Washington DC--Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost, University Libraries, University of Connecticut Libraries, began a one-year term as President of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on October 15, 2009, during the ARL Fall Membership Meeting held in Washington, DC. He succeeds Tom Leonard, Kenneth and Dorothy Hill University Librarian, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, Library. Leonard continues to serve as a member of the ARL Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Past President.
Also on October 15, the membership ratified the Board of Directors election of Carol A. Mandel, Dean of the Division of Libraries, New York University Libraries, as ARL Vice President/President-Elect.
Three new Board members were elected by the membership to serve three-year terms: Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Dean of Libraries, William T. Young Endowed Chair, University of Kentucky Libraries; Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian, Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University Libraries; and Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian, McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota Libraries.
Continuing elected members of the Board are: Colleen Cook, Dean of University Libraries, Holder of the Sterling C. Evans Chair in Librarianship, Texas A & M University Libraries; James Mullins, Dean of Libraries, Purdue University Libraries; Winston Tabb, Sheridan Director and Dean of University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University Libraries; Karin Trainer, University Librarian, Princeton University Library; Paul Wiens, University Librarian, Queen’s University Library; and Sandra G. Yee, Dean, University Library System, Wayne State University Libraries.
Also serving on the Board in ex officio capacities are: Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee; Sarah Michalak, University Librarian and Associate Provost, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University; and Charles B. Lowry Executive Director, ARL.
The Board is the governing body of the Association and represents the interest of ARL member libraries in directing the business of the Association, including establishing operating policies, budgets, and fiscal control; modifying the ARL mission and objectives; and representing ARL to the community.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in North America. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the Web at http://www.arl.org/