Carol Pitts Diedrichs, vice provost and director of university libraries, the Ohio State University, began a one-year term as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on Thursday, October 10, during the ARL Membership Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. She succeeds Wendy Pradt Lougee, university librarian and McKnight presidential professor, University of Minnesota. Lougee continues to serve as a member of both the ARL Board of Directors and the ARL Executive Committee as past president.
Also on October 10, the ARL membership ratified the Board’s election of Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway university librarian and the vice provost for library affairs at Duke University, as ARL vice president/president-elect.
Three new Board members were elected by the membership to serve three-year terms: Mary Case, university librarian and dean of libraries, University of Illinois at Chicago; Richard E. (Rick) Luce, dean of university libraries, professor and Peggy V. Helmerich chair, and associate vice president for research, Norman Campus, University of Oklahoma Libraries; and Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Continuing elected members of the Board are: Larry Alford, chief librarian, University of Toronto; Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries, Vanderbilt University; Thomas Hickerson, vice provost and university librarian, University of Calgary; Olivia M. A. Madison, professor and dean of the library, Iowa State University; Judith C. Russell, dean of university libraries, University of Florida; and Jay Schafer, director of libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Also serving on the Board in ex officio capacities are: David H. Carlson, dean of university libraries, Sterling C. Evans chair, Texas A&M University; Susan Gibbons, university librarian, Yale University; Brian E. C. Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian, University of California, San Diego; and Elliott Shore, 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.
View a photo roster of the ARL Board of Directors on the ARL website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.