ACRL candidates for 2017: A look at who’s running

José Aguiñaga

José Aguiñaga is library faculty/archives coordinator at Glendale Community College (Arizona), a position he has held since 2005. Prior to this, Aguiñaga served as social sciences librarian at California State University-Long Beach (2001–05), as liaison librarian at Arizona State University West Campus (1999–2001), and as social sciences librarian and interim library personnel coordinator at the University of Houston (1994–97).

During his 22-year membership with ACRL, he has served on the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee (2013–14), the ACRL Appointments Committee (2013–14), and the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Committee (2013–15). He currently serves as the ACRL liaison to the American Association of Community Colleges (2015–18) and served as a member of the ACRL Representatives Assembly (2012–13), and the ACRL Standards Committee (2007–09). His roles within ACRL sections include serving as CJCLS chair (2013–14), vice-chair (2012–13) and past-chair (2014–15), and as a member and chair of the CJCLS Awards Committee (2008–10). He also served on the ACRL/ANSS Resource Review and Bibliography Committee (2003–05). He was a councilor-at-large on the ALA Council (2004–07), a member of the ALA Committee on Accreditation/External Review Panel (2011, 2014–15), and a member of the ALA Nominating Committee (2016). He is currently serving as chair of the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification Review Committee (2016–17) and also served as a member (2015–16). He served as a member-at-large on the LLAMA Human Resources Section Executive Committee (2001–03) and on the LLAMA Nominating Committee (2003). He was chair of the REFORMA Scholarship Committee (2002–05), and served as vice-chair and chair of the RUSA Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group (2002–04).

Aguiñaga’s work with state, regional, and other national associations includes serving as commissioner of the American Association of Community Colleges, Research and Emerging Trends Commission (2015–17), as a member of the Arizona Library Association (2006–present), as a member of the Arizona State Archives Arizona Memory Project/Glendale Community College (2014–present), and as a member of the California Academic and Research Library Association (2001–05). He served as the Glendale Community College Faculty Senate president (2014–16) and past-president (2016–17), and as a member of the Houston Area Research Libraries Consortium, Human Resources Management Committee (1996–97). Within the Texas Library Association, he served on the Annual Conference-Houston, Internet Room Subcommittee (1996), the Texas-Mexico Relations Subcommittee (1994–96), and was chair of the Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Round Table Bylaws Committee (1995–97).

Aguiñaga was an ALA Emerging Leader (1997), and participated in both the ARL Leadership Career Development Program (2001) and the Western Archives Institute Program (2016). He was honored as a National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Fellow (2014), and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, Phi Beta Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

His publications include coauthorship of “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); “Impacts of Latino Culture on the Leadership Styles of Latino Community College Administrators,” ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (2012); and “International Perspective-View of the Concept of Diversity in Other Countries,” Journal of Library Administration, Haworth Press, Volume 27, Number 1/2 (1999).

Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley is the associate dean/library director at the University of Washington Tacoma Libraries, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to this, Pressley served as director of learning environments at Virginia Tech (2014–15), associate director of learning and outreach at Virginia Tech (2013–14), and head of instruction at Wake Forest University (2011–13).

During her 13-year membership with ACRL, she has served on the Value of Academic Libraries Committee (2016–present), on the ACRL Conference Cyber Zed Shed Committee (2009–11), and on the DLS Program Planning Committee (2010–12). She has also served on the WGSS Instruction Committee (2005–09), and as the WGSS Core Books editor (2007–08). Pressley currently serves as a councilor-at-large on the ALA Council (2010–present) and as a member of the ALA Resolutions Committee (2013–present). Previously, she served on the ALA Presidential Advisory Committee (2013–14), the Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media Committee (2008–11), the Emerging Leaders Subcommittee (2009–10), and the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (2005–09).

Her work in LITA includes serving as a LITA Emerging Leader (2008), as LITA Committee Chairs coordinator (2014–16), as LITA director-at-large (2011–14), as a member of the LITA Forum Steering Committee (2012–13), and the LITA Budget Review Committee (2012–13). She was a mentor for both the Emerging Leaders Project I: LITA Leadership Development Tools (2013) and the Emerging Leaders Project P: LITA Web Tools (2010). Pressley served as a member of the LITA Web Coordinating Committee (2009–11), the LITA Change Task Force (2009), the LITA Electronic Participation Implementation Task Force (2009), the LITA Program Planning Committee Program Process Task Force (2009) and was a blogger (2006–08). She was cochair of the LITA Distance Learning Interest Group (2007–08), and also served as chair (2008–10).

Pressley’s work with state, regional, and other national associations includes serving on the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project Advisory Board (2010–13), as a founding cochair (2014–16) and advisory board member (2016–present) of Library Pipeline, as secretary/treasurer for the North Carolina Library Association’s Technology and Trends Round Table (2008–09), and cofounder of the NC-Library Instructional Technology Group (2008).

Pressley is a member of Beta Phi Mu, and was a participant in the University of California-Los Angeles’s Senior Fellows executive leadership program (2014). She was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, School of Education, (2011) and was a Library Journal Mover & Shaker (2009). She received an ACRL 2009 scholarship and attended the NCLA Leadership Institute (2008).

Her publications include coauthorship of “Evolution of Liaison Librarians” in SPEC Kit, ARL (2015); coauthorship of “Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits in the Academic Library,” in Pete McDonnell, ed., The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning, Chandos Publishing (2016); and coauthorship of “Manager, Librarian and Web Developer: How a Multidisciplinary Team ReImagined LibApps,” in Aaron Dobbs and Ryan Sittler, eds., Integrating LibGuides into Library Websites, Rowman & Littlefield (2009).

ACRL Board of Directors

Vice-president/President-elect: José Aguiñaga, Library Faculty/Archives Coordinator, Glendale Community College (Arizona); Lauren Pressley, Associate Dean/Library Director, University of Washington Tacoma Libraries.

Director-at-Large: Erin Tieman Smith, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Westminster College; Kelly Jacobsma, Genevra Thome Begg Dean of Libraries, Hope College.

Director-at-Large: Annemarie Roscello, Information Literacy Program Facilitator and Associate Professor, Bergen Community College; Jeanne R. Davidson, Head of Public Services, South Dakota State University.

Anthropology and Sociology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Katie Elson Anderson, Sociology Liaison/Interim Library Director, Rutgers University-Camden; Carolyn Jones McCallum, Cataloging Librarian for Nonprint Resources and Anthropology Liaison, Wake Forest University.

Secretary: Jill Conte, Librarian for Sociology, Psychology, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, New York University; Erin Pappas, Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Virginia.

Member-at-Large: Ruth Baker, Assistant Professor/Library Faculty, Georgia Southern University; Susan Silver, Social Sciences Librarian, University of South Florida-Tampa.

Arts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Yvette Cortes, Fine Arts Librarian, Skidmore College.

Secretary: Mallory Sajewski, Music Librarian/Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University.

College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Dena Hutto, Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian, Reed College; Becky Albitz, Director, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College.

Secretary: Inga H. Barnello, Collections and Resource Sharing Librarian, Le Moyne College; Carrie Wade, Library Director, Graceland University.

Member-at-Large: Meggan A. Houlihan, First-Year Experience and Instruction Librarian, New York University Abu Dhabi; Jonathan Hoyt Harwell, Head of Collections and Systems, Rollins College.

Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Peter Hepburn, Head Librarian, College of the Canyons; Stephanie Tolson, Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support, St. Charles Community College.

Distance Learning Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Wilsonville Campus Librarian, Oregon Institute of Technology; Kristin M. Woodward, Online Programs and Instructional Design Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Secretary/Archivist: Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University; Michael Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, Indiana University.

Member-at-Large: Laureen P. Cantwell, Reference and Distance Services Librarian, Colorado Mesa University; Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian, Kansas State University.

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Jill E. Morningstar, Education, Psychology, and Children’s Literature Librarian, Michigan State University.

Secretary: Alex R. Hodges, Associate Director, Instruction and Research Services, and Education/Curriculum Materials Librarian, American University; Samantha Ann Godbey, Education Librarian, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Member-at-Large: Cassandra Kvenild, Head, Learning Resource Center, University of Wyoming; Jeffrey A. Knapp, Larry & Ellen Foster Communications Librarian, Penn State University; Elena M. Soltau, Assistant Director of Reference, Nova Southeastern University

Instruction Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Meghan Sitar, Director of Connected Scholarship, University of Michigan; Carolyn Radcliff, Chair of Public Services, Chapman University.

Secretary: Lauren Wahman, Instruction Program Coordinator, Associate Senior Librarian, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College; Andrea P. Baer, Instructional Services Librarian, University of West Georgia.

Member-at-Large: Carrie L. Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, University of Denver; Russell Hall, Reference Librarian, Penn State Behrend Campus; Anne C. Behler, Information Literacy Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, Penn State University.

Literatures in English Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: David D. Oberhelman, Professor/W. P. Wood Professor of Library Service, Research and Learning Services Division, Oklahoma State University; Christine Ruotolo, Director of Arts and Humanities, University of Virginia Library.

Secretary: Priscilla Finley, Humanities Librarian, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Alex Watson, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Mississippi.

Member-at-Large: Abby Janine Scheel, Humanities Librarian, Florida State University; Erin Vonnahme, Humanities Librarian, Miami University.

Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Brett Cloyd, Research and Government Information Librarian, University of Iowa; Elizabeth White, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia.

Secretary: Mary Kathryn Oberlies, Conflict and Peace Studies Librarian, George Mason University.

Member-at-Large: Erin Ackerman, Social Sciences Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Aislinn Sotelo, Director of Metadata Services, University of California-San Diego Library; Shannon K. Supple, Head of Reference and Research Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley.

Secretary: Melanie J. Meyers, Senior Manager for Reference and Outreach, The Center for Jewish History; E. Haven Hawley, Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections Department, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Member-at-Large: Martha M. Lawler, Principal Cataloger, James Smith Noel Collection, Louisiana State University; Elizabeth Call, Public Services Librarian, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University Libraries.

Science and Technology Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: John Meier, Science Librarian, Penn State University Libraries; Margaret Mellinger, Director, Emerging Technologies and Services, Oregon State University Libraries.

Secretary: Hannah Gascho Rempel, Science Librarian and Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Oregon State University; Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, The Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer Science Librarian, University of Oregon.

Member-at-Large: Kelli Jean Trei, Biosciences Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sara Russell Gonzalez, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Visualization Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida.

Slavic and Eastern European Section

Secretary: Maira Bundza, ScholarWorks Librarian, Western Michigan University.

University Libraries Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Nicole Sump-Crethar, Associate Professor, Head of Digital Resources and Discovery Services, Oklahoma State University; Kerry Creelman, Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach, University of Houston.

Secretary: Michelle Demeter, Distance and Outreach Coordinator, Florida State University; Emily Frigo, First Year Initiatives Coordinator, Grand Valley State University.

Member-at-Large: Ryan Litsey, Associate Professor/Librarian, Texas Tech University Libraries; Nancy E. Garmer, Acting Assistant Dean of User Experience and Learning, Florida Institute of Technology, Bruce Henson, Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services, Georgia Institute of Technology Library.

Western European Studies Section

Member-at-Large: Diana Brooking, Cataloging and Germanics Librarian, University of Washington; Paula Mae Carns, Head, Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Women and Gender Studies Section

Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Pamela M. Salela, Instructional Services Librarian/Associate Professor, University of Illinois-Springfield.

Secretary: Susan Hoang, Librarian, Santa Ana College.

Member-at-Large: Kimberly L. Clarke, Associate Librarian, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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