ACRL candidates for 2020

A look at who’s running

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Lynn Silipigni Connaway is the director of library trends and user research at OCLC Research, a position she has held since 2018. Prior to this, Connaway served as senior research scientist and director of user research (2016-18), senior research scientist (2007-16), and consulting research scientist III (2003-07), all at OCLC Research. She was vice-president of research and library systems at NetLibrary (1999-2003), and director and associate clinical professor of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver (1995-99). She served as assistant professor in the School of Library and Informational Science at the University of Missouri (1993-95), and as head of technical services and cataloging at Mesa State College Library (1984-89).

During her 21 years of ACRL membership, Connaway has served on various ACRL committees, including vice-chair/chair of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee (2013-15), vice-chair/chair of the Research Planning and Review Committee (2010-12), member of the ACRL 2011 Conference Committee (2009-11), cochair of the ACRL 2011 Conference Invited Papers Committee (2009-11), cochair of the President’s Program Committee (2004-06), member of the ACRL 12th National Conference Committee (2003-05), and chair of the ACRL 12th National Conference Innovations Committee (2003-05).

Her other activities within ALA include serving on LRRT as vice-chair/chair (2011-13), member-at-large (2000-03), and program chair (1997-98). She was an ALA Chapter Councilor (2001-03), a representative of the Colorado Library Association on the Accreditation Task Force (2016), on the ALA/ORS Research Series Editorial Board (2009-12), and the ALA Committee on Education (1997-99, 2010-11) where she was chair (2009-10). She was a member of the ALA Committee on Accreditation (2005-09), the eBook Task Force (2001-03), and the Loleta Fyan Grant Jury (1996-97). Her work within ALCTS includes serving on the Library Resources and Technical Services Editorial Board (2001-05), the Media Resources Committee (1999-2003), the Margaret Mann Citation Committee (1993-94), the Education for Collection Development Committee (1993-94), and the Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment for Cataloging (1994-99).

Connaway has been a member of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) since 1990, having served on the Board of Directors as past-president, president, and president-elect (2016-18) and director (2013-15). She was a member of the ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award Jury, (2019), the Budget and Finance Committee (2016-18), chair of the Nominations Committee (2018), and cochair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (2011), and a member of the Best Information Science Book Jury (1997).

Her work with the Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) includes serving as a member of the Development and Advancement Committee (2007-10), the Professional Contribution to LIS Education Award (2008), chair of the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program (2005-18), convener of the New Faculty Special Interest Group (1994-95), convener of the Technical Services Education Special Interest Group (1994), and a member of the Membership Committee (1993-95). She also served as secretary for the Technical Services and Automation Division (1988-89), and the Colorado Library Association, College and University Division (1987-88). Connaway was a member of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section (2007-11, 2011-15) representing the ALA LRRT, and served as president at the Mesa College Office Personnel Association (1987-88).

She was the recipient of the ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition (2019), the ASIS&T Watson David Award for Service (2019), and the ALISE Service Award (2017). She was a visiting scholar at the University of Copenhagen School of Information Studies (2014) and was Chair of Excellence, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación (2014). She was a recipient of the ALISE Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition (2013), the RUSA Reference Service Press Award (2012), and the Gold Chalk Award at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1994). Connaway was a member of the Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program at Simmons College (2012) and was a visiting researcher at the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, England (2009).

Her publications include coauthoring “Authority, context, and containers: Student perceptions and judgments when using Google for school work,” IFLA World Library and Information Congress Conference paper (2019); Academic library impact: Improving practice and essential areas to research (Chicago: ACRL, 2017); and “If it is too inconvenient I’m not going after it: Convenience as a critical factor in information-seeking behaviors,” Library & Information Science Research 33(3), 179-190 (selected for inclusion in the ALA Reference Research Review: 2011).

Julie Garrison

Julie Garrison

Julie Garrison is dean of university libraries at Western Michigan University, a position she has held since 2016. Prior to this, Garrison served as associate dean, research and instructional services at Grand Valley State University Libraries (2009-16); director of off-campus library services at Central Michigan University (2003-07); and as assistant/associate director of public services at Duke University Medical Center Library (2000-02).

During her 17 years of ACRL membership, Garrison has served as director-at-large on the ACRL Board of Directors (2012-16) and was a member of the ACRL Project Outcome Task Force (2017-18), the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force (2017) and the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee (2008-11), where she also served as chair (2010-11). She served as a member of the ACRL/DLS Guidelines Committee (2005-07), and the ACRL/DLS Web Committee (2003-07), where she also served as chair (2004-07). Her experience within LLAMA includes serving as a member of the LLAMA Library Organization and Management Section Financial Committee (2008-10) and the LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Section Directory of Library Building Projects (2008-09).

Garrison’s past work with state, regional, and other national associations includes being a member of the portal: Libraries and the Academy Editorial Board since 2015 and serving as an accreditation commission member of the Council on Interior Design Accreditation (2011-16). She has held numerous positions within the Michigan Academic Library Association including serving as chair of the Advocacy Committee (2017-19) and Administration Section (2016-17). She also served as member-at-large of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) Board of Directors (2011-14) and was chair of the MLA ACRL Task Force (2011). Her other work with MLA includes serving as cochair of Pre-Conference Programs (2005-06) and Annual Meeting Committees (2004-06).

Garrison was a member of the Executive Program Advisory Board of the Eleventh (2003-04), Twelfth (2004-06), and Thirteenth (2006-08) Off-Campus Library Services.

Notable work with the Medical Library Association includes being a member of the CORE Task Force (2003-04), the Online Education Task Force (2001-03), the Fixed Meeting Schedule Task Force (2001-02), and the 2001 National Program Committee (1999-2001). She also served as a delegate to the ALA Congress on Professional Education (April 30-May 1, 1999), and was on the Continuing Education Committee (1997-2003) serving as chair designate (2001-02), and then chair (2002-03). She served as cochair of the Learning Center Committee, Education Media and Technologies Section (1997), Annual Meetings (1998) and part of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Publication Committee October (1996-98) before moving to chair (1997-98).

During Garrison’s tenure at Grand Valley State University Libraries, they received the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category (2012). Over the course of her career, she codeveloped one of the first online evidence-based medicine continuing education courses for medical librarians, and planned and executed two successful Off-Campus Library Services Conferences, while serving as the director of OCLS at Central Michigan University. She also planned the inaugural “Re-Think It Conference,” while working at Grand Valley State University. She served on the core project team that developed the vision and completed the planning for the new Mary Idema Pew Library at Grand Valley State University, and led the Western Michigan University Libraries faculty and staff through a successful reorganization process designed to remove redundancies, streamline and align workflows, and improve overall efficiencies.

Working within professional associations, she is proud to have helped advance the Medical Library Association’s efforts in delivering online continuing education. As an ACRL Board member, she served as liaison to and supported the work of the task force that resulted in the creation of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Her publications include coauthoring “Can a Library Building’s Design Cue New Behaviors? A Case study,” in portal: Libraries and the Academy (2017); “Building a Peer Learning Service for Students in an Academic Library,” in portal: Libraries and the Academy (2015); and “SPEC Kit 331: Changing Role of Senior Administrators” for the Association of Research Libraries (2012).

ACRL Board of Directors

President-Elect: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research; Julie Garrison, Dean, University Libraries, Western Michigan University.

Director-at-Large: Kathy A. Parsons, Head, Preservation and Stacks Management, Iowa State University Library; Jessica Brangiel, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Swarthmore College.

Director-at-Large: Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University; Toni Anaya, Interim Coordinator of User Experience, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Anthropology and Sociology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Thomas Durkin, Senior Academic Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Triveni Kuchi, Social Sciences/Instructional Services Librarian and Faculty and Graduate Services Coordinator, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

Member-at-Large: Hailey Mooney, Psychology and Sociology Librarian, University of Michigan; Priscilla Seaman, Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, Communication, University at Albany.

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Tiffany Bailey, Fine Arts Manager, Dallas Public Library.

Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Robin Brown, Associate Professor/Head of Public Services, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Secretary: Katherine McGivern, Faculty Librarian, Reference and Instruction, Bergen Community College; Linda Miles, Assistant Professor and OER Librarian, Hostos Community College-City University of New York.

College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Dawn Behrend, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Kevin Butterfield, University Librarian, University of Richmond.

Secretary: Melanie Bopp, Librarian, Information Delivery and Access Services, Northeastern University; Britt Anne Murphy, Director of the Library and Librarian, Hendrix College.

Member-at-Large: Deborah Prosser, Director, Olin Library, Rollins College; Scott Walter, Professor, University Librarian, and University Copyright Officer, Illinois Wesleyan University.

Digital Scholarship Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Suzanna Conrad, Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, California State University-Sacramento; Elisandro Cabada, Medical and Bioengineering Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Secretary: Meris Mandernach Longmeier, Head of Research Services, The Ohio State University; Theresa Burress, Science Librarian, Research and Instruction, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

Member-at-Large: Erla P. Heyns, Head, Humanities, Social Science, Education and Business Division, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies; Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Georgetown University; Patrice-Andre Prud’homme, Director, Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University.

Distance Learning Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Samantha Harlow, Online Learning Librarian, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, Indiana University.

Secretary/Archivist: Heather A. Dalal, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Rider University.

Member-at-Large: Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Andrea Hebert, Human Sciences, Education, and Distance Learning Librarian, Louisiana State University.

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Rachael Elrod, Director of the Education Library and Associate Chair of Departmental Libraries, University of Florida; Mandy L. Havert, Graduate Student Outreach and Digital Research Librarian, University of Notre Dame.

Member-at-Large: Dorinne Banks, Education Librarian, George Washington University; Jodie Borgerding, Continuing Education Services Manager, Amigos Library Services.

European Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Manuel Ostos, Associate Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures, Penn State University Libraries; Hélène Huet, European Studies Librarian, University of Florida.

Secretary: Walter Schlect, Germanic Languages and Literature and Comparative Literature Subject Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis; Kathryn Kuntz, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Supervisor, Davenport Public Library.

Member-at-Large: Chella Vaidyanathan, European/World History and Philosophy Librarian, Emory University.

Instruction Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Maura Seale, History Librarian, University of Michigan; Veronica Arellano Douglas, Instruction Coordinator, University of Houston.

Secretary: Maoria J. Kirker, Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, George Mason University; Karen Doster-Greenleaf, Student Success Librarian, Georgia State University.

Member-at-Large: Donna Witek, Information Literacy Coordinator/Research and Instruction Librarian/Associate Professor, The University of Scranton; Jorge R. López-McKnight, Austin Community College; Sara Scheib, Head, Scholarly Impact, University of Iowa Libraries; Bill Marino, Online Learning Librarian, Eastern Michigan University; Sara Holder, Head of Research and Information Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Literatures in English Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kristina De Voe, English and Communication Librarian, Temple University; Glenda Insua, Reference and Liaison Librarian, University of Illinois-Chicago.

Secretary: Leslie Madden, Team Leader for Arts and Sciences, Subject Librarian for Applied Linguistics and ESL, English and World Languages and Cultures, Georgia State University; Zara T. Wilkinson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Rutgers University-Camden.

Member-at-Large: Natalie Ornat, Humanities Librarian, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Emily Spunaugle, Assistant Professor/Humanities and Rare Books Librarian, Oakland University.

Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Chelsea Nesvig, Research and Instruction/Global Policy Studies Librarian, University of Washington-Bothell/Cascadia College; Olivia Ivey, Public Affairs Librarian, American University.

Member-at-Large: Megan Hunt, Public Policy Liaison and Reference Librarian, Georgetown University; Earl Shumaker, Librarian, Waubonsee Community College.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Alison Clemens, Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, Yale University Library; Heather Smedberg, Reference and Instruction Coordinator, Special Collections and Archives, University of California-San Diego Library.

Member-at-Large: Katharine C. Chandler, Cataloger, Library of Congress; Diane Dias De Fazio, Curator of Rare Books and Book Arts, Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries.

Science and Technology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Shannon Farrell, Natural Resources Librarian, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Hannah Gascho Rempel, Science Librarian, Oregon State University.

Publicity Officer: Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, Director, Research Collaboration and Engagement, Associate Professor, Virginal Tech University Libraries; Ana Torres, Interim Co-Head Dibner Library, NYU Division of Libraries, New York University.

Member-at-Large: Greg Nelson, Chemical and Life Sciences Librarian, Brigham Young University; Rebecca Renirie, Research and Instruction Librarian, Medical Librarian, Central Michigan University.

University Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Laura W. Gariepy, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries; Jennifer Sharkey, Associate Professor of Library Science and Head of Instruction and Student Engagement, Illinois State University.

Member-at-Large: Christian Miller, Research and Instruction Librarian/Lecturer, Cornell University; Mea Warren, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Librarian, University of Houston; Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, The Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer Science Librarian, University of Oregon.

Women and Gender Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Julie Adamo, Research and Instruction Librarian, Mount Holyoke College.

Secretary: Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Member-at-Large: Chloe Raub, Head of Archives and Special Collections, Newcomb Institute of Tulane University.

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