board, ACRL staff, and every contributing and engaged member of the association. Thank you for all you do for our association and our profession.”

As president, Munro will preside over the ACRL Board of Directors and ACRL Executive Committee, and plan ACRL’s major program at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference. She will work with the ALA President and other division presidents representing ACRL, both within and outside of ALA.

During her 17 years of ACRL membership, she has served as chair of the ACRL Sections Council (2008–09), ex-officio member of the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee (2008–09), and 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), member of the IS Advisory Council (2013–16), IS member-at-large (2013–15), chair of the IS Conference Program Planning Committee (2010–12), and intern for and 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); initiator, chair, and as a member of the LES New Members Discussion Group (2004–08); and member and 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), member-at-large of the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (2012–14), the Oregon University System representative on the ACRL-Oregon Board (2011–13), the Librarians’ Association of the University of California (LAUC) representative on the University of California (UC) Heads of Public Service Information Literacy Common Interest Group (2006–07), and member of the UC- Berkeley Librarians’ Association of the University of California-Berkeley (LAUC-B) “Academic Library 2.0” Conference Committee (2006–07).

Munro received the University of Oregon Libraries Solari Incentive Award in 2014 and was featured as an ACRL Member of the Week in 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 (NASIG) 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 (CMS),” co-authored by Merinda McLure for Communications in Information Literacy (volume 4, number 1, 2010).

Jon E. Cawthorne, dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the School of Information Sciences, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of ACRL.

Jon E. Cawthorne

Jon E. Cawthorne

“I am absolutely honored and humbled to serve as ACRL’s next vice-president/president-elect! I appreciate your confidence in me and I extend my deepest thanks to everyone who voted!

“During our recent conference in Cleveland, I was so grateful for the well-wishes, positive advice, and the notes of congratulation. It is quite the honor to serve in this leadership role. I look forward to hearing from more of you who are passionate about our noble profession. Several of you asked about serving on ACRL committees or getting more involved. While I am still learning ACRL governance and the responsibilities of a vice-president, I look forward to hearing from you at jon.cawthorne@wayne.edu. I am particularly interested in how we build on the positive, forward momentum from the wonderful conference in Cleveland, Ohio. I trust, together, we will work to make ACRL’s next conference in Seattle in 2021 the best yet.

“No matter what kind of library environment you work in, my interest in hearing from you is sincere, and I welcome your thoughts before, during, and after my time in leadership. This is a momentous, exciting, and (some might say) perilous time in our academic, college, and research library profession. While all of us may take time to marvel at the sheer complexity of our information/knowledge/scholarship/publishing higher education industry, I also love what we do and I know there are many like me who feel the same way. Let’s find each other and strengthen ACRL!”

During his 24 years of ACRL membership, Cawthorne has served as a chair of the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee (2016–present), member of the ACRL 2019 Conference Colleagues Committee (2017–present), and member of the ACRL President’s Program Committee (2015–17). Previously, he was a member of the ACRL New Publications Advisory Board (2015), the ACRL Friends’ Fundraising Committee (2007–10), the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee (2006–08), the ACRL Poster Sessions Committee (2003–05), and the ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee (2002–04). Additionally, Cawthorne’s work within ALA includes being a mentor for the LLAMA Mentoring Program (2018), a member of both the ALA Nominating Committee (2006–08) and the Office of Diversity Director Search Committee (2007), and serving as chair of the ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee (2006–07) and the ALA Lippincott Award Committee (2006–07). He was a member of the Spectrum Initiative Institute (2004–08 and 1999–2000), and served as a member of the ALA Awards Committee (2003–06) and the Peggy Sullivan Awards Committee (2004–05). He served on the ALA Publishing Committee (2000–02), the 5th National Conference Site Selection Committee (1999–2001), member of the ALA/PLA New Leaders Travel Grant Committee (2001), and the Dr. John C. Tyson Scholarship Committee (1996–99). Cawthorne developed and comanaged the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) homepage from (1995–99), served as chair of the 4th National Conference New Member Orientation (1998), and sat on the BCALA Executive Board (1995–97).

Cawthorne’s work with state, regional, and other national associations include successfully gaining membership into the Greater Western Library Alliance for West Virginia University (2015) and Wayne State University (2017), serving as board member-at-large of the Greater Western Library Alliance (2015–17), president of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortia (2016), cochair of the Michigan Library Association’s Special Events Committee (2000), and chair of the Oregon State Library Association’s Membership Committee (1996–97).

Cawthorne was a presenter at the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in 2017 and 2018 and was selected for the ARL Research Library Fellows Program (2011–13). He also took part in the UCLA Senior Fellows as a participant in 2007 and a presenter in 2017. He has received the BCALA Advocacy Award (2015). He also received the ALA John Cotton Dana Award for the San Diego State University Library and Information Access for Marketing Spirit of the Land (2005), the “Outstanding 25” San Diego State University for campus and community work Spirit of the Land (2004), and the Outstanding Faculty Award Presented by Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Oregon (1997). He serves as an Advisory Board member and faculty for the UNC-Greensboro Diversity Residency Institute. He is also the cofounder of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and of the Michigan Digital Publishing Institute.

His publications include: “On Becoming: The Ten Thousand Hours Towards Positive Leadership,” in Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership, edited by Steven Bell (Mission Bell Media: Santa Barbara, California, 2015); Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning: A Guidebook for Librarians, coauthored by Joan Giesecke and Deb Pearson (ALA: Chicago, 2015); and “Leading from the Middle: An Examination of Shared Leadership in Academic Libraries,” for the Journal of Academic Librarianship (volume 36, issue 2, March 2010).

ACRL Board

Vice-President/President-Elect: Jon E. Cawthorne (1122); Anne Marie Casey (1101).

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Cinthya Ippoliti (1096); Merinda Kaye Hensley (1036).

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Kim Copenhaver (1246); Shawn P. Calhoun (833).

Councilor (3-year term): Jacquelyn A. Bryant (1335); Christopher Cox (757).

Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Juliann Couture (66); Triveni Kuchi (60).

Secretary: Rachael Muszkiewicz (92); Rebekah J. Lee (33).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Ilka Datig (44); Susan Gilman (42); Deborah J. Margolis (41).

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Mackenzie Salisbury (86); Alessia Zanin-Yost (32).

Secretary: Laura Dimmit (73); Rachel Berman Turner (43).

College Libraries Section (CLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Mary Mallery (335); Brian C. Gray (227).

Secretary: Jenny Horton (275); Mary Wegmann (267).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Lisa C. McDaniels (356); Andrew Adler (187).

Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sandra C. McCarthy (128); Martin House (95).

Digital Scholarship Section (DSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kristen Totleben (248); (Mr.) Patrice-Andre Prud’homme (119).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Lydia Zvyagintseva (226); Amanda Tickner (220); Matthew Hannah (119); Terence O’Neill (96).

Distance Learning Section (DLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Amanda Ziegler (150); Karla J. Aleman (149).

Secretary/Archivist: Stephanie Espinoza Villamor (154); Cynthia Thomes (81); Shauna Edson (53).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jennifer Rundels (86); Victoria (Torrie) Raish (75); Samantha Harlow (74); Brian Ryckman (56).

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: April Hines (162); Todd Shipman (61).

Secretary: Samantha Godbey (213).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Kimberly Miller (118); Mandy L. Havert (100).

European Studies Section (ESS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Thomas Keenan (76); Alain St. Pierre (33).

Secretary: Megan Browndorf (105).

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Paula Mae Carns (73); Liladhar R. Pendse (38).

Instruction Section (IS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nikhat J. Ghouse (442); Jo Angela Oehrli (399).

Secretary: Ben Oberdick (494); Brian T. Sullivan (313).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Catherine Fraser Riehle (482); Lauren Wahman (450); Maoria J. Kirker (395).

Literatures in English Section (LES)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Brian Flota (75); Alex Watson (42).

Secretary: Abby Scheel (77); M. Leslie Madden (37).

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Ava M. Brillat (77); Glenda Insua (37).

Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Erin Ackerman (119).

Secretary: Andrew Dudash (117).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Michelle H. Donlin (117).

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Petrina Jackson (217); Melissa Hubbard (111).

Secretary: Will Hansen (171); Derek Christian Quezada (142).

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Lynne M. Thomas (173); Curtis Small (153).

Science and Technology Section (STS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Rachel Borchardt (192); David Romito (80).

Secretary: Jeanne Hoover (140); Fran Rosen (125).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Sarah H. Jeong (204); Kelee Pacion (68).

University Libraries Section (ULS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Michelle Demeter (504); Leslie Sult (425).

Secretary: Camille Thomas (632); Stephanie Fazenbaker Race (284).

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Lorelei Rutledge (624); Somaly Kim Wu (559); George J. Fowler (361).

Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sharon Ladenson (200).

Secretary: Beth Twomey (201).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Caitlin Shanley (203).

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