And the winners are . . .

The official results of the 2022 ACRL election

Erin L. Ellis, associate dean of research and learning services at Indiana University, is the 85th president of ACRL. “I’m deeply honored to serve as ACRL President. This role comes with tremendous opportunity and responsibility to advance the critically important work that we do in academic libraries, to advocate on behalf of academic library workers and our college and research communities, and to collaborate and partner with our colleagues across ALA and with other higher education associations. I’m excited to work with members on the continued growth and advancement of ACRL and address the ongoing transformations occurring across our profession.

Erin L. Ellis

Erin L. Ellis

“We continue to face complex matters as we cope with the consequences of the pandemic and as we undertake efforts to dismantle systems of racism and oppression in our communities and workplaces. We’re confronting challenges to our professional values, as well as fiscal challenges, and undergoing a deep examination of association priorities, but our ACRL community is rising to the occasion. Our committees, sections, and interest groups are advancing critically important work across these issues and facilitating vital conversations with members. Our ACRL Board and staff, too, are examining policies and practices to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our association. I look forward to working with members on these many issues and supporting ongoing efforts. Together, the ACRL community can create, grow, and address these challenges effectively and set a constructive course for ACRL’s future.

“As I step into this role, I’m eager to amplify ACRL and member successes, confront and reconcile where our community falls short, and cultivate conditions where members can meaningfully contribute, thrive, and succeed in ACRL. I’m grateful to the incredible ACRL staff who provide tremendous guidance and support in all ACRL endeavors and to ACRL Board members who are committed to strengthening our association and to listening, working, and developing with this inspiring community.”

During her 17 years of ACRL membership, Ellis has served as chair of the ACRL Appointments Committee (2015-17, 2018-19), as a member of the ACRL Conference Invited Presentations Committee (2017-19), as a member of the Research Planning and Review Committee (2019-20), and as cochair of the President’s Program Planning Committee (2014-16, 2017-19). She was chair of the Publications Coordinating Committee (2017-18; vice-chair, 2016-17), during which time she served as ex-officio on the New Publications Advisory Board along with the C&RL, C&RL News, Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey, CHOICE, Publications in Librarianship, RBM, and Resources for College Libraries editorial boards.

Ellis served as chair of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (2012-13), where she served on the working group for, and contributed to, the writing of the white paper “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment.” As chair, she facilitated the committee’s transition from the Information Literacy Coordinating Committee to a committee representing one of ACRL’s four goal areas within the Plan for Excellence.

Ellis has additionally held various positions with the ACRL Instruction Section (IS), including cochair of the IS Awards Committee (2011-13; member 2009-11) and cochair of the IS Membership Committee (2007-09; member, 2006-07; intern, 2005-06). She currently serves as cochair of the ACRL University Libraries Section’s Future of University Libraries Discussion Group (2019-present).

Her activity with state, regional, and national associations includes serving as secretary of the ALA Library Instruction Round Table (2006-07), where she was also a member of the Conference Program Planning Committee (2004-06) and the Liaison Committee (2003-04). Currently, she is a member of the Libraries Public Services Directors team in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (2018-present), the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council (2018-present), the Indiana University LGBTQ+ Alumni+Friends Association (2020-present), the Indiana University Queer Philanthropy Circle (2020-present), and recently completed a term on the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Task Force (2021-22). Ellis was honored as an ARL Leadership Fellow (2016-17) and was part of Beta Phi Mu at Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management (2002) and Sigma Tau Delta at Pittsburg State University, Department of English and Modern Languages (1999).

Beth McNeil, dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton, professor of library science at Purdue University, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect.

Beth McNeil

Beth McNeil

“It is my great honor and privilege to serve. Throughout my career, ACRL has consistently provided me with professional growth opportunities through its stellar conferences, timely road shows, and other educational offerings. I have valued the opportunities to learn from ACRL programs and the networking experiences that have led to invaluable mentoring relationships and lifelong friends. Having served on several committees and the Board as a director-at-large, ACRL has long been my professional home. I look forward to this new opportunity to give back to an organization that has given me so much, while listening and ensuring that all members find their own sense of belonging, community, professional growth, and success through their involvement in ACRL.

With this in mind, I plan to build on the excellent work and progress made by previous leaders and members, particularly the work that ACRL does to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization and our libraries. Previous ACRL presidents have focused in this area and advanced our understanding of these issues. I strongly believe that continuing this important work is crucial for ACRL’s Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we strive to deeply and thoughtfully permeate these values and practices into our committees, our programs, and our membership.

I would also like to recognize and further the excellent work that ACRL has done to advance sustainable and open scholarship. The move to open science/open scholarship will lead to fundamental changes for higher education and our libraries, and I believe that college and university librarians have a role and a responsibility in helping to change the model. I believe ACRL can continue to build its support and advocacy in this area, and I look forward to the challenge of helping to shift academic culture towards a more equitable, open future.”

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).

“I am delighted to welcome Beth McNeil to the ACRL Board and wish to thank her publicly for her willingness to undertake this important role for the next three years,” said ACRL Executive Director Robert Jay Malone. “Beth’s decades of service to ACRL speak to her deep involvement in our association, and her experience will help guide us toward exciting accomplishments. Her broad involvement in many organizations, from serving academic library associations in three states to sitting on the board of governors of the HathiTrust, will benefit ACRL in multiple interactions, enabling us to strengthen alliances with important stake holders. I look forward to working with Beth in the years to come.”

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).

Her activity with state, regional, and other national associations include serving on the Academic Libraries of Indiana Board of Directors (2019-present), Greater Western Library Alliance’s 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 Iowa Academic Libraries Alliance Coordinating Committee (member 2016-19, chair 2018-19).

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.

ACRL Board of Directors

Vice-President/President-Elect: Beth McNeil (1,187); José A. Aguiñaga (1,094)

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Walter Butler (653); Michael J. Miller (604)

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Rebecca Miller Waltz (678); Leslin H. Charles (603)

Councilor: Kara Whatley (1,073); Merinda Kaye Hensley (1,046)

Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jessica Hagman (123)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Krystal M. Lewis (78); Rebekah J. Lee (43)

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sarah Carter (142)

College Libraries Section (CLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nathaniel King (575)

Secretary (1-year term): Shaunna Hunter (356); Jamie Bounds Wilson (224)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Edna Fugate (569)

Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Linda Miles (238)

Secretary: Adrian Morales (239)

Member-at-Large: Kathy Ladell (236)

Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jessica L. Bennett (278); Matt Stevons (77)

Secretary/Archivist (2-year term): Danielle Theiss (178); Brenda Smith (177)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Anaya Jones (194); Brittni Ballard (160)

Digital Scholarship Section (DSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme (335)

Secretary: Matthew Shaw (330)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jennifer Gunter King (222); Theresa Burress (222); Hannah Lee (181)

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Yu-Hui Chen (139); Dawn Behrend (76)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Hui-Fen Chang (126); Sabine Jean Dantus (89)

European Studies Section (ESS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jordan S. Sly (52); Tom Harding (41)

Secretary (1-year term): Katie Gibson (96)

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Joanneke Elliott (60); Agnes Haigh Widder (38)

Instruction Section (IS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nicole Pagowsky (540); Amanda B. Click (361)

Secretary (1-year term): Lalitha Nataraj (488); Megan Hodge (372)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Brittany Paloma Fiedler (646); Symphony Bruce (601); Alexandria

Chisholm (549); Jane Hammons (436)

Literatures in English Section (LES)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Leslie Madden (61); Mark Dhlquist (49)

Secretary (1-year term): Amiee Gee (82); Ginny Moran (26)

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Carla Brooks (60); Amanda Rybin Koob (49)

Politics, Policy and International Relations Section (PPIRS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sandy Hervieux (75): Michelle Donlin (60)

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Sarah Horowitz (370)

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Maria Victoria Fernandez (202); Katie Henningsen (172)

Science and Technology Section (STS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Rachel Hamelers (193); Renaine Julian (91)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jessica Martinez (186); Kimberly M. Bailey (93)

EDI Officer: Andrea Baruzzi (262)

Publicity Officer: Amanda McCormick (152); Catherine Lantz (123)

University Libraries Section (ULSh2

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Laura W. Gariepy (564); Nancy S. Gibson (380)

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Yang Wu (721); Maggan Press (483); Melissa Johnson (459)

Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kari D. Weaver (223)

Secretary: Elia Trucks (132); Amelia Koford (88)

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Cindy Ingold (220)

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