ACRL candidates for 2022

A look at who’s running

José Aguiñaga is librarian/branch coordinator at Glendale Community College, North Campus, a position he has held from 2008 to 2017 and 2018-present. Additionally, Aguiñaga served as lecturer with the School of Information at San José State University (2020-present), dean of library and instructional support at Rio Hondo College (2017-18), librarian at California State University-Long Beach (2001-05), social sciences librarian at Arizona State University-West (1999-2001), electronic resources librarian at the University of San Diego (1997-99), and social sciences librarian and library personnel coordinator at the University of Houston (1994-97).

José Aguiñaga

José Aguiñaga

During 27 years of ALA/ACRL membership, Aguiñaga has served as councilor, ALA Council (2004-07); ALA Nominating Committee member (2016) and External Panel Review member, ALA Committee on Accreditation (2011, 2014, 2015, and 2019). He served on the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification Review Committee (chair, 2017-18 and member, 2015-18). Aguiñaga was also a member of the ACRL ANSS Resource Review and Bibliography Committee (2003-05), ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee (2013-14), ALA ACRL Appointments Committee (2013-14), ALA ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Committee (2013-15), ACRL’s Liaison to the American Association of Community Colleges (2015-present), ACRL Conference Keynote Speakers Committee (2020-21), ACRL Choice Editorial Board (2017-21), and ACRL Standards Committee (2007-09). He served as cochair, ALA ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force (2020-22); cochair, ALA ACRL 2019 Conference Poster Sessions Committee (2017-19); and was ACRL vice-president/president-elect candidate (2016-17).

Aguiñaga has held various positions with the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS), including chair (2013-14), vice-chair (2018-19 and 2012-13), and past-chair (2014-15). Other experience with CJCLS includes serving as chair of the Awards Committee (2008-10); and member, OER Committee (2021-22). He also served as chair of the RUSA Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group (2003-04, vice-chair 2002-03); and ALA’s NALCo: REFORMA Scholarship Committee (chair, 2002-05 and member, 1992-present)

Aguiñaga’s work with state, regional, and other national associations include serving as chair of the American Association of Community Colleges, National Council for Learning Resources (2020-present and vice-chair, 2016-20) and chair, Scholarship/Awards Committee (2013-14). He was a member of the Arizona Community College Library Consortium (2019-21), Community College Resources Committee (2021-22), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Research Grant Award Committee (2021-23), Arizona Library Association (2006-present), Arizona State Archives, Arizona Memory Project/Glendale Community College (2014-17), and Faculty Senate President, Glendale Community College (2014-16 and past-president, 2016-17). He also served on the Houston Area Research Libraries Consortium Human Resources Management Committee (1996-97), along with the Texas Library Association Annual Conference-Houston, Internet Room Subcommittee (1996), Texas-Mexico Relations Subcommittee (1994-96), and Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Round Table Bylaws Committee (1995-97).

Notable accomplishments for Aguiñaga’s include serving as project director, Glendale Community College Library ALA COVID Library Relief Fund Grant (2021); team member, American Association of Colleges & Universities, Institute of Open Educational Resources, Glendale Community College (2021-22); tri-author, Glendale Community College, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant (2021); faculty mentor, San José State University, Resilient Course Design Institute (2021); and grant reviewer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (2018). He participated at the Western Archives Institute, Certificate of Completion, (2016) as well as became a leadership fellow at the National Community College Hispanic Council (2014-15.) He completed a one semester Sabbatical at Maricopa Community Colleges (2012) and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, Honor Society (2004-present) and Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society (2004-present.) He also was a participant in the ALA Emerging Leaders Institute program in 1997. Additionally, Aguiñaga was a member of the Open Education Conference 2020 and 2021, DEI Committee, ARL participant, Leadership Career Development Program (2001).

His publications include: “What Have I Learned from the Past, Present, and Future?,” edited by Teresa Y. Neely and Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight; In Our Own Voices, Redux: The Faces of Librarianship Today (Rowan & Littlefield, 2018); “Leadership Where You Might Overlook: Opportunity Calls at a Community College,” edited by Steven J. Bell, in Crucible Moments Inspiring Library Leadership (Mission Bell Media, 2016); and “Impacts of Latino Culture on the Leadership Styles of Latino Community College Administrators,” (ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2012).

Beth McNeil is dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies, Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science at Purdue University, a position she has held since 2019. Prior to this, McNeil served as dean of Library Services at Iowa State University (2015-19), associate dean of academic affairs/scholarly communication at Purdue Libraries (2007-15), and associate dean at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2004-07).

Beth McNeil

Beth McNeil

During her 32 years of ACRL membership, McNeil has served as chair of the ACRL 2021 Conference (2019-21), director-at-large on the ACRL Board of Directors (2015-19), member of the 2019 Conference Coordinating Committee (2017-19), member of the ACRL 2019 Colleagues Committee (2017-19), cochair of the ACRL 2019 Contributed Papers committee (2017-19), member of the ACRL 2015 Conference Coordinating Committee (2013-15), cochair of the ACRL 2015 Contributed Papers Committee (2013-15), chair of the ACRL Appointments Committee (2013-14), member of the ACRL 2013 Conference Coordinating Committee (2011-13), cochair of the ACRL 2013 Volunteers Committee (2011-13), chair of the ACRL Friends Fund Committee (2009-11), member of the ACRL 2009 National Conference Coordinating Committee (2007-09), and cochair of the ACRL 2009 Workshops Committee (2007-09). She also served as a member of the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee (2005-11), ACRL 2007 National Conference Panel Sessions subcommittee (2005-07), ACRL Appointments Committee (2004-05), 2005 ACRL National Conference Roundtable subcommittee (2003-05), and the ACRL Nominating Committee (2001-02).

McNeil’s experience with ALA includes being a member of LAMA (1997-2016) and serving as a member of the LAMA Committee on Organization (2005-09) and Executive Committee Secretary of LAMA, Library Organization and Management (2005-07). She also served as a member of the LAMA Budget and Finance Committee (2001-05); LAMA Human Resources, Supervisory Skills Committee (2003-05); and Fundraising and Financial Development: Trends, Marketing, and Project Development Committee (2003-05); and Human Resources, Executive Committee (2001-03). McNeil was also secretary of the Human Resources Section, Executive Committee (2001-03) and a member of the Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation, Nominating Committee (2001-02); Personnel Administration, Staff Development Committee (1997-2001); and Statistics, Data Collection for Library Managers Committee (member, 1997-2001; chair, 2000-01).

McNeil’s activity with state, regional, and other national associations include serving on the Academic Libraries of Indiana Board of Directors (2019-present); GWLA Board of Directors (2017-19); HathiTrust Board of Governors (2015-18); Western Regional Storage Trust, Executive Committee (2017-19); Rosemont Group Executive Committee (2017-19); and the Iowa Academic Libraries Alliance, Coordinating Committee (member, 2016-19; chair, 2018-19). She also served as a member of the Iowa Library Association (2015-19); Indiana Library Federation (2012-15, 2019-present); Nebraska Library Association (NLA) (1996-2007); NLA/NEMA 1999 Convention, Local Arrangement committee (1999); NLA Finance Committee (1999-2002); NLA New Members Roundtable (1996-99); Illinois Library Association (1991-97); Illinois Library Association, Reference Forum (1995-96); ARL Academy Advisory Group (2019-20); and the ARL Program Steering Committee (2018-19). She also served as treasurer of the NLA/NEMA Conference (Spring 1999-February 2000) and on the Association of Research Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee (member, 2015-17; vice-chair, 2018-19; chair, 2018-19; past-chair, 2019-20).

Notable accomplishments for McNeil include receiving the Staff Member of the Year Award (2019); Iowa State University’s Student Government annual award for faculty and staff, Runza Spirit of Service Award (2004); annual award for faculty volunteer service from UNL; UNL Office of Student Involvement, CAMRE (Creating an Atmosphere of Mutual Respect) Award (2000); and the annual award from the UNL Libraries Office/Service Staff.

Additionally McNeil’s work with external funding includes Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, $2 million to endow archivist position for the Barron Hilton Flight Archives; Purdue University Libraries, coauthored proposal with Purdue advancement staff and archivists in 2011; IMLS Recruiting and Educating Librarians for the 21st Century Grant ($392,347); and Recruitment and Education of University Librarians in Sciences and Health Sciences (2003-05), served as UNL lead on grant, collaborating with University of Iowa and Iowa State University library colleagues. She was also selected for Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program (2012-15) and the Snowbird Leadership Institute (1991). McNeil Initiated and led beginning implementation of a feasibility study to re-imagine Iowa State University’s Parks Library and successfully led core competencies development and implementation for UNL Libraries.

Her publications include: Fundamentals of Library Supervision, 3rd edition (Chicago: American Library Association, 2017); “A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Leadership Development Experiences of Academic Research Library Leaders,” PhD dissertation, University of Nebraska (2015); and Advocacy, Outreach, and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action (Chicago: ACRL, 2010), with co-editors William C. Welburn and Janice Welburn.

ACRL Board of Directors

President-Elect:José Aguiñaga, Librarian/Branch Coordinator, Glendale Community College; Beth McNeil, Dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies, Ester Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science, Purdue University.

Director-at-Large: Leslin H. Charles, Instructional Design Librarian, Rutgers, The State of University of New Jersey; Rebecca Miller Waltz, Head of Library Learning Services, Pennsylvania State University Libraries.

Director-at-Large: Walter Bulter, Librarian, Pasadena City College; Michael J. Miller, Chief Librarian, Bronx Community College–CUNY.

ACRL Councilor: Merinda Kaye Hensley, Associate Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kara Whatley, University Librarian, California Institute of Technology.

Anthropology and Sociology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jessica Hagman, Social Sciences Research Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Member-at-Large: Krystal Lewis, User Experience and Engagement Librarian, DePaul University; Rebekah J. Lee, Library Branch Manager, Collin College.

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sarah Carter, Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Indiana University.

Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Linda Miles, Assistant Professor and Head of Reference, OER Librarian, Hostos Community College.

Secretary: Adrian Morales, Librarian, Assistant Professor, El Paso Community College.

Member-at-Large: Kathy Ladell, Reference Librarian, University of Cincinnati.

College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College.

Secretary: Shaunna Hunter, Library Director, Hampden-Sydney College; Jamie Wilson, College Librarian, Associate Professor, Millsaps College.

Member-at-Large: Edna Fugate, Director of Library Services, University of Pikeville.

Digital Scholarship Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, Director, Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University.

Secretary: Matthew Shaw, Dean of University Libraries, Ball State University Libraries.

Member-at-Large: Jennifer Gunter King, Director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University; Theressa Burress, Assistant Director, Research and Instruction, University of South Florida Libraries; Hannah Lee, Discovery and Systems Librarian, California State University-Dominguez Hills.

Distance and Online Learning Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Matt Stevons, Director of Library Services, Purdue University Global; Jessica Bennett, Research, Instruction and eLearning, Missouri State University Meyer Library.

Secretary/Archivist: Danielle Theiss, Director of Library Services, Park University; Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University Library.

Member-at-Large: Anaya Jones, eLearning Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University; Brittni Ballard, Learning Technologies Librarian, Towson University.

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Dawn Behrend, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Yu-Hui Chen, Subject Librarian for Education and East Asian Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Member-at-Large: Sabine Dantus, Outreach Librarian, Lynn University Library; Hui-Fen Chang, Veterinary Medicine Librarian, Oklahoma State University.

European Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Tom Harding, Librarian for German, French, and Spanish, University of Waterloo; Jordan S. Sly, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Humanities Librarian, University of Maryland

Secretary: Katie Gibson, Humanities and Area Studies Librarian, Miami University-Ohio.

Member-at-Large: Joanneke Elliott, African Studies and West European Studies Librarian, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Agnes Haigh Widder, Humanities Bibliographer, Michigan State University Libraries.

Instruction Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nicole Pagowsky, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona; Amanda B. Click, Head of Research and Instruction, United States Naval Academy.

Secretary: Megan Hodge, Head, Teaching and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University; Lalitha Nataraj, Social Sciences Librarian, Cal State-San Marcos.

Member-at-Large: Brittany Paloma Fiedler, Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Alexandria Chisholm, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University-Berks Campus; Jane Hammons, Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, The Ohio State University; Symphony Bruce, Critical Pedagogy Librarian, New York University.

Literatures in English Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Leslie Madden, Team Leader for Arts and Humanities and Subject Librarian for English and World Languages and Cultures, Georgia State University; Mark Dahlquist, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Miami University-Ohio.

Secretary: Aimee Gee, Reference and Online Learning Librarian, Shenandoah University Libraries; Ginny Moran, Research and Instruction Librarian, Macalester College.

Member-at-Large: Amanda Rybin Koob, Literature and Humanities Librarian, University of Colorado-Boulder; Carla Brooks, English, Communication, African and African American Studies Librarian, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sandy Hervieux, Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Virtual Reference Coordinator, McGill University; Michelle Donlin, Scholarly Communication and Research Librarian, Kemp Library Liaison Librarian for Political Science, East Stroudsburg University,.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: María R. Estorino, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Libraries; Sarah Horowitz, Head of Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College.

Member-at-Large: Katie Henningsen, Head of Research Services, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University; Maria Victoria Fernandez, Project Manager, Metadata Specialist, University of Chicago Library.

Science and Technology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Renaine Julian, Director of STEM Libraries, Florida State University; Rachel Hamelers, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Science Subject Specialist, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College.

Member-at-Large: Jessica Martinez, Assistant Professor, Science Librarian, University of Idaho; Kimberly M. Bailey, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh.

Publicity Officer: Amanda McCormick, Science Librarian, Liaison to Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics, University at Buffalo-SUNY; Catherine Lantz, Associate Professor and Reference Librarian, Liaison to the Life Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago.

EDI Officer: Andrea Baruzzi, Science Librarian and Head, Cornell Science Library, Swarthmore College.

University Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nancy S. Gibson, Social Sciences Librarian, Austin Peay State University; Laura W. Gariepy, Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Member-at-Large: Melissa Johnson, Instructional Design Librarian, Southern Methodist University; Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Clemson University Libraries; Jennifer Hunter, Librarian for Reference and Research Services, Princeton University; Meggan Press, Interim Head of Teaching and Learning/ Undergraduate Education Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington.

Women and Gender Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kari D. Weaver, Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Design Librarian, University of Waterloo.

Secretary: Elia Trucks, User Experience and Student Outreach Librarian, University of Denver; Amelia Koford, Outreach and Information Literacy Librarian, Texas Lutheran University.

Member-at-Large: Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian, University of Illinois.

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