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Committees, Task Forces & Working Groups


Board Committees and Task Forces

Executive Committee, 2021–2022 (charge)

  • K. Matthew Dames, ARL President (Notre Dame)
  • Susan Parker, ARL Vice President/President-Elect (British Columbia)
  • John Culshaw, ARL Past President  (Iowa)
  • Bob Fox, ARL Treasurer (Louisville)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy, ex officio, non-voting (ARL Executive Director)

Audit Committee (charge)

  • Sarah Pritchard, Chair (Northwestern)
    2019–2022
  • Jon Cawthorne (Wayne State)
    2021–2024
  • Lorelei Tanji (UC Irvine)
    2021–2024
  • Staff Lead:

Code of Conduct Committee (charge)

  • John Culshaw (Iowa)
    2021–2022

Finance Committee (charge)

  • Bob Fox, ARL Treasurer (Louisville)
    2018–2024
  • Jon Cawthorne (Wayne State)
    2021–2024
  • Trevor A. Dawes (Delaware)
    2020–2023
  • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
    2020–2023
  • Staff Lead:

Governance Committee (charge)

  • Robert McDonald, Chair (Colorado at Boulder)
    2020–2023
  • John Culshaw (Iowa)
    2017–2022
  • Melissa Just (Saskatchewan)
    2021–2024
  • Lorelei Tanji (UC Irvine)
    2021–2024
  • Staff Lead:

Membership Committee (charge)

  • Joe Lucia, Chair (Temple)
    2019–2022
  • Trevor A. Dawes (Delaware)
    2020–2023
  • Lisa O’Hara (Manitoba)
    2021–2024
  • Constantia Constantinou (member-at-large) (University of Pennsylvania)
    2021–2024
  • Susan Parker (British Columbia)
    2020–2026
  • Staff Lead:

Nominating Committee

  • John Culshaw, Chair (Iowa)
    2021–2022

Task Force on Structural Equity and Inclusion (charge)

  • K. Matthew Dames, Chair, ARL President (Notre Dame)
  • Jon Cawthorne, Member Engagement and Outreach (Wayne State)
  • John Culshaw, ARL Past 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:

Task Force on Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles (charge)

  • Roster Forthcoming

Association Committees

Advocacy and Public Policy (charge)

  • Claire Stewart, Chair (Nebraska)
    2019–2022
  • Ann Thornton, Vice-Chair (Columbia)
    2018–2023
  • Greg Cram (NYPL)
    2020–2022
  • Daniel Dollar (Yale)
    2021–2023
  • Maryam Fakouri (Washington)
    2021–2023
  • Irene Herold (VCU)
    2021–2023
  • Deidra Herring (Ohio State)
    2020–2022
  • Adriene Lim (Maryland)
    2021–2023
  • Rachael Samberg (UC Berkeley)
    2020–2022
  • Steven Smith (Tennessee)
    2021–2023
  • Doug Way (Kentucky)
    2021–2023
  • Susan Haigh, ex officio (CARL)
  • Board Liaison:
    • Robert McDonald (Colorado at Boulder)
  • Staff Leads:

ARL Academy Advisory Committee (charge)

  • Barbara Rockenbach, Chair (Yale)
    2020–2022
  • Leslie Sharp, Vice-Chair (Georgia Tech)
    2020–2023
  • Rick Anderson (Brigham Young)
    2020–2022
  • Consuella Askew (Rutgers)
    2021–2023
  • Lisa Carter (Wisconsin-Madison)
    2021–2023
  • Lisa German (Minnesota)
    2020–2022
  • Rebecca Graham (University of Guelph)
    2021–2023
  • Julie Hannaford (University of Toronto)
    2021–2023
  • Nandita Mani (UNC)
    2020–2022
  • Neil Romanosky (Ohio)
    2020–2022
  • Hilary Seo (Iowa State)
    2020–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Lorelei Tanji (UC Irvine)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison:
    • TBD
  • Staff Lead:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (charge)

  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Chair (UIC)
    2018–2022
  • Greg Eow, Vice-Chair (CRL)
    2020–2023
  • Dale Askey (Alberta)
    2020–2022
  • Talia Chung (Ottawa)
    2020–2022
  • Diane Dallis-Comentale (Indiana)
    2020–2022
  • Earnstein Dukes (Texas Tech)
    2020–2022
  • Jennifer Garrett (NC State)
    2021–2023
  • Kurt Graham (NARA)
    2020–2022
  • Carrie M. Hackney (Howard)
    2020–2022
  • Jerome Offord, Jr. (Harvard)
    2021–2023
  • Anu Vedantham (Princeton)
    2021–2023
  • Board Liaison:
    • Trevor A. Dawes (Delaware)
  • Staff Lead:

Member Engagement and Outreach (charge)

  • Evviva Weinraub, Chair (Buffalo)
    2019–2022
  • Anne Langley, Vice-Chair (Connecticut)
    2018–2023
  • Brad Warren (Cincinnati)
    2020–2022
  • Shali Zhang (Auburn)
    2020–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • K. Matthew Dames (Notre Dame)
  • Staff Lead:

Program Strategy (charge)

  • Mary Lee Kennedy, Chair (ARL)
  • Claire Stewart, Advocacy and Public Policy (Nebraska–Lincoln)
  • Barbara Rockenbach, ARL Academy (Yale)
  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (UIC)
  • Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Member Engagement and Outreach (Buffalo)
  • Joe Salem, Research and Analytics (Michigan State)
  • Gwen Bird, Scholars and Scholarship (Simon Fraser)

Research and Analytics (charge)

  • Joe Salem, Chair (Michigan State)
    2018–2022
  • Erik Mitchell, Vice-Chair (UC San Diego)
    2021–2023
  • Dani Cook (UC San Diego)
    2020–2022
  • Karen Estlund (Colorado State)
    2020–2022
  • Janet Hulm (Ohio)
    2021–2023
  • Athena Jackson (Houston)
    2021–2023
  • Brian Keith (Florida)
    2021–2023
  • Vicky Lebbin (Hawaii)
    2021–2023
  • Leo Lo (New Mexico)
    2021–2023
  • MacKenzie Smith (UC Davis)
    2020–2022
  • Joseph Zucca (Pennsylvania)
    2021–2023
  • Board Liaisons:
    • Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern) and Melissa Just (Saskatchewan)
  • Staff Lead:

Scholars and Scholarship (charge)

  • Gwen Bird, Chair (Simon Fraser)
    2019–2022
  • Elaine Westbrooks, Vice-Chair (UNC)
    2019–2023
  • Dianne Babski (NLM)
    2020–2022
  • Jonathan Cain (Columbia)
    2021–2023
  • James Hilton (Michigan)
    2021–2023
  • Elizabeth Lorang (Nebraska)
    2021–2023
  • Jennifer Meehan (Pennsylvania State)
    2021–2023
  • Cynthia Parr (NAL)
    2020–2022
  • Tyler Walters (Virginia Tech)
    2021–2023
  • Martha Whitehead (Harvard)
    2021–2023
  • Kate Zwaard (LC)
    2020–2022
  • Board Liaison:
    • Lisa O’Hara (Manitoba)
  • Staff Leads:

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 (Washington)
  • Alison Armstrong (Ohio State)
  • Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser)
  • Denise Stephens (Oklahoma)
  • Jennifer Taxman (Dartmouth)
  • Staff Lead:

Association Meeting Program Planning Task Force (charge)

  • Rick Anderson, Chair (BYU)
  • Clem Guthro (Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
  • Rebecca Mugridge (Albany)
  • Staff Lead:

Consultative Group to AMPP Task Force

Roster forthcoming.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Institute Task Force (charge)

  • DeLa Dos , Chair (ARL)
  • Yolanda Cooper (Case Western)
  • Monica Figueroa (UNC)
  • Carol Kassel (NYU)
  • Sandra Riggs (Georgia), representing ACRL
  • Kevin Strowder (ALA)
  • Research Scholar:
    • TBD
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Liaison:
    • Kurt Graham (NARA)

Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group (charge)

  • Robert McDonald, Chair (Colorado at Boulder)
  • 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)
  • Cristela Garcia-Spitz (UC San Diego)
  • Damon Jaggars (Ohio State)
  • Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Lisa German (Minnesota)
  • Erik Mitchell (UC San Diego)
  • Amanda Montague (McMaster)
  • Alex Provo (New York)
  • Josh Sadvari (Ohio State)
  • Benjamin Wiggins (Minnesota)
  • Staff Lead:

Fall Forum Planning Group

Kaleidoscope Program Task Force (charge)

  • Ebony Magnus, Chair (Simon Fraser)
  • Lisa Cruces (Texas State)
  • Jesus Espinoza (Michigan)
  • Maria Estorino (UNC)
  • Cynthia Orozco (East Los Angeles College)
  • Erik Ponder (Michigan State)
  • Saira Raza (Emory)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Liaison:
    • Diane Dallis-Comentale (Indiana)
  • Staff Lead:
  • Kaleidoscope Program Selection Working Group (charge)

    • DeLa Dos , Chair (ARL)
    • Earnstein Dukes (Texas Tech)
    • Jesus Espinoza (Michigan)
    • Carrie M. Hackney (Howard)
    • Elliot Polak (Wayne State)
    • Zakir Suleman (British Columbia)

    Leadership and Career Development Program Task Force (charge)

    • Andrea Malone, Chair (Houston)
    • Tarida Anantachai (NC State)
    • Irene Herold (VCU)
    • Maha Kumaran (Saskatchewan)
    • Joseph Meisel (Brown)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Liaison:
      • Greg Eow (CRL)
    • Staff Lead:

    Leadership and Career Development Program Selection Working Group (charge)

    Roster forthcoming.

    Leadership Fellows Task Force (charge)

    • Hilary Seo, Chair (Iowa State)
    • Erin Ellis (Indiana)
    • Clem Guthro (Hawaii)
    • Julie Hannaford (Toronto)
    • Arnold Hirshon (Case Western)
    • Holly Jeffcoat (Southern Methodist)
    • Jim O’Donnell (Arizona State)
    • Doug Way (Kentucky)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Liaison:
      • Martha Whitehead (Harvard)
    • Staff Lead:

    Leadership Fellows Selection Working Group (charge)

    • John Ulmschneider, Chair (ARL)
    • Dale Askey (Alberta)
    • Dennis Clark (Library of Congress)
    • Holly Jeffcoat (Southern Methodist)
    • Tim McGeary (Duke)
    • Elizabeth Mengel (Johns Hopkins)
    • Jerome Offord, Jr. (Harvard)
    • Staff Lead:

    ARL/CARL Joint Task Force on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation
    (charge)

    • Victoria Owen, Chair (Toronto)
    • Gerald Beasley (Cornell)
    • Pascal Calarco (Windsor)
    • Greg Cram (NYPL)
    • Susan Haigh (CARL)
    • Joy Kirchner (York)
    • Katherine McColgan (CARL)
    • Lisa O’Hara (Manitoba)
    • Christine Oliver (Ottawa)
    • Judith Russell (Florida)
    • Judy Ruttenberg (ARL)

    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 (Purdue)—Advisory Capacity
      • DeLa Dos (ARL)

    Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee

    (See more information about the Steering Committee.)

    • Kristin Antelman (UC Santa Barbara), representing ARL
      2019–2022
    • Dale Askey (Alberta), representing ARL
      2021–2024
    • Daniel Cohen (Northeastern), at large
      2019–2020
    • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL) ex officio
    • Clifford A. Lynch (CNI) ex officio
    • 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.)

    • James Hilton (Michigan)
    • Damon Jaggars (Ohio State)
    • Deborah Jakubs (Duke)
    • Mark Kamlet (Carnegie Mellon)
    • Garrett P. Kiely (University of Chicago Press)
    • Barbara Kline Pope (Johns Hopkins University Press)
    • Erich van Rijn (University of California)
    • Ginny Steel (UCLA)
    • Charles Watkinson (Michigan)
    • Staff Liaisons:
      • Meredith Asbury (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)
    • 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:

    ARL-CARL Joint Project Advisory Group on the Role of Research Libraries in Advancing the Research and Learning Mission (charge)

    • John Culshaw (Iowa) Past President, ARL
    • K. Matthew Dames (Notre-Dame) President, ARL
    • Vivian Lewis (McMaster) President, CARL
    • Brett Waytuck (Regina) Vice-President, CARL
    • Staff Leads:

    IARLA: International Working Group to Explore the Collaborative Potential of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs)

    • Seth Anderson (Yale University), representing ARL
    • Esmé Cowles (Princeton University Library), representing ARL
    • Victoria Rose Raish (Penn State University), representing ARL
    • Lynn Benson (University of Otago), representing CAUL
    • Lisa O’Sullivan (University of Melbourne), representing CAUL
    • Mala Scorse (University of Newcastle, Australia), representing CAUL
    • Kim Williams (University of Sydney), representing CAUL
    • Joanne Fitton (University of Leeds Libraries), representing RLUK
    • John Hodgson (The University of Manchester Library), representing RLUK
    • Ian Johnson (Newcastle University), representing RLUK
    • Karen Robson (University of Southampton), representing RLUK
    • Liz Waller (Durham University), representing RLUK
    • Deirdre Wildy (Queen’s University Belfast), representing RLUK
    • Paola Marchionni, representing Jisc
    • Becca Mylton, representing The British Library, UK
    • Tina Horton, representing The National Archives, UK
    • Anne Blacksmith (The Huntington Library), representing OCLC, Research Library Partnership
    • Working group secretariat support:
      • Christina Kamposiori, (RLUK Executive)
      • Matt Greenhall, (RLUK Executive)

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