Interview: “Getting to Know Andrew K. Pace, ARL’s New Executive Director”
From an Interview by Kaylyn Groves and Andrew Pace:
Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) welcomes Andrew K. Pace as our executive director.
The interview (about 460 words) consists of five questions and responses. Here’s one of them.
What is your vision for ARL?
Andrew Pace: I think it’s the primary role of an association leader to adequately match the resources and capabilities of the staff and membership with the strategic direction of the Board of Directors. If I can leverage my own knowledge, skills, and network to enhance that role, I certainly will. Libraries and their parent institutions are facing nearly unprecedented challenges, so I’d like to use ARL to amplify their voice and to make a whole that is larger than the sum of its parts. My vision for ARL is not radically new. It’s about transparently communicating the value of membership, being equipped to take on new challenges as libraries face them, and simultaneously maintaining operational excellence as an organization.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.