Dale Askey has been appointed as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representative to the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee for the 2021–2024 term. The ARL Board of Directors approved this appointment during its July 2021 meeting.
Dale Askey is vice-provost (Library and Museums) and chief librarian for the University of Alberta. Previously he was associate university librarian for Library & Learning Technologies and administrative director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University. Askey currently serves on the ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the ARL Leadership Fellows Selection Working Group, and was an ARL Leadership Fellow in the class of 2018–2019.
Two other ARL member representatives serve on the CNI Steering Committee: Kristin Antelman, university librarian for the University of California, Santa Barbara, serving 2019–2022, and Ann Thornton, vice provost and university librarian for Columbia University, serving 2020–2023. Committee members serve three-year terms; the CNI Steering Committee meets throughout the year to guide CNI programming and development.
CNI is a joint initiative of ARL and EDUCAUSE that promotes the use of information technology to advance scholarship and education. Over 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI’s members. Learn more at cni.org.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.