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Committees, Task Forces & Working Groups


Board Committees and Task Forces

Executive Committee, 2018–2019 (charge)

  • Susan Gibbons, ARL President (Yale)
  • Lorraine Haricombe, ARL Vice President/President-Elect (Texas at Austin)
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac, ARL Past President (Rochester)
  • Diane Parr Walker, Treasurer (Notre Dame)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy, ex officio, non-voting (ARL Executive Director)

Finance Committee (charge)

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

Governance Committee (charge)

  • John Culshaw, Chair (Iowa)
    2017–2020
  • Constantia Constantinou (Penn)
    2016–2019
  • Susan Gibbons (Yale)
    2017–2020
  • Catherine Murray-Rust (Georgia Tech)
    2018–2021
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Membership Committee (charge)

  • Adriene Lim, Chair (Maryland)
    2017–2020
  • Lorraine Haricombe (Texas at Austin)
    2016–2021
  • Krisellen Maloney (Rutgers)
    2018–2020
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac (Rochester)
    2016–2019
  • Leslie Weir (Ottawa)
    2016–2019
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)

Association Committees

Advocacy and Public Policy (charge)

  • Kevin Smith, Chair (Kansas)
    2016–2020
  • Kornelia Tancheva, Vice-Chair (Pittsburgh)
    2017–2021
  • Ginny Steel, Past Chair (UCLA)
    2015–2019
  • David Leonard (Boston Public)
    2017–2019
  • Sara Lowman (Rice)
    2018–2020
  • Rebecca Mugridge (Albany)
    2018–2020
  • Susan Parker (British Columbia)
    2018–2020
  • Judy Russell (Florida)
    2017–2019
  • Ann Thornton (Columbia)
    2018–2020
  • Susan Haigh, ex officio (CARL)
  • Board Liaison:
    • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Ryan Clough (ARL)
    • Krista Cox (ARL)

ARL Academy (charge)

  • Simon Neame, Chair (Massachusetts Amherst)
    2016–2020
  • John Pollitz, Vice-Chair (Southern Illinois, Carbondale)
    2017–2021
  • Wendy Lougee, Past Chair (Minnesota)
    2016–2019
  • Alison Armstrong (Ohio State)
    2017–2019
  • Kathy Bradshaw (VCU)
    2018–2020
  • Judy Consales (UCLA)
    2017–2019
  • Trevor Dawes (Delaware)
    2018–2020
  • Kathleen DeLong (Alberta)
    2017–2019
  • James Hilton (Michigan)
    2018–2020
  • Scott Warren (Syracuse)
    2017–2019
  • Board Liaison:
    • Bob Fox (Louisville)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaisons:
    • Beth McNeil, Chair, DEIC (Purdue)
    • Mark A. Puente, DAIC Staff Lead
  • Staff Director:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (charge)

  • Beth McNeil, Chair (Purdue)
    2015–2020
  • Damon Jaggars, Vice-Chair (Ohio State)
    2016–2021
  • Gerald Beasley, Past Chair (Cornell)
    2015–2019
  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower (Howard)
    2018–2020
  • Lisa Carter (Wisconsin)
    2018–2020
  • Mary Case (Illinois, Chicago)
    2018–2020
  • K. Matthew Dames (Boston University)
    2018–2020
  • Lisa German (Houston)
    2017–2019
  • Melissa Just (Saskatchewan)
    2018–2020
  • Joy Kirchner (York)
    2017–2019
  • Paul Wester (NAL)
    2017–2019
  • Board Liaison:
    • Constantia Constantinou (Penn)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mark A. Puente (ARL)

Innovation Lab (charge)

  • Xuemao Wang, Chair (Cincinnati)
    2016–2020
  • Geneva Henry, Vice-Chair (George Washington)
    2017–2021
  • Catherine Murray-Rust, Past Chair (Georgia Tech)
    2016–2019
  • Dale Askey (Alberta)
    2018–2020
  • Pam Hackbart-Dean (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    2018–2020
  • Valerie Hotchkiss (Vanderbilt)
    2018–2020
  • Ryan Litsey (Texas Tech)
    2017–2019
  • Jenn Riley (McGill)
    2017–2019
  • MacKenzie Smith (UC Davis)
    2017–2019
  • Maurice York (Michigan)
    2017–2019
  • Board Liaison:
    • Catherine Murray-Rust (Georgia Tech)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Elizabeth Waraksa (ARL)

Member Engagement and Outreach (charge)

  • David Banush, Chair (Tulane)
    2016–2020
  • Lorelei Tanji, Vice-Chair (UC Irvine)
    2017–2021
  • Joe Lucia, Past Chair (Temple)
    2015–2019
  • Ann Campion Riley (Missouri)
    2017–2019
  • Alberta Comer (Utah)
    2018–2020
  • Yolanda Cooper (Emory)
    2017–2019
  • Bella Gerlich (Texas Tech)
    2018–2020
  • Kurt Graham (NARA)
    2018–2020
  • Sue Mehrer (Dartmouth)
    2018–2020
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
    2018–2020
  • Catherine Steeves (Western)
    2018–2020
  • Susan Gibbons, ex officio (ARL President, Yale)
    2018–2019
  • Board Liaison:
    • Leslie Weir (Ottawa)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Program Strategy (charge)

  • Mary Lee Kennedy, Chair (ARL)
  • David Banush, Member Engagement and Outreach (Tulane)
  • David Carlson, Research Communication and Collections (Texas A&M)
  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Research and Analytics (UC Riverside)
  • Beth McNeil, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Purdue)
  • Simon Neame, ARL Academy (Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Kevin Smith, Advocacy and Public Policy (Kansas)
  • Xuemao Wang, Innovation (Cincinnati)

Research and Analytics (charge)

  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Chair (UC Riverside)
    2017–2020
  • Don Gilstrap, Vice-Chair (Alabama)
    2016–2021
  • Stanley Wilder, Past Chair (Louisiana State)
    2016–2019
  • Nisa Bakkalbasi (Columbia)
    2017–2019
  • Jennie Gerke (Colorado)
    2018–2020
  • Emily Guhde (Georgetown)
    2017–2019
  • Brian Keith (Florida)
    2017–2019
  • Liz Mengel (Johns Hopkins)
    2018–2020
  • Beth Namachchivaya (Waterloo)
    2018–2020
  • Joe Salem (Michigan State)
    2018–2020
  • Denise Stephens (WUSTL)
    2018–2020
  • Board Liaison:
    • Jennifer Paustenbaugh (Brigham Young)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Scholars and Scholarship (charge)

  • David Carlson, Chair (Texas A&M)
  • Kristin Antelman, Vice-Chair (UCSB)
  • Gwen Bird (SFU)
  • Austin Booth (NYU)
  • Barbara Dewey (Penn State)
  • Chuck Eckman (Miami)
  • Joy Kirchner (York)
  • Krisellen Maloney (Rutgers)
  • Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern)
  • Greg Raschke (NCSU)
  • Jeff MacKie-Mason (UC Berkeley)
  • Elaine Westbrooks (UNC)
  • Board Liaison:
    • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Judy Ruttenberg

Advisory Groups and Working Groups

These “action groups” work on specific projects and programs of the Association. They are ongoing or temporary as appropriate.

Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group (charge)

  • John Wilkin, Chair (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Leigh Bonds (Ohio State)
  • Jenni Borroughs (Minnesota)
  • Stefan Elnabli (UC San Diego)
  • Erin Rose Glass (UC San Diego)
  • Kim Hoffman (Rochester)
  • Damon Jaggars (Ohio State)
  • Anna Kijas (Boston College)
  • Wendy Lougee (Minnesota)
  • Mary Ann Mavrinac (Rochester)
  • Sarah Melton (Boston College)
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
  • Megan Ozeran (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Josh Sadvari (Ohio State)
  • Emily Sherwood (Rochester)
  • Daniel Tracy (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Thomas Wall (Boston College)
  • Benjamin Wiggins (Minnesota)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group

  • Laurie Allen (UPenn)
  • Kim Anderson (Iowa State)
  • Thomas Padilla (Nevada, Las Vegas)
  • Yasmeen Shorish (James Madison)
  • Sarah Shreeves (Arizona)
  • Jennifer Vinopal (Ohio State)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mark A. Puente (ARL)

Kaleidoscope (formerly IRDW) Working Group

  • Nicole Cooke (Illinois)
  • Maria Estorino (UNC–Chapel Hill)
  • Jennifer Garrett (North Carolina State)
  • Bergis Jules (California, Riverside)
  • Elliot Polak (Wayne State)
  • Jennifer Vinopal (Ohio State)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison:
    • Lisa Carter (Wisconsin)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mark A. Puente (ARL)

Leadership Fellows Advisory Group (charge)

  • John Culshaw (Iowa)
  • Trevor Dawes (Delaware)
  • Geneva Henry (George Washington)
  • John Lehner (Houston)
  • Adriene Lim (Maryland)
  • Judy Russell (Florida)
  • Ann Thornton (Columbia)
  • Martha Whitehead (Harvard)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Salary Survey Task Force (charge)

  • Joe Salem, Chair (Michigan State)
  • Myriam Dupont (Laval)
  • Brian Keith (Florida)
  • Dorothy Mackendrick (Tulane)
  • Carisa Polischuk (Saskatchewan)
  • Stanley Wilder (Louisiana State)
  • Visiting Program Officer:
    • Sarah Murphy (Ohio State)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)
    • Shaneka Morris (ARL)

Joint Initiatives

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
  • P. Toby Graham (Georgia), representing ARL
    2017–2020
  • 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
  • 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 (Michican)
  • 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/ARL Joint Advisory Task Force on IPEDS Academic Libraries Component Definitions, 2016–2019

  • Robert Dugan, Co-Chair (ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; West Florida)
  • Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Co-Chair (Past Chair, ARL Assessment Committee; Brigham Young)
  • Stephen Bosch (Arizona)
  • Joyce Chapman (Duke)
  • Christopher Cody (NCES, Academic Libraries Survey)
  • Theresa A. Fishel (Macalester)
  • Steve Hiller (Washington)
  • Marilyn K. Moody (Portland State)
  • Shaneka Morris (ARL)
  • Mary Jane Petrowski (ACRL)
  • Patricia Profeta (Indian River State)
  • Kathy Rosa (ALA)

Affiliates