ARL Announces 2011-2012 Board of Directors
Washington, DC—Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University, began a one-year term as President of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on October 13, 2011, during the ARL Membership Meeting in Washington, DC. He succeeds Carol A. Mandel, Dean of the Division of Libraries, New York University. Mandel continues to serve as a member of both the ARL Board of Directors and the ARL Executive Committee as Past President.
Also on October 13, the membership ratified the Board of Directors’ election of Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota, as ARL Vice President/President-Elect.
Three new Board members were elected by the membership to serve three-year terms: Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida; and Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Continuing elected members of the Board are: Deborah A. Carver, Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries, University of Oregon; Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Director, University Libraries, Ohio State University; Ernie Ingles, Vice-Provost, University of Alberta; Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian, Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University; and Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University.
Also serving on the Board in ex officio capacities are: Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, University of Pennsylvania; James F. Williams II, Dean of Libraries University of Colorado at Boulder; Ann J. Wolpert, Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Charles B. Lowry, Executive Director, ARL.
The Board is the governing body of the Association and represents the interests of ARL member libraries in directing the business of the Association, including establishing operating policies, budgets, and fiscal control; modifying the ARL mission and objectives; and representing ARL to the community.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.