And the winners are …: The official results of the 2015 ACRL elections

Ann Campion Riley; Irene M. H. Herold

Ann Campion Riley, associate director for access, collections, and technical services at the University of Missouri, is the 78th president of ACRL.

“I am thrilled to be the next person on a long line of hard-working librarians to have the opportunity of leading ACRL. The inspiring experience of working with a future-oriented Board of Directors will be wonderful. Active ACRL members are all hard-workers, and bring a great spirit of inquiry to the organization. Furthering ACRL’s current initiatives such as the Value of Libraries work and the study of the role of research data curation in libraries are continuing challenges. Looking for the next set of challenges won’t take long as ACRL looks forward and works to engage and serve new and current members.”

As president, Campion Riley will preside over the ACRL Board of Directors and ACRL Executive Committee, and plan ACRL’s major program at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. She will work with the ALA president and other division presidents representing ACRL both within and outside of ALA.

Riley’s activities in ACRL include serving as a member of the ACRL Board of Directors (2009–13), ACRL Chapters Council (2003–05), ACRL Library Advocacy Institute (2003), Regional Advocacy Trainer (2003–05), member-at-large of the Distance Learning Section (DLS), (2001–03), chair of the DLS Membership Committee (2004–06), secretary of the Community and Junior College Library Section (CJCLS) (1999–2001), and CJCLS Resources Review Committee chair (1996–99).

Riley’s work with state and regional associations includes serving on the Great Western Library Alliance (GWLA) Collection Development Committee (2009–present), Great Plains Network (GPN) and GWLA Advisory Council on the Management of the Lifecycle of Research Data Project (2012-present), GWLA Digital Collections Committee (2007–10), Missouri Library Association (MLA) Awards Committee chair (2007–09), as MLA president (2005), and as president of the Missouri Association of College and Research Libraries (2003).

Her awards include being honored as a Research Library Leadership Fellow by the Association of Research Libraries (2011–12), and as a Global Scholar by the University of Missouri (2010). She has been awarded the “You Make a Difference Award” by the Saint Louis Community College (2004). She has also been honored with participation in Leadership Chesterfield (2001), LEADERS 1999, National Institute of Leadership Development and Beta Phi Mu.

Her publications and presentations include “The Community of Libraries” column in MOinfo: Newsletter of the Missouri Library Association (2005), coauthor of “Caution! Hazardous Substances: Recognizing and Deflecting Toxic Personalities in the Workplace,” presented at the ACRL National Conference in Baltimore (2007), and coauthor of “Using Staff Focus Groups to Help in Services Assessment” published in the Proceedings of the North Central Association Annual Meeting (2001).

Irene M. H. Herold, university librarian at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of ACRL.

“ACRL is a community of impressive, intelligent, and engaged members,” Herold said. “I will do my best to honor the trust you all have placed in me as your vice-president/president-elect. I look forward to the next three years continuing the momentum of the association while collaborating with the Board, staff, and members. While humbled by the legacy of impressive leaders of the past, I will strive to bring Aloha Spirit to my term as part of my approach to leadership.”

“The next three years are an exciting time for the association. Work on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education will continue to be shaped and implemented. The ACRL Strategic Plan is undergoing review in the coming year and will help reinforce current directions and potentially identify new ones. The ACRL 2017 conference during the association’s 77th year will bring together many members to engage in scholarly and applied research. The evolving values and scholarly environment work will require a nimble and responsive association. My sleeves are rolled up and I am ready to do my part!”

“I am excited to have this leadership role and the opportunity to help advance association initiatives that will benefit our members and their libraries. I would like to thank Scott Walter, current C&RL editor and my partner in this election endeavor. As we traveled the standing for service path, we learned so much from all of you. Scott exemplified all who stood for election demonstrating knowledge and expertise. All of the Board candidates’ courage and dedication to service was outstanding. I also offer a huge mahalo to all of you who voted, and to all who agreed to stand for election across the division. Your dedication is inspiring. I look forward to three energizing years and the multiple opportunities to get to know and serve you along the way.”

Herold’s activities in ACRL include serving as a member of the ACRL Board of Directors (2011–15), Communities of Practice Implementation Task Force (2011–13), Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (2013–15), Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee (2009 and 2011), Law and Political Science Section program and award committees (2003–07, 2005–07, and 2010–11), and College Libraries Section’s Library Directors’ Discussion Group (co-convener, 2004–07). Herold additionally served the College Libraries Section as vice-chair/chair/past-chair (2007–11).

Herold’s work with state, regional, and other national associations includes serving as director of the College Library Directors’ Mentor Program (2011–13), chair of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges’ Library Committee (2004–06), member of the ACRL/New England Chapter Conference Program Planning Committee (2003–04), founder and chair of the New Hampshire College and University Council Libraries Committee’s Leadership Mentoring Program (2003–06), and vice-chair/chair of the New Hampshire College and University Council Libraries Committee (2000–01).

She has been honored as a member of the Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Science Honor Society (1993–present) and the Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History (1998–present). Herold received the ALA/READEX/GODORT Catherine J. Reynolds Award (1994) and was a full scholarship recipient for the Ph.D. program for managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College (2007–12).

Her publications include “Capacity Building: Academic Libraries as Campus Partners,” Library Issues, July 2014; coauthor of “Mindful Leadership Defined and Explained,” Advances in Librarianship, 2014; and coauthor of “The Triple Bottom Line: Portable Applications and Best Practices for Sustainability in Academic Libraries,” Focus on Education for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries, 2014.


Vice-President/President-Elect: Irene M. H. Herold (1386); Scott Walter (1065).

ACRL Board

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Lori J. Ostapowicz-Critz (1568); Jack Fritts (674).

Director-at-Large (4-year term): Beth McNeil (1317); Jon E. Cawthorne (980).

Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Helen P. Clements (58); Katie Elson Anderson (41).

Secretary: Carolyn McCallum (53); Spencer Acadia (44).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jill Conte (56); Rui Wang (44).

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kai Alexis Smith (75); Ariel Katarina Turner (43).

Secretary: Megan Christine Lotts (67); Mary Wegmann (45).

Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section (AAMES)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Ruby A. Bell-Gam (47); Write-in candidate (1).

Secretary: Doris Jean Seely (49); Write-in candidate (0).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): David G. Hirsch (50); Write-in candidate (0).

College Libraries Section (CLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Patricia A. Kreitz (514); Write-in candidate (3).

Secretary: Dena Holiman Hutto (327); Inga H. Barnello (182).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jessica Brangiel (275); Kevin Butterfield (234).

Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Michael J. Miller (244); Write-in candidate (3).

Distance Learning Section (DLS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Stefanie Buck (327); Write-in candidate (1).

Secretary/Archivist: Karla J. Aleman (181); Rebecca Hill Renirie (127).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Kristin M. Woodward (163); Rachel E. Cannady (154).

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Kaya Van Beynen (177); Write-in candidate (0).

Secretary: Ericka Arvidson Raber (99); Samantha Ann Godbey (79).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Jill E. Morningstar (115); Chimene Elise Tucker (68).

Instruction Section (IS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jennifer E. Knievel (485); Merinda McLure (412).

Secretary: Lizz Zitron (463); Benjamin Michael Oberdick (391).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Carrie Donovan (677); Sara D. Miller (443); Britt Fagerheim (354).

Literatures in English Section (LES)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Laura Ruth Braunstein (60); Harriett E. Green (50).

Secretary: Jaena Marie Alabi (53); Alex Watson (50).

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Zara Wilkinson (58); Hazel Anne McClure (46).

Law and Political Science Section (LPSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: David Schwieder (82); Write-in candidate (0).

Secretary: Brett Cloyd (54); Mary Kathryn Oberlies (33).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Lynn Marie Thitchener (46); Lori Driver (40).

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: John Henry Overholt (151); Richenda Brim (141).

Secretary: Elizabeth Call (190); Alexander Johnston (88).

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Elizabeth Joffrion (176); Blynne Olivieri (98).

Science and Technology Section (STS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Andrew P. Stuart (149); John Carey (102).

Secretary: Barbara Harvey (140); Jeanne Hoover (103).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Beth Blanton-Kent (130); Rachel Borchardt (117).

Slavic and East European Section (SEES)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Thomas Francis Keenan (32); Write-in candidate (0).

Secretary: Masha Stepanova (31); Write-in candidate (0).

University Libraries Section (ULS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Rebecca Blakiston (592); Nicole Sump-Crethar (315).

Secretary: Nora Dethloff (465); Carrie Elizabeth Moran (423).

Member-at-Large (3-year term): Lisa T. Nickel (490); Tarida Anantachai (428); Kelly Blessinger (421); Donna Michelle Lanclos (276).

Western European Studies Section (WESS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Katie Gibson (54); Molly Poremski (29).

Secretary: Deb Raftus (58); Eileen M. Bentsen (27).

Member-at-Large (1-year term): Marcus Richter (72); Write-in candidate (1).

Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS)

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nina Clements (71); Pamela M. Salela (64).

Secretary: Erica Carlson Nicol (131); Write-in candidate (0).

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Susan Hoang (79); Laura Bonella (53).

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