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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)
  • Susan Gibbons, ARL Past President (Yale)
  • Diane Parr Walker, Treasurer (Notre Dame)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy, ex officio, non-voting (ARL Executive Director)

Audit Committee

  • Bob Fox (Louisville)
    2018–2021
  • Jennifer Paustenbaugh (Brigham Young)
    2018–2021
  • Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern)
    2019–2022
  • Staff Lead:
    • Gary Roebuck (ARL)

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)

  • Catherine Murray-Rust, Chair (Georgia Tech)
    2018–2021
  • John Culshaw (Iowa)
    2017–2022
  • K. Matthew Dames (Boston)
    2019–2022
  • Susan Gibbons (Yale)
    2017–2020
  • 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)

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 Lead:
    • Ryan Clough (ARL)

ARL Academy (charge)

  • Simon Neame, Chair (Massachusetts Amherst)
    2016–2020
  • Gale Etschmaier, Vice-Chair (Florida State)
    2017–2022
  • 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 Liaisons:
    • Damon Jaggars, Chair, DEIC (Ohio State)
    • Mark A. Puente, DEIC Staff Lead
  • Staff Director:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (charge)

  • Damon Jaggars, Chair (Ohio State)
    2016–2020
  • Lisa Carter, Vice-Chair (Wisconsin)
    2018–2021
  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower (Howard)
    2018–2021
  • Mary Case (Illinois, Chicago)
    2018–2021
  • Lisa German (Houston)
    2017–2020
  • Melissa Just (Saskatchewan)
    2018–2021
  • Joy Kirchner (York)
    2017–2020
  • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
    2019–2022
  • Martha Whitehead (Harvard)
    2019–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Mark A. Puente (ARL)

Innovation Lab (charge)

  • Geneva Henry, Chair (George Washington)
    2017–2020
  • MacKenzie Smith, Vice-Chair (UC Davis)
    2017–2021
  • Dale Askey (Alberta)
    2018–2021
  • Ken Burhanna (Kent State)
    2019–2022
  • Pam Hackbart-Dean (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    2018–2021
  • Valerie Hotchkiss (Vanderbilt)
    2018–2021
  • Ryan Litsey (Texas Tech)
    2017–2020
  • Maurice York (Michigan)
    2017–2020
  • Gary White (Maryland)
    2019–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Catherine Murray-Rust (Georgia Tech)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Elizabeth Waraksa (ARL)

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
  • Kurt Graham (NARA)
    2018–2021
  • Anne Langley (Connecticut)
    2019–2022
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
    2018–2021
  • Lisa O’Hara (Manitoba)
    2019–2022
  • John Ulmschneider (VCU)
    2019–2022
  • Evviva Weinraub (Buffalo)
    2019–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Lorraine Haricombe, ex officio (ARL President, Texas at Austin)
  • Staff Lead:
    • Sue Baughman (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)
  • Geneva Henry, Innovation (George Washington)

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:
    • Sue Baughman (ARL)

Scholars and Scholarship (charge)

  • David Carlson, Chair (Texas A&M)
    2019–2022
  • Kristin Antelman, Vice-Chair (UCSB)
    2019–2024
  • Gwen Bird (SFU)
    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 and Working Groups

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

Digital Content Task Force (charge)

  • Lisa German (Houston)
  • 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 Ruttenburg (ARL)
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL)

Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group (charge)

  • John Wilkin, Chair (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Leigh Bonds (Ohio State)
  • Jennie Burroughs (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 (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/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)

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