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Committees, Task Forces & Working Groups


Board Committees and Task Forces

Executive Committee, 2019–2020 (charge)

  • Lorraine Haricombe, ARL President (Texas at Austin)
  • John Culshaw, ARL Vice President/President-Elect (Iowa)
  • Adriene Lim, ARL Past President (Maryland)
  • Diane Parr Walker, Treasurer (Notre Dame)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy, ex officio, non-voting (ARL Executive Director)

Audit Committee (charge)

  • Sarah Pritchard, Chair (Northwestern)
    2019–2022
  • Bob Fox (Louisville)
    2018–2021
  • Staff Lead:
    • Gary Roebuck (ARL)

Finance Committee (charge)

  • Diane Parr Walker, Chair (Notre Dame)
    2016–2021
  • Trevor Dawes (Delaware)
    2020
  • Bob Fox (Louisville)
    2018–2021
  • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
    2017–2020
  • Staff Lead:
    • Gary Roebuck (ARL)

Governance Committee (charge)

  • K. Matthew Dames, Chair (Boston)
    2018–2021
  • John Culshaw (Iowa)
    2017–2022
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac (Rochester)
    2020
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Membership Committee (charge)

  • Adriene Lim, Chair (Maryland)
    2017–2020
  • Lorraine Haricombe (Texas at Austin)
    2016–2021
  • Joe Lucia (Temple)
    2019–2022
  • Krisellen Maloney (Rutgers)
    2018–2020
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)

Plan Ahead Task Force (charge)

  • Mary Lee Kennedy, Chair (ARL)
  • Sue Baughman (ARL)
  • David Carlson, Program Strategy Committee (Texas A&M)
  • John Culshaw, ARL Board (Iowa)
  • Vivian Lewis, ARL Board (McMaster)
  • Joe Lucia, ARL Board (Temple)
  • Gary Roebuck (ARL)
  • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)
  • Kornelia Tancheva, Program Strategy Committee (Pittsburgh)

Task Force on Structural Equity and Inclusion (charge)

  • K. Matthew Dames, Chair, Governance Committee (Boston)
  • Jon Cawthorne, Member Engagement and Outreach (Wayne State)
  • John Culshaw, ARL Vice President (Iowa)
  • Keith Earley (The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc)
  • Judith Katz (The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc)
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac, Board Member (Rochester)
  • Melissa Núñez (The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc)
  • Martha Whitehead, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Harvard)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Jessica Andrade (ARL)

Association Committees

Advocacy and Public Policy (charge)

  • Kornelia Tancheva, Chair (Pittsburgh)
    2017–2021
  • Susan Parker, Vice-Chair (British Columbia)
    2018–2022
  • Kevin Smith, Past Chair (Kansas)
    2016–2020
  • Gerald Beasley (Cornell)
    2019–2022
  • Toby Graham (Georgia)
    2019–2022
  • David Leonard (Boston Public)
    2017–2020
  • Sara Lowman (Rice)
    2018–2021
  • Rebecca Mugridge (Albany)
    2018–2021
  • Judy Russell (Florida)
    2017–2020
  • Claire Stewart (Nebraska)
    2019–2022
  • Ann Thornton (Columbia)
    2018–2021
  • Susan Haigh, ex officio (CARL)
  • Board Liaison:
    • John Culshaw (Iowa)
  • Staff Leads:
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)
    • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)

ARL Academy (charge)

  • Simon Neame, Chair (Massachusetts Amherst)
    2016–2020
  • Gale Etschmaier, Vice-Chair (Florida State)
    2019–2022
  • Alison Armstrong (Ohio State)
    2017–2020
  • Kathy Bradshaw (VCU)
    2018–2021
  • Trevor Dawes (Delaware)
    2018–2021
  • Kathleen DeLong (Alberta)
    2017–2020
  • Carmelita Pickett (Virginia)
    2019–2022
  • Jennifer Taxman (Dartmouth)
    2019–2022
  • Scott Warren (Syracuse)
    2017–2020
  • Board Liaison:
    • K. Matthew Dames (Boston)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison:
    • Damon Jaggars, Chair, DEIC (Ohio State)
  • Staff Director:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (charge)

  • Damon Jaggars, Chair (Ohio State)
    2016–2021
  • Lisa Carter, Vice-Chair (Wisconsin)
    2018–2022
  • Beth McNeil, Past Chair (Purdue)
    2015–2020
  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower (Howard)
    2018–2021
  • Talia Chung (Ottawa)
    2020
  • Lisa German (Minnesota)
    2017–2020
  • Kurt Graham (NARA)
    2020
  • Joy Kirchner (York)
    2017–2020
  • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
    2019–2022
  • Martha Whitehead (Harvard)
    2019–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)

Member Engagement and Outreach (charge)

  • Lorelei Tanji, Chair (UC Irvine)
    2017–2021
  • Catherine Steeves, Vice-Chair (Western)
    2018–2022
  • David Banush, Past Chair (Tulane)
    2016–2020
  • Jon Cawthorne (Wayne State)
    2019–2022
  • Alberta Comer (Utah)
    2018–2021
  • Anne Langley (Connecticut)
    2019–2022
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
    2018–2021
  • Lisa O’Hara (Manitoba)
    2019–2022
  • Evviva Weinraub (Buffalo)
    2019–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Lorraine Haricombe, ex officio (ARL President, Texas at Austin)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Jessica Andrade (ARL)

Program Strategy (charge)

  • Mary Lee Kennedy, Chair (ARL)
  • Lorelei Tanji, Member Engagement and Outreach (UC Irvine)
  • David Carlson, Scholars and Scholarship (Texas A&M)
  • Don Gilstrap, Research and Analytics (Alabama)
  • Damon Jaggars, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Ohio State)
  • Simon Neame, ARL Academy (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Kornelia Tancheva, Advocacy and Public Policy (Pittsburgh)

Research and Analytics (charge)

  • Don Gilstrap, Chair (Alabama)
    2016–2021
  • Beth Namachchivaya, Vice-Chair (Waterloo)
    2018–2022
  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Past Chair (UC Riverside)
    2017–2020
  • Jennie Gerke (Colorado)
    2018–2021
  • Emily Guhde (Georgetown)
    2017–2020
  • Arnold Hirshon (Case Western)
    2019–2022
  • Brian Keith (Florida)
    2017–2020
  • Liz Mengel (Johns Hopkins)
    2018–2021
  • Caroline Muglia (Southern California)
    2019–2022
  • Joe Salem (Michigan State)
    2018–2021
  • Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins (Saskatchewan)
    2019–2022
  • Denise Stephens (WUSTL)
    2018–2021
  • Board Liaison:
    • Joe Lucia (Temple)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Kevin Borden (ARL)

Scholars and Scholarship (charge)

  • David Carlson, Chair (Texas A&M)
    2019–2022
  • Kristin Antelman, Vice-Chair (UCSB)
    2019–2024
  • Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser)
    2019–2021
  • Austin Booth (NYU)
    2019–2021
  • Barbara Dewey (Penn State)
    2019–2021
  • Chuck Eckman (Miami)
    2019–2021
  • Krisellen Maloney (Rutgers)
    2019–2021
  • Greg Raschke (NCSU)
    2019–2021
  • Jeff MacKie-Mason (UC Berkeley)
    2019–2021
  • Elaine Westbrooks (UNC)
    2019–2021
  • Board Liaison:
    • Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Judy Ruttenberg

Advisory Groups, Task Forces, and Working Groups

Task Forces have a specific charge for a defined period of time. Advisory Groups and Working Groups have a specific charge and may be ongoing.

Academy Leadership Research Project Task Force (charge)

  • Gale Etschmaier, Co-Chair (Florida State)
  • Simon Neame, Co-Chair (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Alison Armstrong (Ohio State)
  • Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser)
  • Denise Stephens (WUSTL)
  • Jennifer Taxman (Dartmouth)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Code of Conduct Task Force (charge)

  • Vivian Lewis, Chair (McMaster)
    Board Liaison
  • Karen Estlund (Colorado State)
    ARL member representative
  • Christina Gola (Houston)
    Leadership Fellows representative
  • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee representative
  • John Ulmschneider (VCU)
    Member Engagement and Outreach Committee representative
  • Staff Lead:
    • Gary Roebuck (ARL)

Digital Content Task Force (charge)

  • Lisa German (Minnesota)
  • Kurt Graham (NARA)
  • David Leonard (Boston Public)
  • Kevin Smith (Kansas), ARL representative to ALA Joint Working Group on Digital Content
  • John Unsworth (Virginia)
  • Staff Leads:
    • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)

Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group (charge)

  • John Wilkin, Chair (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Leigh Bonds (Ohio State)
  • Austin Booth (New York)
  • Jay Brodeur (McMaster)
  • Jennie Burroughs (Minnesota)
  • Fred Carey (Colorado at Boulder)
  • Zach Coble (New York)
  • Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Colordao)
  • Stefan Elnabli (UC San Diego)
  • Damon Jaggars (Ohio State)
  • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Lisa German (Minnesota)
  • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
  • Amanda Montague (McMaster)
  • Megan Ozeran (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Alex Provo (New York)
  • Josh Sadvari (Ohio State)
  • Daniel Tracy (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Benjamin Wiggins (Minnesota)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Kaleidoscope (formerly IRDW) Advisory Group (charge)

  • Jesus Espinoza (Michigan)
  • Maria Estorino (UNC–Chapel Hill)
  • Jennifer Garrett (North Carolina State)
  • Ebony Magnus (Simon Fraser)
  • Erik Ponder (Michigan State)
  • Jennifer Vinopal (Ohio State)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison:
    • Lisa Carter (Wisconsin)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mira Swearer (ARL)

Leadership Fellows Advisory Group

Roster and charge to come. Apologies for any confusion. The Leadership Fellows Advisory Group is currently being formed.

ARL/CARL Joint Task Force on Research Data Services (charge)

  • Martha Whitehead, Chair (Harvard)
  • Dale Askey (Alberta)
  • Donna Bourne-Tyson (Dalhousie)
  • Karen Estlund (Colorado State)
  • Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Claire Stewart (Nebraska)
  • Kornelia Tancheva (Pittsburgh)
  • Tyler Walters (Virginia Tech)
  • Staff Leads:
    • Jenny Muilenburg, VPO (ARL)
    • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)

ARL/CARL Joint Task Force on Research Data Services Working Groups

  • Ibrahim Ali (UCLA)
  • Thea Atwood (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Jonathan Cain (Oregon)
  • Jake Carlson (Michigan)
  • Marcel Fortin (Toronto)
  • Jimmy Ghaphery (VCU)
  • Wind Knowles (Princeton)
  • Amy Koshoffer (Cincinnati)
  • Greg Janee (UCSB)
  • Lisa Johnston (Minnesota)
  • Wendy Kozlowski (Cornell)
  • Sherry Lake (Virginia)
  • Tim McGeary (Duke)
  • Andi Ogier (Virginia Tech)
  • Plato Smith (Florida)
  • John Watts (Texas A&M)

Joint Initiatives

Association of College & Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, and the Public Library Association Task Force on Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework

(See more information about the Task Force.)

  • Jennifer Garrett, co-convener (North Carolina State)
  • Marcela Y. Isuster, co-convener (McGill)
  • Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi)
  • Kristyn Caragher (Illinois at Chicago)
  • Jay Dela Cruz (Queens Public Library)
  • Andrew Harbison (The Seattle Public Library)
  • Beatriz Hardy (Salisbury)
  • Lars Klint (Harvard)
  • Pamela McCarter (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library)
  • Teresa Helena Moreno (Illinois at Chicago)
  • Cecilia Salvatore (Dominican)
  • Facilitator:
    • Katherine Skinner (Educopia Institute)
  • Organizational support:
    • Scott Allen (Public Library Association)
    • Kristin Lahurd (Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)
    • Allison Payne (Association of College & Research Libraries)
    • Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)
    • Mark A. Puente (ARL)

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee

(See more information about the Steering Committee.)

  • Kristin Antelman (UC Santa Barbara), representing ARL
    2019–2022
  • Daniel Cohen (Northeastern), at large
    2019–2020
  • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL) ex officio
  • Clifford A. Lynch (CNI) ex officio
  • Beth Sandore Namachchivaya (Waterloo), representing ARL
    2018–2021
  • John O’Brien (EDUCAUSE) ex officio
  • Sharon P. Pitt (Delaware), representing EDUCAUSE
    2018–2021
  • Jenn Stringer (UC Berkeley), representing EDUCAUSE
    2017–2020
  • Ann Thornton (Columbia), representing ARL 2020–2023
  • Donald J. Waters (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), at large
    2019–2020

AAU/ARL/AUPresses TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) Initiative Advisory Board

(See more information about this initiative.)

  • Karen Hanson (Minnesota)
  • James Hilton (Michigan)
  • Deborah Jakubs (Duke)
  • Damon Jaggars (Ohio State)
  • Mark Kamlet (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Barbara Kline Pope (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • Eric van Rijn (University of California)
  • Ginny Steel (UCLA)
  • Charles Watkinson (Michigan)
  • Staff Liaisons:
    • Jessica Sebeok (AAU)
    • Peter Berkery (AUPresses)
    • Brenna McLaughlin (AUPresses)
    • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)

ACRL/ALA/ARL Joint Advisory Task Force on IPEDS Academic Libraries Component Definitions, 2019–2022 (charge)

  • Robert Dugan, Co-Chair (West Florida)
  • Erik Mitchell, Co-Chair (UC San Diego)
  • Christopher Cody (Academic Libraries Survey, NCES)
  • Adrian K. Ho (ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey Editorial Board, Kentucky)
  • Jeff Kosokoff (Duke)
  • Kenneth Peterson (Dartmouth)
  • Tabatha Pursley (Florida)
  • Peggy Seiden (Swarthmore)
  • Matthew C. Shaw (ALA Research and Statistics Committee, Ball State)
  • Cynthia K. Steinhoff (Anne Arundel Community College)
  • Staff Liaisons:
    • Kevin Borden (ARL)
    • Mary Jane Petrowski (ACRL)

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